In 2006, AZA, in collaboration with the American Association of Poison Control Centers, developed an online Antivenom Index that is currently managed, updated, and hosted by the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy. The Antivenom Index is available only to representatives from AZA-accredited institutions and poison control centers. The Index is used to assist zoo and aquarium personnel manage their antivenom inventory used to treat bites or stings from the animals in their care and to assist poison control center personnel locate appropriate antivenom as needed.
The Antivenom Index is password-protected and the Director of each AZA-accredited institution is provided a login identity and password from the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy. Directors are responsible for updating antivenom stock and contact information as needed. Login to the Antivenom Index to access the contact information for Medical Advisor Consultants.
For questions about login or index usage questions:
Contact Bruce Johnson at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, Information Technology Group
For questions about antivenom importation, reporting, or management questions:
Contact Zoo Advisors Don Boyer (San Diego Zoo), Rick Haeffner (Denver Zoo), Jeff Ettling (St Louis Zoo), Scott Pfaff (Riverbanks Zoo), Ian Recchio (Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens), or David T. Roberts (Dallas Zoo).