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.

Go to –

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

The only way to beat knowledge is with ignorance – the KHV debate.

Through the years we’ve been posting about Australia’s proposal to release the koi herpesvirus.

Use this link to familiarise yourself with the other sides of the debate –


Friday fish funnies

We’ve had a couple if good responses to Marlin’s joke. Which do you like best? A1 or A2?

In Finding Nemo, Marlin never finished telling his joke.

"A mollusc went up to a sea cucumber…"

A1: And the mollusc said to the sea cucumber, "You look cool with a capital ‘Sea’!"

A2: And the sea cucumber enquired: "What’s up? You looked shell-shocked!"

Yours sincerely,

Dr Richmond Loh
DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics& Pathobiology), CertAqV, NATA Signatory.

Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist.

Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.
Ph: +61 421 822 383
Mail: PO Box 5164, East Victoria Park, WA 6981, Australia.

Webinar on water quality impacts of carp mortality events – by NCCP.

Webinar Invitation – Tuesday 22 May 2018 (6pm AEST, 4pm AWST).

NCCP & Joe Pera, Water NSW and University of Technology, Sydney

To provide further detail around the work the NCCP will also be hosting a NCCP Research Update webinar on Bang the Table to provide stakeholders like yourself an opportunity to hear directly from scientists on the work they are undertaking and to ask any questions you may have in relation to this work.

The webinar will feature a presentation by Joe Pera, researcher with Water NSW and University of Technology in Sydney on water quality impacts of carp mortality events, and a short presentation by Matt Barwick, prior to a panel discussion where questions will be invited and answered.

To register your interest for this webinar, please email and a link will be provided. [This e-mail will be forwarded to a team member at Seftons].

Further webinars will be held over the coming months.

The collateral damage: giving carp KHV can lead to native fish kills through the EHN virus.

Excerpts from an article in Weekly Times:
A decision to release the virus in Australia is due at the end of the year, once the National Carp Control Plan is delivered to the Federal Government...
Some anglers fear introduced redfin numbers would explode, eating native fish eggs and spreading the EHN [epizootic hematopoietic necrosis] virus, which infects native fish
recreational fishing conservation group OzFish chief executive Craig Copeland said in a lot of locations certain species would not exist, so would need to be restocked...

2018 SeaVet Course Registration Opens Today!

I’ve been lucky enough to attend this course through the George Alexander Fellowship granted by the International Specialised Skills Institute. I had an excellent time learning so many things about aquatic veterinary medicine.

For pictures of my experiences, follow this link –

It’s pretty much, aquatic veterinary medicine dealing with display and wild, bony fish, rays, sharks, sea turtles, penguins, pinnipeds, cetaceans and manatees; their behaviour, husbandry, diseases, diagnosis, medicine, rehabilitation and strandings.

For more information, go to –

From the official website:

SeaVet Clinical Training is an intensive nine day course designed to teach veterinary medical students and veterinarians through didactic lecture, case-based problem-solving and practical experience.

The program also features an educational and interactive hands-on training.

This is a three credit professional class through the University of Florida. Academic credit will only be granted to UF veterinary students.

Continuing education credits may be earned by veterinarians. This course has a maximum of 25 allowed by the state of Florida. If requested, a form will be provided at start of the course to keep track of your hours. If you are not in Florida, your state has the right to refuse the credits. However, the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine is accredited with NAVC and out-of-state veterinarians have not been denied credits after attending past SeaVet courses.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This course is being offered exclusively for Veterinary Students and Licensed Veterinarians. Registrations will not be accepted otherwise.