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
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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

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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.

Free WAVMA Webinar on removing fish tumours – by Dr Van de Sompel.

Join us on October 4, 2016 at 13:00 CEST (European Central Summer Time/Brussels, 11:00 GMT/UTC) for this free webinar (see in your local time zone).

Click here to Register now!

About this webinar: This presentation will cover veterinary procedures for removing skin and internal tumours or pseudo-tumours, on or in Koi, including patient preparation, surgery and post-surgical hospitalisation.

Learning Objectives – Participants will understand options for appropriate:
1. Anaesthesia during clinical evaluation & surgery;
2. Cryotherapy for skin tumours; and,
3. Surgical removal of tumours.

About the speaker: Dr Van de Sompel graduated in 1990 as a veterinary surgeon, with honours, from the University of Ghent. As part of a family veterinary practice with her husband that focuses on small (companion) animals, pigeons and other birds, and fish, she is the primary veterinarian who deals with fish patients on a daily basis. Typical cases seen involve ornamental fish, or consulting with sustainable aquaculture farms, including koi, other carp, sturgeons and various aquarium fish, and occasionally turtles.

Watch some of her work here.

This webinar is suitable for veterinarians, vet techs/nurses, vet students and veterinary practice staff.

Feel free to forward this announcement to colleagues.

Interested but can’t join the live webinar? If you register for the live webinar and are unable to attend, you will be e-mailed a link to view the webinar at a later time.

View webinar System Requirements

WAVMA WebCEPD Program Coordinator

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Discover more about theWorld Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association at www.WAVMA.org.

Get listed in the on-line Directory of Aquatic Veterinarians and subscribe to AquaVetMed e-News by registering at www.AquaVetMed.info.

Hole in the head disease. It’s not what you think you know.

Seen the Walking Dead? Well, frankly, this would be the fish version.

Here I do a story on one of the worst cases of HITH in an oscar cichlid. And there’s no evidence pointing to Hexamita as a cause!

Watch and tell me what you think.

https://youtu.be/_jOIzi5macs


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

Toddler treated after hosting first Australian coastal tapeworm

A tapeworm, never before found in Australian humans, has been reportedly removed from a three-year-old boy in South Australia.

Analysis at Murdoch University revealed the boy from the coastal town of Eyre Peninsula was infected with a Pacific Broad Tapeworm.

Read more here.

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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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DO FISH FEEL PAIN AND WHY DOES IT MATTER?

Professor Victoria Braithwaite, Fisheries and Biology at Penn State University

Co-presented with the Human Animal Research Network and the Sydney Environment Institute

Fish, with their lack of facial expressions or recognisable communication, are often overlooked when it comes to welfare. Annually, millions of fish are caught on barbed hooks, or left to die by suffocation on the decks of fishing boats – should we be concerned about this?

Victoria Braithwaite explores the question of fish pain and suffering, and explains what we now understand about fish neurobiology and behavior that helps us appreciate how fish perceive and experience their world…

Event details

When:6.00pm – 7.30pm, 7 November 2016.
Where:Law School LT104
Level 1, Law School Annex
Eastern Avenue
The University of Sydney
Venue location
Cost:Free, with online registrations required
RSVP:Register online now by entering your details at the bottom of the page. Click ‘register’ once and wait for the screen to refresh. You will receive a confirmation email in your inbox shortly after.

Read more – http://whatson.sydney.edu.au/events/published/sydney-ideas-professor-victoria-braithwaite


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

Five fish presentations by Dr Loh at WSAVA 2016.

World Small Animal Veterinary Association Congress, Cartagena, Colombia, 27-30 September 2016.

Join Dr Loh, representing the WAVMA, at his lectures in Colombia!

Session 1

Lecture Title: The appaling state of pet fish welfareLecture Title: The appalling state of pet fish welfare.

Date: 29-09-16

Time: 15:30-16:15

Stream Title: WSAVA stream

Session Title: Wellness/Welfare

Session 2

Lecture Title: Practical water quality, what it means and how to fix it?

Date: 30-09-16

Time: 09:30-10:15

Stream Title: Stream 2

Session Title: Fish disease – sponsored by WAVMA

Session 3

Lecture Title: Fish diagnostics, what to look for?

Date: 30-09-16

Time: 10:15-11:00

Stream Title: Stream 2

Session Title: Fish disease – sponsored by WAVMA

Session 4

Lecture Title: Common fish surgical procedures and anaesthesia.

Date: 30-09-16

Time: 11:45-12:30

Stream Title: Stream 2

Session Title: Fish disease – sponsored by WAVMA

Session 5

Lecture Title: Aquatic case studies.

Date: 30-09-16

Time: 12:30-13:15

Stream Title: Stream 2

Session Title: Fish disease – sponsored by WAVMA

The WSAVA World Congress is an internationally recognised veterinary congress with a scientific program of the highest standard produced in alternating regions reflecting the local culture and veterinary diversity. The scientific program includes two streams organised by the local host association designed for the regions’ practicing veterinarians.
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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
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Reducing our professional judgement to bird-brained diagnosis.

I’ve spent the last 15 YEARS working not just with fish, but histopathology as well.

Now these researchers are saying that pigeons can learn similar skills in 15 DAYS!!!

The authors conclude that pigeons are “effective, tractable, informative, statistically interpretable and cost effective medical image observers.”

It is alarming that this sort of work is published. Would you want your tumour diagnosed by a qualified (veterinary) pathologist, or by a bird?

Read more here – http://www.ava.com.au/13628


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 the price of gold!

Brisbane pet owner seeks veterinarian’s help to save her goldfish with a pebble lodged in its mouth.

Read more here –
http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/brisbane-woman-pays-500-to-save-her-12-goldfish/news-story/6305dc85ef4ee3f51ad47560abdf953e


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