Did you know you have access to The Fish Vet’s expertise, no matter where you are in the world?

2014/02/25 at 08:35 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

Are you a pet fish keeper, ornamental fish breeder, retailer or fish farmer? Are you running public aquaria? Do you use fish in your educational/research institution? Are you an aquaponics or a food fish aquaculture farmer?

Do you use the services of an aquatic veterinarian? Is there one close by?

Did you know that you can access The Fish Vet’s services right where you are?

1. Locally, I provide site visits to my clients. I service clients as far south as Mandurah (and Bremer Bay!) as far north as Yanchep and as far east as Ellenbrook and Armadale. Here, I perform field diagnostics, and I bring along my portable pharmacy to treat your fish’s ailments, or refer you back to fish shops for medicines that they stock.

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2. If you are not exactly local, we can schedule a visit, by flight, to any state in Australia (e.g. WA, NSW, Victoria, Tasmania), or overseas (e.g. Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, Hong Kong).

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3. I can work through your local veterinarian to achieve a suitable outcome. See picture below.

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4. You can consult with me online using the eHow pets platform

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5. If you wish to proceed with a direct phone or email consultation, please select the appropriate item from the shopping cart at http://www.thefishvet.com.au/shop/shopping.html

 6. Alternatively, feel free to search for free information on my blog (thefishvet.com).
(Quick link to this post – http://tinyurl.com/fishvetconsult)

Fish Vetting Techniques and Practical Tips – instructional DVD: Fish Vetting Secrets revealed!

2014/01/21 at 08:30 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | 1 Comment

After attending a multitude of conferences and courses like Aquavet II and Seavet, reading up on the literature, and doing teaching at the university, it’s really hit home to me that: there is no better way to teach or learn, than to show, or be shown.

FISH VETTING TECHNIQUES & PRACTICAL TIPS takes a ‘how to’, hands-on approach to demonstrate veterinary skills employed in working as an aquatic veterinarian. The 105 minute DVD comprises veterinary procedures including taking skin mucus scrapes and gill biopsies, skin ulcer treatment, injecting fish, blood sampling, anaesthesia, surgery, necropsy, histology processing, videos of live microscopic fish pathogens and more… That’s right, I’m giving away all my secrets so that fish clients can have greater access to trained aquatic veterinarians no matter where they are in the world.

After watching this DVD, you can deal with fishes with confidence!

This DVD is ideal for fish veterinarians, aquarists, aquaculturalists, public aquaria, local fish shops and to have handy as a training resource in veterinary schools, laboratories, clinics and zoos. It is a comprehensive resource that incorporates aquatic medicine and pathology.

Make your purchase NOW at http://thefishvet.com.au/shop/shopping.html
Available in two formats: PAL & NTSC (please select the correct item when making your purchase).

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In this series are the following books:

  • Fish Vetting Essentials.
  • Fish Vetting Medicines – Formulary of Fish Treatments.

Dr Richmond Loh (BSc, BVMS, MPhil, MANZCVS, CertAqV) is the 2014 President of the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association (WAVMA), Secretary of The Aquatic Animal Health Chapter of the Australian & New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS), an adjunct lecturer at Murdoch University in Western Australia, an eHow Pets Expert and is a George Alexander Foundation International Fellow. His skill set is unique, having been admitted as a Member of the Australian & New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) by examination in the subjects of “Aquatic Animal Health” and in “Pathobiology”. As “The Fish Vet”, he provides veterinary services for a range of clients and they include individual pet fish owners, public aquaria (Aquarium of Western Australia), retailers, wholesalers, fish farmers (ornamental and food fish) and educational institutions (Murdoch University, Edith Cowan University & University of Western Australia).

DVD CONTENTS
Scene 01: Start
Scene 02: GENERAL PROCEDURES
Scene 03: Weighing small fish
Scene 04: Weighing large fish
Scene 05: Medicating a pond
Scene 06: Preparing medicated food
Scene 07: Intramuscular (IM) injections
Scene 08: Intraperitoneal (IP) injections
Scene 09: Injection sites recapitulated
Scene 10: SURGICAL PROCEDURES
Scene 11: Aspirating swimbladder
Scene 12: Surgical weight implantation
Scene 13: Gastric tubing
Scene 14: Skin ulcer treatment
Scene 15: Skin tumour removal & Anaesthesia
Scene 16: Eye enucleation & Anaesthesia
Scene 17: Fish euthanasia
Scene 18: DIAGNOSTICS
Scene 19: Wet preparation Skin mucus scrape & Gill biopsy
Scene 20: Haematology – Blood sampling
Scene 21: Blood film preparation
Scene 22: Packed cell volume (PCV
Scene 23: Bacteriology
Scene 24: Necropsy & Anatomy
Scene 25: Histology processing
Scene 26: FISH PARASITES
Scene 27: Argulus
Scene 28: Lernaea
Scene 29: Ichthyopthirius | Cryptocaryon
Scene 30: Flukes (Gyrodactylus & Dactylogyrus) & Trichodina
Scene 31: Ichthyobodo
Scene 32: Hexamita
Scene 33: Oodinium | Amyloodinium
Scene 34: Tetrahymena | Uronema
Scene 35: Chilodonella | Brooklynella
Scene 36: Peritrichous ciliates
Scene 37: Lymphocystis
Scene 38: Water mite
Scene 39: Air-dried, Diff Quik-stained smears of parasites

The Fish Vet’s veterinary services – integrated innovative solutions.

