This week I had an interview with a writer for "The Veterinarian", Clinical Zoo section. They wanted to profile the work life of a fish vet. What do fish vets do? Who are their clients? How do they do it?
I was stoked to be given the opportunity to increase awareness that fish need vets, and that vets can help. The main theme is, "Do fish, or refer it."
I briefed her about The Fish Vet’s team located in different parts of Australia, and expanding. I spoke of the types of clients we get, ranging from pet goldfish, to breeders of koi, and people with backyard aquaponics. I spoke of our aquaculture clients with barramundi, silver perch, abalone and shrimp. I spoke of servicing public aquariums, and clients at research institutions dealing with zebrafish and sharks. How we also provide health certification for live fish exports. We also have the capacity to provide Aquatic Veterinary Pathology Laboratory services, research and training. If you’re dealing with TheFishVet’s Team, then you’ve pretty much got it all.
I am so passionate about the subject, that I think I chewed the ear off the reporter, or kept them way past their bedtime over east.
The reporter remarks, "You have such a fascinating job and it was really great to talk to you, and I love the advocacy work you do for fish!"
Look out for the article in "The Veterinarian."
Dr Richmond Loh
DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics& Pathobiology), CertAqV, NATA Signatory.
PERTH | MELBOURNE | TOWNSVILLE
THE FISH VET – AUSTRALIA.