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

Register for the 2018 WAVMA Conference on the island of St. Kitts

World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association’s Conference Registration for the November 8-12, 2018 WAVMA Conference on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean is now open. The number of attendees we can accommodate in the Finfish or Dolphin clinical wetlabs, and the Biosecurity Workshop, is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.


So far, I’m presenting on:
  1. Keynote – Fishnostics
  2. Koi Prax – Australia’s status
  3. Koi Prax – advances in skin ulcer treatment
  4. ANZCVS & aquatics specialisation
  5. Fish wetlab
  6. Biosecurity workshop

Should you wish to give an oral presentation for the General Session, or poster presentation (the best posters will receive an award during the WAVMA AGM/banquet), to ensure we can accommodate your presentation we recommend you submit an abstract to 2018-StKitts ASAP.

We have also arranged for special rates for rooms at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort, Conference Center & Casino, and variety of island tours and other activities on St. Kitts – including a full day Catamaran/snorkeling trip to the island of Nevis, and “Swim with the Dolphins” options for Conference delegates and families. Like wet labs, these are filling fast, so make your reservations ASAP.

For those interested, the WAVMA Conference follows the West Indies Veterinary Conference (November 3-8) on St. Kitts.

For additional information, and to register for the 2018 WAVMA Conference, submit an abstract, reserve a hotel room, or make a tour or other booking, simply go to


How to move aquarium fish? 8 simple steps.

Step 1

About a week before, add salt to your tank at a rate of 2-5g/L and Vitamin at a rate of 5-10mg/L.

Step 2

The day prior, fast your fish.

Step 3

On the day, siphon water into buckets and place your fish in it.

Step 4

Turn off the heater and filter, and then remove as much of the aquarium furnishings, water and gravel to allow you to move the aquarium.

Step 5

Make the move.

Step 6

Refill the aquarium with conditioned water and the buckets of water you had saved, and replace all aquarium furnishings, and equipment. Turn on your heater and filter.

Step 7

Float your fish in bags similar to when you first purchase a fish to equalise temperatures over 5-10 min.

Step 8

Add aquarium water to your bag, waiting another 5-10 min and then release your fish; starting with the smallest, least aggressive species.

“veterinarians began to realize that fish need that next level of care.”

“Aquatic animal medicine in the last 15 years is becoming more mainstream, following the same path as avian medicine,” Lewbart said.

“From 1993 to 2003, the fish were coming to me by FedEx. If a lady in Iowa had a sick fish, she would mail it to me.”

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The Fish Vet has representatives in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra.

Fish Samples for testing can be mailed to: PO Box 5164, East Victoria Park, WA 6981, Australia.

Fish vet job available – Australia.

A unique position is available with FFVS to join a team of aquatic animal veterinarians who work throughout Australia and beyond in commercial aquaculture and wild capture fisheries.

The job is full-time, we are seeking a registered, or soon to be, veterinary graduate or recent graduate to fill this position. There is ample room for training, growth and rapid career progression within this position.

FFVS is an interesting workplace, our clients are spread throughout Australia (reaching every state and territory), New Zealand and Asia. We service a wide diversity of aquatic species including an array of fish, prawns and shellfish. An aptitude towards enjoying travel and field work is a must within the position, balanced with office report writing and administration.

FFVS is also actively involved in a range of research projects with strong linkages to a range of universities.

Strong report writing skills are encouraged.

Every day offers new challenges and an opportunity to develop and apply more knowledge and skills using evidence-based science. A voracious appetite for reading scientific literature is encouraged.

FFVS has a market leading position for veterinary service supply to Australian aquaculture industries with a substantial established client base. You could be joining a competent team of multi-site veterinarians and administrative staff to help continuing to deliver high professional integrity, operational excellence to the growing seafood sectors.

Location: Head Office is based in coastal Northern NSW
Package: Negotiable on application

Be part of a growing industry and a company that values its people
Lead your own portfolio of commercial fish farming clients to provide service excellence
Have the freedom to be based from home and structure your job, your way.

Experienced aquaculture veterinarians may apply, and package would be commensurate with experience.

Starting time before 2019. Please send application and CV to:

Job available: Aquaculture Fish Health Officer – MPA Fish Farms

Broome & Kimberley
Work Type: Full Time

Marine Produce Australia is Australia’s only ocean-cage Barramundi farm. We have been farming fish in the Kimberley region of Western Australia for over 12 years, and our Cone Bay Ocean Barramundi is on restaurant menus around Australia and the world.
Our business is entering an exciting expansion phase and we are seeking a Fish Health Officer to join our team.

Our ideal candidate for this newly created position will have a degree level education in marine biology or related discipline and will be passionate about aquaculture. The successful candidate will have experience in fish health management and will play a key role in supporting the company’s fish health and welfare strategy across the entire production cycle.
Key requirements:

Bachelor of Science in a relevant field

Hands-on experience working with fish

Good understanding of aquatic animal health

Accurate record keeping with a good eye for detail


Comfortable working in the field and an office environment

Excellent communication skills as well as a strong team player

Day to day duties:

Conduct fish health audits

Perform fish dissection and work with a microscope

Prepare specimens, media and reagents for external laboratories

Proactively participate in fish health decisions

Environmental parameter monitoring

Conduct field and laboratory data collection

Regular reporting to Company Veterinarian and Farm management

Ordering of supplies and organisation of freight to the farm

The position will be based in our Broome office on a 5:2 roster, with regular weekly visits to our Cone Bay farm.
Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, recent graduates are welcome to apply. Interviews will be held in Broome and also in Perth for interested candidates willing and able to relocate themselves to Broome for the position.

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