2012/12/11 at 07:55 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | 1 Comment

In veterinary health care, there may be service boundaries defined by providers’ clinical specialties. The results will be fragmented, inconvenient, inefficient and the outcomes compromised for the solutions you needed yesterday. The Fish Vet’s services are designed to achieve excellent outcomes for clients with customised needs.

Most veterinarians have expertise in single fields. Dr Loh is unique in that he is one of only two veterinarians globally who has post-graduate, Membership qualifications in aquatic animal health and in veterinary pathology, admitted by examination to the Australian and NZ College of Veterinary Scientists. He also holds a research Masters degree. This means that he can solve your problems in the field or laboratory, and can devise strategies for research if the problems are more complex.

Dr Loh is affiliated with many world class organisations, serving as the Secretary of the Aquatic Animal Health Chapter of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, President-elect of the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association, a Senior Adjunct Lecturer at Murdoch University’s Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences section and a past Treasurer for the Australian Society of Veterinary Pathologists. He is also a member of the International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine and a member of the European Association of Fish Pathologists.

The Fish Vet as a one-stop shop, gives the clients a personal connection to the all the veterinary services you require. The Fish Vet’s clients benefit from more convenient and better coordinated access to veterinary services and improved outcomes. The Fish Vet operates a mobile consultancy service and so no matter where you are in Australia, Dr Loh can organise delivery of his services to your pet, your business or your farm.

To find out more, go to –
TheFishVet’s site  or

see the adverts:

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Fish Vetting Medicines: Formulary of Fish Treatments.

2012/11/26 at 02:43 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

With nearly 300 drug entries, it is a comprehensive yet practical, quick access reference; making it an indispensible resource for anyone interested in fish health including veterinarians. It’s like MIMS for fish!

Its content organisation is designed for enhanced navigability with medicines arranged by:

  • Pathogen type (disease causing organisms),
  • Therapeutic use or groups,
  • Common disease conditions,
  • And in alphabetical order.

Read more here.

Fish Vetting Essentials.

2012/05/27 at 12:37 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

The web can be a great resource but you may also find that it is full of contradictory information overload. Like you, I have found that reliable information on fish health, disease and medicine is difficult to come by and is at best, fragmented.

This is why I have published two essential books on aquatic veterinary medicine.

So if you’re serious about fish health, these are two indispensible texts on fish you must have at your fingertips!

Fish Health Professionals – Land the Catch of the Year!

Fish Vetting Essentials is a comprehensive resource that incorporates elements of fish keeping, clinical medicine and fish pathology in a readily digestible form.

Important information for diagnosticians in this book include:

  • how to interpret water quality
  • how to diagnose common fish diseases
  • how to medicate fish
  • how to treat fish diseases using drugs available in standard veterinary clinics.
View sample pages here –  eFishVetEssentialswLinks.
BUY THE BOOKS HERE.

Happy Australia Day!

2015/01/26 at 04:19 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

Fish Joke for Monday-itis: Walruses… great at multi-tusking

2015/01/25 at 23:10 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

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Don’t ban our fish keeping!

2015/01/23 at 00:12 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

I received this from my colleague in the UK and it is very important that you help by taking action.

Below is a link to a petition posted by the Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association in the UK to help prevent a possible banning of the keeping of ornamental fish in the UK. Whilst the petition is aimed at UK politicians any ban is likely to be European and of course have global effects.

Without going in to too much detail there has been a very active campaign by animal rights/welfare groups to ban the keeping of “exotic” pets in Europe. This would mean that hobbyists could keep or purchase nothing more than goldfish and a couple of other species. Several european veterinary associations appear to have swallowed the campaigners line. I would urge all of you to sign the petition to save our hobby.

http://tinyurl.com/savemyfish

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Yours sincerely,

Dr Richmond Loh DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics & Pathobiology), CertAqV, CMAVA, NATA Signatory.
THE FISH VET, Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA.
Mobile Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.
http://www.thefishvet.com.au
Ph: +61 (0)421 822 383
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Skype: thefishvet

President WAVMA 2014

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Adjunct Lecturer Murdoch University | Secretary Aquatic Animal Health Chapter – ANZCVS.

Learn Fish Vetting Techniques in the fast lane!

2015/01/22 at 07:35 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

Practical ideas for busy veterinarians.

Based on real life cases, Doctor Richmond Loh, presents a number of winning ideas and strategies for treating sick fish of their diseases.

Get your DVD now –
http://thefishvet.com.au/shop/shopping.html

Because the quickest way to learn, is to be shown.

Freaky fish!

2015/01/21 at 07:30 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

With a face only a mother (and fish nerds) could love.

