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.

Why is gill disease so bad for fish?

Microscopically, fish gills respond to insults by a variety of means including excessive mucus production, hyperplasia (increase in number of cells), lamellar synechiae and fusion (stickiness), desquamation (cells falling off), necrosis (cells dying), congestion (increase blood to area) and lamellar oedema (fluid build-up in tissues).

There are a wide variety of reasons fish present with gill diseases. A variety of protozoal parasites, metazoan parasites, bacterial infections, nutritional deficiencies, water quality issues, and other physical and chemical disturbances.

We all know fish use gills for breathing. And if gills become damaged, all the changes mentioned above will be responsible for fish to present gasping at the water surface, flared operculum, laboured breathing, or "coughing".

But did you know the gills are responsible for more than this? Gills are responsible for osmoregulation, hydro-mineral balance, and the excretion of nitrogenous waste (ammonia). If gills become damaged, all these functions also become compromised. Additionally, fish may

The totality of these damages begin to compound, and is responsible for fish dying. Remember, we can detect evidence of diseases early by microscopic examinations. So, make sure you get your fish checked regularly by your fish veterinarian. Early intervention is key to keeping your fish happy and healthy.

At The Fish Vet, we offer site visits and laboratory testing for all kinds of fishes. We’re happy to take your enquiries.

Veterinary solutions for all your fish problems.

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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.

W: http://www.thefishvet.com.au
Ph: +61 (0)421 822 383
Skype: thefishvet
President WAVMA 2014
Adjunct Lecturer Murdoch University
See advert on YouTube.
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The dreaded KILLER VIRUS has arrived in Australia.

White spot disease, a highly contagious viral disease of prawns (and any other crustacea like crabs and lobsters), has been detected on a prawn farm in Logan River, south of Brisbane.

The source of the outbreak is unknown. One wonders whether it may be through imported contaminated prawn products, feed, or equipment.

Read more at the links below.

It appears the source of the virus may have come from imported green prawns used for bait by recreational fishers, but this is not confirmed.

Since this is a disease that’s exotic to Australia, there are very few experts with real-life experience on how to handle such a situation. Our Brazilian fish vet team member has firsthand experience at the control and prevention of this and several more exotic diseases such as:

1. WSSV – White spot syndrome virus
2. IMNV – Infectious mionecrosis virus
3. TSV – Taura syndrome virus
4. IHHNV – Infectious hypodermal and hematopoietic necrosis
5. NHP – Necrotising hepatopancreatitis (intracellular bacteria)
6. Gregarina (protozoan).

So, are you worried about the biosecurity on your farm?

Our dynamic team can help to prevent diseases on your valuable prawn farm and hatchery.

We can help with:

– Site visits;
– Biosecurity audits;
– Training;
– Laboratory testing;
– Extension;
– Medicines.

We are very "e-FISH-ent"!

At The Fish Vet, our team responds with rapid results for your needs. We are a complete team with veterinary expertise in the field, and in the diagnostic laboratory. We get you results in real time.

If it lives in water, choose the wetter vets!

The Fish Vet Team is located in Perth (WA) | Melbourne (Vic) | Sydney (NSW) | Townsville (Qld).

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W: http://www.thefishvet.com.au
Ph: +61 (0)421 822 383

Drs Richmond Loh, Giana Bastos Gomes, Alistair Brown, & Lucie Nedved.

Excellent news! Giant red-tailed catfish makes full recovery!

Here he is, back to normal and eating by himself!

http://tinyurl.com/TFV-RTC-2

Watch how we did it at

http://tinyurl.com/TFV-RTC


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

Excellent news! Giant red-tailed catfish males full recovery!

Here he is, back to normal and eating by himself!

http://tinyurl.com/TFV-RTC-2

Watch how we did it at

http://tinyurl.com/TFV-RTC


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

Goldfish caresheet by The Fish Vet.

Here’s a copy of the goldfish care sheet we prepared for the kindergarten kids.

Let’s help promote responsible fish keeping!

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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.

W: http://www.thefishvet.com.au
Ph: +61 (0)421 822 383
Skype: thefishvet
President WAVMA 2014
Adjunct Lecturer Murdoch University
See advert on YouTube.

Does your Veterinary School need more aquatics?

Would you feel adequately qualified to see a sick fish on your first day after graduating from Veterinary school?

If the answer is no, then look towards forming a WAVMA Student Chapter.

Check out our new video at
https://www.wavma.org/WAVMA-Student-Chapters


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

The Fish Vet’s team expands to include a veterinarian in Sydney!

After much demand for more fish vets in different locations, next week we’re establishing a fish veterinarian representative in the Sydney/Gosford area.

Meet Dr Lucie Nedved, who is a small animal veterinarian with a special interest in aquatic species. She currently manages a large zebrafish facility in Sydney including overseeing the veterinary care and breeding programs. She has experience with aquatic species including fish, amphibians and reptiles as well as specialised experience in artificial breeding of zebrafish including in-vitro fertilization and sperm freezing. She is a member of the Zebrafish Husbandry Association and regularly contributes to meetings involving aquatic species in the laboratory animal setting. Dr Nedved lectures regularly at The University of Sydney and The University of NSW.

We welcome her to not just any fish vet team, but The Fish Vet’s Team.

We are available to take bookings from this Sunday (4 December) onwards.


Yours sincerely,

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

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

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


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

TheFishVet saves a massive red-tailed catfish in trouble!

From time to time, fish can go off feed, sometimes for unknown reasons. It is important to start giving nutritional support within 1-2 weeks if fish stop eating.

In this case, our catfish patient also developed buoyancy disorder, floating at the top of the tank.

In this video, we demonstrate the procedure for force-feeding fish, and aspiration of excess gas from its swimbladder, along with other medical support.

Watch how we do it at this link.


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