Welcome two new Members to the Aquatic Animal Health Chapter of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists!

I’m very excited to share with you the great news that we now have two more veterinarians who have passed their membership examinations to be inducted into our Aquatic Animal Health Chapter, of the ANZCVS.

Drs Susan Gibson-Kueh and Jo Bannister join the contingent of veterinarians from WA, to make us lead the nation in the number of members with special expertise in this area (not bad for our relatively small population).

The distribution of members (retired members in parentheses) are presented in this map.

Yours sincerely,

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

Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist.

Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.


Ph: +61 421 822 383

About the Chapter… 

Animal Welfare Chapter

The Animal Welfare Chapter has been established to provide a forum for the training of veterinarians to a detailed knowledge and above average competence in animal welfare in all species. This capability will be drawn from a broad base of knowledge across all body systems. Course content includes, The Ethics of Animal Use, Physiological and Psychological Aspects of Adverse States, Animal Environments, The Veterinary Profession’s Role in Animal Welfare, Veterinary Aspects of Animal Welfare, Specific Welfare Issues, Legislation and Animal Welfare and Human – Animal Relationships. Membership in this subject equips veterinarians to understand the scientific basis for optimum animal welfare and to be able to reason and debate coherently the legal and ethical aspects of animal welfare.

Aquatic Animal Health Chapter

The Aquatic Animal Health Chapter has been established to promote excellence in the diagnosis, treatment and prevent of diseases of aquatic animals with particular emphasis on those species which are kept for aquaculture or otherwise commercially exploited. The objects of the Chapter shall be:

  • To advance the science and art of veterinary science as it relates specifically to aquatic animals and in particular to encourage and aid recruitment to the discipline, the College and the Chapter.
  • To further the professional education and training of veterinarians with a special interest in aquatic animal health.
  • To encourage research in aquatic animal health.
  • To facilitate the exchange of knowledge between veterinarians with a special interest in aquatic animal health
  • To encourage exchange of knowledge with and collaborative work with other Scientists working in the field of aquatic animal health.
  • To encourage publications in the sphere of aquatic animal health
  • To acquire, maintain, employ and dispose of such real and personal property and to organise such services as will further the above aims.


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