Educational Institutions


The Fish Vet is an adjunct lecturer at Murdoch University. Dr Loh teaches undergraduate (veterinary and biomedical students in their 3rd, 4th and 5th year) and post-graduate students (zoo and wildlife medicine). Those who have a passion in being a fish vet, can contact Dr Loh to be a mentor.

For educational institutions, the following services are provided:

•Lecturing and tutoring;
•Organise and run wet/laboratory practical sessions;
•Provision of teaching materials;
• Advice on fish health and welfare;
• Auditing fish housing systems and disease investigation;
• Mentoring.

Dr Loh has produced a Veterinary Text on Fish Health entitled, "Fish Vetting Essentials".
It is a must have for any serious fish health personnel. Click here to view sample pages.

Dr Loh has presented numerous talks at various conferences including the:

• National Australian Veterinary Association Annual Conferences,
&bukk;Australian Society for Veterinary Pathologists' Annual Conferences,
• Australian & New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists',
• Pet Industry Australia Association delegates
• New Zealand Companion Animal Conference.

Dr Loh regularly writes for aquarium and pet publications and provides advice on subjects pertaining to aquatic animal welfare to the RSPCA National and several universities.

These are an initiative to generate interest within the respective professions and industry to apply scientific reasoning for the better health and management of fishes.

Dr Loh is available to provide teaching and training in your institution either as an invited lecturer or on a regular basis.

For Dr Loh's CV. click here.



Dr Richmond Loh is a fish veterinarian, diagnosing fish diseases and provides fish medicine. The Fish Vet has a mobile veterinary clinic and makes home visits to see your fish in their aquarium, pond, tank or dam. So whether you are a fish keeper, fish hobbyist, fish farmer, aquaculturist, ornamental fish retailer, fish wholesaler, fish exporter or a public aquarium or zoo, The Fish Vet can see you. Some of Dr Loh's patients include Siamese fighting fish, guppies, goldfish, koi carp, cichlid (such as oscars, discus, angel fish and Malawi cichlids), marine fishes (such as clown fish, seahorses, sharks, rays), or large fishes such as murray cod, giant gourami and saratoga (the Aussie version of arowana or dragon fish). Dr Loh does water testing (looking at pH, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, carbonate hardness, general hardness, water temperature, etc.), utilises a microscope to examine your fish's ailments and has access to laboratory testing. Dr Loh has a mobile fish pharmacy, and carries all the medications (e.g. metronidazole or Flagyl, antibiotics such as enrofloxacin or Baytril, praziquantel or fish wormer, fish anaesthetics) that can be dispensed immediately to treat your fish. He has all the fish dose rates and can give in-water medication or injections. Otherwise, veterinary prescriptions can be written if the drug is not in stock.
Common reasons why fish owners call The Fish Vet is because they have sick fish or had searched the internet about any of the following topics that may include viral infection, lymphocystis, gourami iridovirus, carp pox, herpesvirus, bacterial infection, bacterial ulcer, aeromonas, yersiniosis, Yersinia, vibrio, vibriosis, flavobacter, flexibacter, streptococcus iniae, mycobacteria, fish tb, fish tuberculosis, septicaemia, bacteraemia, fungal disease, saprolegnia, achlya, cotton wool disease, fish parasite, protozoal, white spot disease, ich, cryptocaryon, trichodina, chilodonella, costia, ichthyobodo, oodinium, amyloodinium, nematode, round worm, camallanus, flat worm, monogenetic trematode, digenean, flukes, dactylogyrus, gyrodactylus, lice, argulus, anchor worm, lernaea, zoonotic diseases, toxicity, bloat, swimbladder disease, swim bladder infection, pine cone appearance, dropsy, pop eye, popeye, exophthalmia, hikui, jumped out, goldfish laying on its side, hole in the head, head and lateral line erosion, HLLE, HITH, cotton wool disease, fin rot, redness, frayed fins, physical injury, buoyancy disorder, loss of appetite, ulcer disease, ulceration, lesions, haemorrhage, columnaris, wasting disease, velvet disease or not eating.
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