The Fish Vet provides diagnostic services for all things fish. Now with bases in PERTH | MELBOURNE | TOWNSVILLE

TheFishVet provides a comprehensive diagnostic laboratory services for all fish and shellfish species including pet-fish, aquacultured food-fish, and aquatic animals in public aquaria, research projects and for export testing.

Dr Richmond Loh is a Certified Aquatic Veterinarian, a NATA-signatory, and has completed post-graduate examinations in both Pathobiology, and Aquatic Animal Health.

We have team mates based in Melbourne and Townsville who can also service your needs.

TheFishVet’s Lab provides diagnostic services to clients in the fields of:

  • Histopathology
  • Microbiology
  • Cytology
  • Biochemistry

For a complete list of services and fees, please download the manual below.

TFV Services and Fees 2016


THE FISH VET | PERTH | MELBOURNE | TOWNSVILLE |
Yours sincerely,

Dr Richmond Loh DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPh (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics & Pathobiology), CertAqV, CMAVA, NATA Signatory.
Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist
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

Adjunct Lecturer Murdoch University

This drug-delivering PowerGel is the Band-Aid for fish – that works!

Human beings have so many kinds of wound dressing, but it’s unlikely an injured fish can ever wear a Band-Aid quite like humans.

Dr Richmond Loh at TheFishVet has pioneered using a special powder, that when applied to fish skin, will stick to it, forming a gel-like material that can be used as a “smart fish band-aid”.

The PowerGel fish bandage matrix has numerous advantages. It can be applied to any area of the body, including delicate structures like fins; is able to absorb any aqueous liquid, allowing the gel to be impregnated with a variety of medicines like antibiotics, allowing direct localised activity for sustained release over time.

“I’ve been using it clinically for the last 10+ years. It’s worked on freshwater and marine turtles, freshwater and marine teleosts, amphibians and crabs. I’ve only two cases where it’s not stuck (Wobbegong shark skin ulcer, and dolphin mouth ulcer)… I’ve since got veterinarians around the world who work at zoos and aquariums, using it. They think it’s amazing stuff!” says Dr Loh.

The PowerGel Fish Bandage would prove an excellent solution for things like the treatment of skin ulcers, burns, post-incision wound care, finrot and other external skin conditions.

It’s A MUST-HAVE for every fish emergency kit.

Watch how it works – http://youtu.be/GHJtZRrx8IU

Get it today, because sick fish can’t wait.

Visit http://www.thefishvet.com.au/shop/shopping.html

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Yours sincerely,

Dr Richmond Loh
DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPh (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics & Pathobiology), CertAqV, CMAVA, NATA Signatory.
Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist
THE FISH VET, Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA.
Mobile Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.
http://www.thefishvet.com.au
Ph: +61 (0)421 822 383
Skype: thefishvet
President WAVMA 2014
Adjunct Lecturer Murdoch University
See advert on YouTube.

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

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. 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

 5. 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!

There is no better way to teach or learn, than to show, or be shown.

FISH VETTING TECHNIQUES & PRACTICAL TIPS reveals the best ways to treat any type of fish.

This DVD is the most valuable resource for all fish vets, aquarists, fish shop owners, vet schools and zoos – so buy it now!

All your questions about veterinary procedures on treating all fish types are answered in this DVD.

Experienced Australian fish vet Dr Richmond Loh takes you on an absorbing journey into the world of fish vetting: learn how to take skin mucus scrapes and blood samples, inject fish, 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.

Don’t wait! Order a copy of Fish Vetting Techniques & Practical Tips.

Buy a copy now – soon you will be able to treat any fish with full 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).

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

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.

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.

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.

Invasive killer amoeba at the water park.

This is concerning; water park opening and continued to operate despite health concerns –
http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/elizabeth-quay-health-concerns-known-before-water-park-opening/news-story/4030dc3f79bdb3e1ddad5592d3b41a2c

Some excellent FAQ on the mentioned amoeba – Naegleria fowleri:
http://conditions.health.qld.gov.au/HealthCondition/condition/14/165/101/Naegleria-fowleri-Qs-As

I wonder if the solution may be as simple as using salt/brackish water…


Yours sincerely,

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

Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist.
PERTH | MELBOURNE | TOWNSVILLE
THE FISH VET – AUSTRALIA.

Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.
http://www.thefishvet.com.au
Ph: +61 421 822 383

Beware of fish! Keep your chihuahuas safely locked up!

This catfish eats mouse for breakfast!

Check this out!
http://m.phys.org/news/2016-08-game-catfish-mouse-pilbara-river.html


Yours sincerely,

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

Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist.
PERTH | MELBOURNE | TOWNSVILLE
THE FISH VET – AUSTRALIA.

Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.
http://www.thefishvet.com.au
Ph: +61 421 822 383

Two for one TFV-DVD deal!

For this month of August-only, you’re Seeing Double!

Fish Vetting Techniques & Practical Tips reveals the best ways to treat any type of fish.

