Secrets revealed in Dr Loh’s Fish Vetting Series.

There are no secrets in the treatment of fish diseases as seen in Dr Loh’s new YouTube channel < >.

You can learn more about how it is done with his practical manuals and instructional videos, available from his website (use your desktop computer).

This series of publications has helped promote fish health and welfare globally:

• Fish Vetting Essentials” (book)

• “Fish Vetting Medicines – Formulary of Fish Treatments” (book)

• “Fish Vetting Techniques & Practical Tips” (DVD).

Get your copies today and begin fish vetting with confidence.

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About the author:

As “The Fish Vet”, Dr Richmond Loh and his team across Australia provide veterinary, and
pathology services for a range of clients including pet fish, display aquaria, retailers and fish farmers.
He has been admitted to the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists by
examinations in the subjects of Pathobiology, and Aquatic Animal Health. He is a Certified Aquatic
Veterinarian and has been awarded the George Alexander International Fellowship by the
International Specialised Skills Institute.

Pertinent Posts:

• President of the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association (WAVMA, 2014)

• Secretary for the Aquatic Animal Health Chapter of the Australian and New Zealand College
of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS, 2015)

• Senior Adjunct Lecturer at Murdoch University

• WAVMA Webinar co-ordinator/moderator (2013 to

The Fish Vet’s Services

The Fish Vet offers a comprehensive aquatic veterinary services in a range of locations across Australia. Our aquatic veterinarians are based in Perth (WA), Brunswick (Victoria), Sydney/Gosford (NSW) and Duffy (ACT). Our aquatic specialists are based in Townsville (Queensland) and in Singapore.


The Fish Vet, a one-stop-shop: there is no duplication of work, and no loss of time or information between management and consultant.

Services offered through The Fish Vet include:

  • Diagnosis and treatment for diseases
  • Management advice
  • Health certification
  • Supply of veterinary resources
  • Education and research

We service the following sectors:

  • Pet ornamentals (e.g. home aquariums, pond, aquaponics)
  • Display aquaria (e.g. public aquariums and zoos)
  • Commercial ornamentals (e.g. ornamental fish farms, retailers, wholesalers, exporters)
  • Education (e.g. universities, researchers, hobby groups)

DOWNLOAD OUR SERVICES MANUAL –> TFV Services and Fees 2018-19

Calling for input from our Asian fish vets.

We’re preparing an article for the NZ Vet Journal and we’d like to highlight the veterinary services available to ornamental/pet fish owners in Australasia.

May we please borrow some of your time for your input? We’ve attached a questionnaire to this post. Please feel free to include any other relevant comments.

If you know of other fish vets in Asia who work with fishes, please let us know and forward them our survey.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you very much for your time.

Please have responses in by 28th August.

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Yours sincerely,

Dr Richmond Loh
DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics& Pathobiology), CertAqV, Fellow WAVMA.
Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist.


Locations: Perth | Melbourne | Sydney | Canberra | Townsville | Hong Kong | London (UK)


Questionnaire_ Aquatic veterinarians.docx

Talent Release Form.docx



On 24 May 2019, Ms Angela Hall, after a three day trial in the Magistrates Court, was found guilty of performing acts of veterinary surgery on 11 occasions.”

What are acts of veterinary science?

An ‘act of veterinary science’ means services which form part of the practice of veterinary surgery and medicine, and includes:

  • the diagnostic confirmation of, treatment of, and provision of management advice for infectious disease, physiological dysfunction, psychological dysfunction and injury in animals;
  • performing invasive or surgical procedures on animals;
  • administering anaesthetics to animals;
  • the exercise of prescribing rights for veterinary chemicals, medicines or poisons which may be restricted by scheduling or registered label; and
  • the provision of veterinary certificates.

A formal degree in veterinary science, registrable within Australia, is the minimum acceptable knowledge base and skill set necessary to perform acts of veterinary science competently (source:

So anyone who is not a registered veterinarian, are not allowed to make diagnoses, perform surgery, anaesthetise fish or treat them.

Those who do, are unlawfully doing so. In some states, the first offence attracts a fine of $10,000; and subsequent offences carry fines of $20,000.

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