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

Looking for a fish doctor?

Or more correctly, are you looking for a veterinarian for your fish? You may be frustrated to find that not all veterinarians will book you in for an appointment.

So, are all vets, fish vets? Those following our social media, in particular our YouTube channel – are well-aware that veterinarians can and do provide medical services for fishes.

Actually all veterinarians, upon graduation have learnt all the skills they need to deal with any species of animal. Over the last 10 years or so of lecturing at the local veterinary university, I have been regularly asking the students, how many of them have ever kept fish in their life. Approximately half of the students in each year level would raise their hands, so you would expect there ought to be a huge number of veterinarians graduating that will see your sick fish.

Interestingly, when the same question is asked of the students who select the wildlife/exotics streaming in their final year, approximately 80-90% would have kept fish in their life. Of these, a quarter still keep fish. These subset of students are planning to work in wildlife or exotics. So if you’re looking for a veterinarian to see your fish, your best bet would be to find a veterinary clinic that has a wildlife or exotics component to their general practice.


From the students I take on practicals with me, there are usually one or two students from each year level of 70-100 that are particularly interested in fish. These students take it upon themselves to gain as much experience as they can with what ever opportunities they can make happen. At Murdoch University, we have a Student Chapter of the WAVMA that is active. The chapter has organised fish necropsy sessions, histopathology sessions, and field trips to the local aquarium and aquatic wildlife rehabilitation centres as examples.
Then there are graduate veterinarians who take it upon themselves to further develop their skill, knowledge and experiences by attending external post-graduate courses and self-learning. In fact, the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association has certified a number of veterinarians around the world as being competent at working with a whole host of aquatic animals.

Find out more about the program here <;

Below is a page showing all the qualifed veterinarians. See if any of us are operating within your locality.

Remember, at The Fish Vet, we have mobile veterinarians in Perth (WA), Melbourne/Brunswick (Victoria), Sydney/Gosford/Bankstown (NSW) and Duffy (ACT); and aquatic specialists in Townsville (Qld). Internationally, we have fish veterinarians in London (UK – and Hong Kong.

If our locations are not in your vicinity, please contact your local veterinarian.

Alternatively, please check
our YouTube channel <;

Yours sincerely,
Dr Richmond Loh
DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics& Pathobiology), CertAqV, Fellow WAVMA.
Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist.
Locations: Perth | Melbourne | Sydney | Canberra | Townsville | Hong Kong | London.
Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.
Ph: +61 421 822 383
Mail: PO Box 5164, East Victoria Park, WA 6981, Australia.


Ever thought of taking fish medications for your ailments?

Can antibiotics with active ingredients like penicillin and amoxicillin work for humans? Can they work on pets other than finned friends?

Apparently not an uncommon practice.

Some people may get lucky, but there are many dangers in this practice.

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Calling for input from our Asian fish vets.

We’re preparing an article for the NZ Vet Journal and we’d like to highlight the veterinary services available to ornamental/pet fish owners in Australasia.

May we please borrow some of your time for your input? We’ve attached a questionnaire to this post. Please feel free to include any other relevant comments.

If you know of other fish vets in Asia who work with fishes, please let us know and forward them our survey.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you very much for your time.

Please have responses in by 28th August.

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Yours sincerely,

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


Locations: Perth | Melbourne | Sydney | Canberra | Townsville | Hong Kong | London (UK)


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