This DVD is the most valuable resource for all fish vets, aquarists, fish shop owners, vet schools and zoos.

All your questions about veterinary procedures on treating all fish types are answered in this DVD.

Experienced Australian fish vet Dr Richmond Loh takes you on an absorbing journey into the world of fish vetting: learn how to take skin mucus scrapes and blood samples, inject fish and even perform surgery.

You need this, and you can get it now.

Soon you will be able to treat any fish with full confidence!

Don’t wait!

Order a copy of Fish Vetting Techniques & Practical Tips with this special offer
through
http://thefishvet.com.au/contact_us.html

Remember to mention this advert, and not valid with any other offers.


Yours sincerely,

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

Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist.
PERTH | MELBOURNE | TOWNSVILLE
THE FISH VET – AUSTRALIA.

Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.
http://www.thefishvet.com.au
Ph: +61 421 822 383

Unveiling the mysteries of histopathology testing.

Veterinary Pathologists use a light microscope to examine thin cross-sections of fish tissues mounted on glass slides. We search for abnormalities in the tissues – in terms of inflammatory cell infiltration, degeneration, cell size and shape, presence of pathogens, among other indicators. Check out some images on how useful a light microscope can be in disease diagnosis at this link – http://tinyurl.com/tfv-scope

It is the go-to test for when you don’t know what’s going on. It the least specific test that can give you indications of where to go next with testing. In fish, we routinely examine the gills, skin, muscle, liver, pancreas, fat, kidney, heart, spleen, brain and gut. For certain diseases, we include eyes, nares, spinal cord, and fins. Those working in toxicologic pathology would include testing for endocrine organs such as the pituitary, chromaffin tissue, corpuscles of Stannius, pancreatic islets, pineal, thyroid and more.

Pathology as it is practiced now can be rather subjective in some instances, and it takes years (>5-10 years) to become competent. The minimum standard for Veterinary Pathologists in NATA-accredited laboratories are those who have successfully completed their ANZCVS Membership examinations in Pathobiology. Those pathologists with specific field/clinical experience with the species, often have better insight into diseases.

At The Fish Vet, our team of fish veterinarians, pathologist and aquatic animal health specialists are either Certified Aquatic Veterinarians, and/or have their ANZCVS Memberships in Aquatic Animal Health, and/or Pathobiology. 

the Fish Vet’s team will give you that edge when it comes to solving problems with your fish. Whether it be your aquarium fish, or your fish farm, we’ve got the knowledge, skills and experience to handle it.

Download and keep our Services Manual handy.

TFV Services and Fees 2016.pdf

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Yours sincerely,

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

THE FISH VET, AUSTRALIA – PERTH | MELBOURNE | TOWNSVILLE

Mobile Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.

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Check out the Koi Society of Western Australia’s Show – June 2016.

Check out the video here – https://youtu.be/n38almzkg5U

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Yours sincerely,

Dr Richmond Loh DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics & Pathobiology), CertAqV, CMAVA, NATA Signatory.
Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist
THE FISH VET, AUSTRALIA – PERTH | MELBOURNE | TOWNSVILLE

Mobile Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.

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Mermaid school!

How good is this?

https://www.good.is/articles/mermaid-school?utm_content=inf_24_81_2&utm_source=TSE&utm_medium=FB&utm_campaign=pd&tse_id=INF_d6ee6fc0628d11e68bcd29756acc69fa


Yours sincerely,

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

Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist.
PERTH | MELBOURNE | TOWNSVILLE
THE FISH VET – AUSTRALIA.

Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.
http://www.thefishvet.com.au
Ph: +61 421 822 383

Handbook for Common Calculations in Finfish Aquaculture

This handbook serves as a quick reference or guide to aid in understanding and solving problems that require calculations. Aquaculture involves problem solving and knowing how to perform various calculations correctly. This capability can translate into economic benefits and sound management decisions.

http://www.lsuagcenter.com/portals/communications/publications/publications_catalog/research/aquaculture/handbook-for-common-calculations-in-finfish-aquaculture

This would complement my Fish Vetting Medicines book nicely – https://thefishvet.com/2012/11/26/fish-vetting-medicines-formulary-of-fish-treatments-3/


Yours sincerely,

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

Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist.
PERTH | MELBOURNE | TOWNSVILLE
THE FISH VET – AUSTRALIA.

Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.

http://www.thefishvet.com.au

Ph: +61 421 822 383

How to cure swimbladder disease in goldfish?

In this video, I present a fish that’s floating at the water surface; and how I go about treating positive buoyancy disorder –
https://youtu.be/SOMjZHW_gy4

Read more from our blog’s archive about swimbladder disease – https://thefishvet.com/?s=Buoyancy


Yours sincerely,

Dr Richmond Loh 

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

PERTH | MELBOURNE | TOWNSVILLE
THE FISH VET – AUSTRALIA. 

Mobile Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.
http://www.thefishvet.com.au
Ph: +61 421 822 383