Fish Jokes for Monday-itis: operations

Q: Which fish would you trust in an operating theatre?

A: Surgeon and scissor fish?

Have a FINtastic week! R <+>{

Who do you recommend as good aquarium and pond maintenance companies?

In the 20 years I’ve been practicing as a fish veterinarian, I’ve heard from clients, their first hand encounters of businesses providing some questionable practices and have lost fish, or had more damage done to their property.

My collegue, Dr Sanders in the USA, shares some of her tips on how you’d differentiate between a good operator, and one that’s a bit “fishy”.

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Who and where are all The Fish Vets?

The Fish Vet has a team of veterinarians across Australia (Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra) and internationally (London and Hong Kong), offering mobile aquatic veterinary and diagnostic services specifically for the pet fish sector. We make home visits to treat clients’ sick fish in ponds and aquariums.

Leading the team is Dr Richmond Loh who is a Certified Aquatic Veterinarian who has international standing having been awarded the highest honour as a Fellow of the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association. He is an examined Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in both subjects of Pathobiology and in Aquatic Animal Health, he has qualified as a Veterinary Pathologist and an Aquatic Diagnostician, and based in Perth, provides diagnostic services for fish Australia-wide. Watch Dr Loh in action on YouTube.

Dr Alistair Brown based in Melbourne with his start in Scotland’s salmon industry and combined with his small animal (dogs and cats) experience, delivers a holistic fish veterinary service. He is an examined Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Aquatic Animal Health.

Dr Jelena Vukcevic in Canberra brings her zoo, small animal and research experience to help your fishes get better.

Drs Lucie Nedved and Aivee Huynh together service the wide area of Sydney and its surrounds. Dr Nedved brings her experience with zebrafish facilities and combines this with smalll animal veterinary experience to deliver a great service. Dr Huynh is our latest Australian recruit and is quick to respond.

In London we have Dr Bryony Glover, who has recently qualified as a Certified Aquatic Veterinarian. She is our fish vet working under the trade name “London Aquatic Veterinary Services (LAVS)”. For more information, visit her at <>.

In Hong Kong, we have Dr Giana Bastos Gomes. An expert in shrimp (Masters) and with a PhD in barramundi parasites, Dr Gomes provides a research and advisory role to our team on all matters relating to pet fish health and welfare.

We will soon bring you a pet fish veterinarian in Hong Kong. Stay tuned for announcements.

Office locations: Perth | Melbourne | Sydney | Canberra | Hong Kong | London (UK).

Contact details:

Dr Richmond Loh


Ph: +61 (0)421 822 383

How much does a fish veterinarian charge?

You’ll be surprised to know how much we charge as fish veterinarians. While some might shirk at the cost, many clients are ever so grateful for the service and surprised it didn’t cost them as much as they’d thought.

See the link to an article my colleague has prepared. It details what it takes to be a fish veterinarian, compared to a veterinarian in general practice –