Read more about the ancient shark with 300 teeth –

http://m.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/fisherman-in-victorias-gippsland-region-catches-ancient-shark-with-300-teeth/story-fni0fit3-1227191582567?nk=aeca8db2723418e7827d827c02f02c31

Veterinary Internship position available in Aquatic Animal Health, University of Florida.

2015/01/20 at 07:30 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

This looks excellent!

Begin forwarded message:

From: “Dr. David Scarfe”
Date: 17 January 2015 09:53:58 AWST
Subject: AquaVetMed e-News: Aquatic Veterinarian Intern Position – U. Florida CVM

January 16, 2015
Veterinary Internship in Aquatic Animal Health, University of Florida

The University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine (Aquatic Animal Health Program) and Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory (UF-TAL) (School of Forest Resources and Conservation) in partnership with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Marine Mammal Pathobiology Laboratory (MMPL), the Florida Aquarium, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, SeaWorld of Florida and Volusia County Marine Science Center have developed a two-year post-DVM training opportunity in aquatic animal health. This veterinary internship will provide veterinary experience in the areas of marine mammal medicine, stranding response, public aquarium, zoo, research, and aquaculture medicine.

Salary: Starting at $30,000. Application deadline, January 25; the position will start July 1, 2015.

Click on http://tinyurl.com/ohnmg4s for the full announcement, and to apply. For other veterinary positions available, or to list a position, go to http://www.avma.org/vcc.
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AquaVetMed e-News provides information to veterinary and veterinary-allied subscribers concerning aquatic animal medicine, health, welfare, public health and seafood safety, obtained from a variety of sources (largely AquaVetMed subscribers). While provided by the American Veterinary Medical Association’s, Aquatic Veterinary Medicine Committee and are for public distribution, they do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the AVMA or the veterinary profession. See the AVMA Terms of Use (http://tinyurl.com/29h2rf) for further information.

Subscription and Contributions: Interested veterinarians and veterinary-allied professionals can subscribe, unsubscribe, or contribute pertinent news or information, by sending a message with “For AquaVetMed -” and the topic in the subject line, to dscarfe@avma.org. If e-News information is used elsewhere please acknowledge AquaVetMed as the source. Encourage individuals to subscribe rather than distribute through list serves.

Note: Undelivered e-mails will not be resent; Subscribers will be deleted from the list after repeated undelivered or bounced messages and will have to re-subscribe. Messages may contain attachments that will have been scanned for known viruses.

Visit our website: http://www.avma.org
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Fish and chlorine don’t mix.

2015/01/19 at 13:33 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

Shark leaps into swimming pool!

http://m.tmz.com/#Article/2008/12/18/shark-commits-suicide-on-waterslide


Yours sincerely,

Dr Richmond Loh
DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology) Murdoch, MANZCVS (Aquatics& Pathobiology), CertAqV, CMAVA, NATA Signatory.
THE FISH VET, Perth, Western Australia.
Veterinary Medicine for fish.
W: http://www.thefishvet.com.au
E: thefishvet
P: +61 (0)421 822 383

2014 President WAVMA.org

Fish Joke for Monday-itis: what’s the Fisherman’s favourite percussion instrument?

2015/01/18 at 23:50 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

Q: What’s the Fisherman’s favourite percussion instrument?

A: Cast-a-net.

Free report by Doctor Richmond Loh, The Fish Vet, on multiple aspects of aquatic veterinary medicine.

2015/01/15 at 08:00 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

Great news! Due to popular demand, I ran more copies of this report. A box of reprints have arrived!

It covers veterinary health aspects on the following topics:

•Sharks, stingrays, bony fish, pinnipeds, cetaceans, manatees, turtles and penguins;
•Fish farming (food fish and ornamentals); and
•Aquaponics!

The soft copy can be downloaded for FREE from <http://www.issinstitute.org.au/wp-content/media/2013/11/Report-Loh-Final-LowRes.pdf>.

Hard copies can be purchased for a nominal fee (to cover printing costs) at <https://thefishvet.com.au/shop/shopping.html>.

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Yours sincerely,

Dr Richmond Loh

BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Vet Path), MANZCVS (Aquatics), MANZCVS (Pathobiology), DipPM, CertAqV.

Veterinarian | Adjunct Lecturer Murdoch University | WAVMA Past-President | Secretary Aquatic Animal Health Chapter – Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS).

The Fish Vet, Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA. Veterinary Consultant for fish and other aquatic creatures.

http://www.thefishvet.com.au

Ph: +61 (0)421 822 383

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Useful videos for fish veterinarians.

2015/01/15 at 01:40 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

Lots of practical videos here –

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=905303709502037&id=153315141367568


Yours sincerely,

Dr Richmond Loh
DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology) Murdoch, MANZCVS (Aquatics& Pathobiology), CertAqV, CMAVA, NATA Signatory.
THE FISH VET, Perth, Western Australia.
Veterinary Medicine for fish.
W: http://www.thefishvet.com.au
E: thefishvet
P: +61 (0)421 822 383

2014 President WAVMA.org

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