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 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, or overseas.

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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

 6. Alternatively, feel free to search for free information on my blog (thefishvet.com).
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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

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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.

Massive grouper caught in Queensland.

2014/08/01 at 07:20 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

Check this out. They’ve real great personalities. Cool, calm, and massive amount of power.

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Slippery Passion / lamprey

2014/07/31 at 02:38 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

Check this out!

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/40399/title/Slippery-Passion/

Thanks YW!


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

Fish Joke for Monday-itis: Just fish it

2014/07/27 at 23:05 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

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2014 AVMA Aquatics Session Wetlab Agenda

2014/07/27 at 02:49 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

Originally posted on WAVMA@Work:

Small groups, top-tier instructors, and timely topics make these interactive labs a can’t-miss on your convention agenda. Interactive Labs have enrollment limits and additional fees, so register early to secure your space and receive the biggest savings.

What’s planned for this fantastic day of fish fun?

Monday, July 28

Finfish Clinical Exam & Diagnostic Sampling Wet Lab 1:00 – 4:50 PM

Level: 3 ID# 16273 CE: 4.00

Participants will receive hands-on experience in conducting sampling techniques for official health certificates. Fish farms and fish hatcheries need veterinarians who can conduct these techniques. Participants will get an initial training to be able to provide this service. Enrollment limited to 30 DVMs. Offsite Lab – Downtown Denver Aquarium

Learning Objectives:

Perform finfish anesthesia, gill and fin clips, skin scrapes phlebotomy and euthanasia of the fish
Perform sampling techniques for official health certificates
Perform necropsy and internal organ examination
Myron Kebus, Richmond Loh…

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2014 AVMA Aquatics Session Wetlab Agenda

2014/07/24 at 10:58 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

Small groups, top-tier instructors, and timely topics make these interactive labs a can’t-miss on your convention agenda. Interactive Labs have enrollment limits and additional fees, so register early to secure your space and receive the biggest savings.

What’s planned for this fantastic day of fish fun?

Monday, July 28

Finfish Clinical Exam & Diagnostic Sampling Wet Lab 1:00 – 4:50 PM

Level: 3 ID# 16273 CE: 4.00

Participants will receive hands-on experience in conducting sampling techniques for official health certificates. Fish farms and fish hatcheries need veterinarians who can conduct these techniques. Participants will get an initial training to be able to provide this service. Enrollment limited to 30 DVMs. Offsite Lab – Downtown Denver Aquarium

Learning Objectives:

Perform finfish anesthesia, gill and fin clips, skin scrapes phlebotomy and euthanasia of the fish
Perform sampling techniques for official health certificates
Perform necropsy and internal organ examination
Myron Kebus, Richmond Loh, Roxanna Smolowitz, Nicholas Saint-Erne
Fees: Standard $230. Non-member veterinarians add $50 per selection

Detailed Itinerary

12:30-1:15 AVMA arranged buses leave convention center and arrive at Denver Aquarium. Wetlab participants settle and wetlab didactic materials/agenda disseminated (Waltzek to bring printed copies).

1:15-1:30 Dr. Terry Campbell: Introduction to the aquarium and his role as veterinarian for the facility. Short presentation on the common koi pathogens observed on wet mounts (video).

1:30-1:45 Dr. Nick St-Erne: Demonstrate non-lethal sampling techniques on an ornamental fish. Quick physical exam on a koi followed by anesthetizing to obtain wet mount samples (fin, skin, gill) and phlebotomy. Dr. Terry Campbellwill take collected blood and demonstrate a blood smear. Pre-stained smears will be used to point out typical blood cells (projected onto screen using camera LCD projector connector provided by Dr. St-Erne).

1:45-2:00 Dr. Myron Kebus: Demonstrate lethal sampling of a food-fish species for health certificates. Freshly euthanized kokanee salmon (prior to arrival of participants) will be necropsied pointing out internal anatomy and tissues to be collected for microbiology/virology as needed for a hypothetical health certificate.

2:00-2:10 Restroom break. Participants organize into pairs and find one of six work stations (6 pairs and 1 group of 3 = 13 registered participants).

2:10-3:50 Drs. Campbell, St-Erne, Kebus, Loh, Smolowitz, Soto, Waltzek, Questen, Scarfe (Waltzek and Scarfe to float as needed): Each expert will assist their pair of participants in the skills that Drs. Campbell, St-Erne, and Kebus have demonstrated. Interesting parasites will be shared with the group via camera/LCD projector connector provided by Dr. St-Erne).

3:50-4:00 Wetlab wrap-up and acknowledgements.

4:00-5:00 Dr. Terry Campbell demonstrates Japanese art of fish printing (Gyotaku) using koi and kokanee.

5:00-6:00 Dr. Terry Campbell leads tour of the aquarium (interested participants need to purchase a ticket separately from registration fee).Drs. St-Erne, Kebus, Loh, Smolowitz, Soto, Waltzek, Questen, Scarfe stay behind and break down the wetlab.

6:30-7:00 AVMA arranged buses leave Denver Aquarium and return wetlab participants to convention center.

Sign up now at http://www.avmaconvention.org/


Yours sincerely,

Dr Richmond Loh
President at the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association
W: http://www.wavma.org

I’m travelling for the next two weeks.

2014/07/23 at 14:20 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

Originally posted on The Fish Vet's Blog:

Stay up to date with interesting things at
https://facebook.com/thefishvetdrloh


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

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Fish Veterinary Fun at Ross University.

2014/07/21 at 18:26 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

This week I’m stationed at the world’s second largest veterinary school, Ross University, St Kitts & Nevis. I’ve been invited to present on topics relating to aquatic veterinary medicine. See flyer below.

Fish Veterinary Fun Flyer.docx


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

What to do if you accidentally lost water from your pond?

2014/07/21 at 08:00 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

This is quite a common occurrence. Either owners accidentally leave the drain open for too long, or the water lines disconnect and pumps the water out. Those who catch it in time are lucky. What you do next will determine whether your fish will live or die!

Always keep some water conditioners or anti-chlorine handy. Have enough in store in case you ever need to perform a 100% water change, for emergencies. Top your water up, using these conditioners and add vigorous aeration since the dechlorination reaction consumes oxygen.

But what if you don’t have anti-chlorine on hand? It is relatively safe to increase the water remaining by up to 10-15% only. Then the next day, purchase the products from your local aquarium store and top the rest of your water up. Never top up more than 20% without using anti-chlorine since the chlorine in tap water can kill your fish.

To keep fish safe from ponds draining fully, always position your water pumps on top of bricks. This means that if the pump runs dry, the pond will still have sufficient water until they are discovered.

Fish Joke for Monday-itis: Keep calm

2014/07/20 at 23:05 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

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I’m travelling for the next two weeks.

2014/07/20 at 10:08 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | 1 Comment

Stay up to date with interesting things at
https://facebook.com/thefishvetdrloh


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

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