Dr Richmond Loh, The Fish Vet, is a registered veterinarian, and veterinary pathologist - with post-graduate qualifications in aquatic animal health and diseases. His passion for all things aquatic gave birth to TheFishVet

Armed with his knowledge, skills and extensive experience, Dr Loh and his team provides professional veterinary services to pet fish owners, public aquaria, retailers, wholesalers, fish farmers (non-foodfish), and other fish facilities - locally, interstate and internationally.

The Fish Vet’s team consists of:

Dr Loh - BSc, BVMS, MPhil, MANZCVS (Aquatics & Pathobiology), CertAqV, FWAVMA - Perth, WA, Australia

Dr Loh combines expertise as an aquatic veterinarian & fish pathologist, with his team, services all aspects of ornamental pet fish owners including hobbyists, public aquaria, retailers, wholesalers and fish farmers since 2002. His is famously known in veterinary circles for “Fish Vetting Essentials” book, and in fish hobbyists circles featuring in "The Fish Doctor" YouTube Channel. He served as the 2014 President of the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association (WAVMA), and Secretary of the Aquatic Animal Health Chapter of the ANZCVS. Dr Loh is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Murdoch University, has a Masters in veterinary pathology, Memberships in Aquatic Animal Health and Pathobiology, is a Certified Aquatic Veterinarian and one of only 11 Distinguished Fellows of the WAVMA.

Dr Brown - BSc, BVMS, CertFHP, MANZCVS (Aquatics) - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Based in Brunswick, a veterinarian who has previously worked with salmonid and abalone production, now applies that knowledge with pet fishes for our team.

Dr Nedved - BVSc (Hons) BScAgr (Hons) CertAqV - Sydney, NSW, Australia

Based in Gosford, Dr Nedved has managed a large zebrafish facility in Sydney including overseeing the veterinary care and breeding programs. She has experience with aquatic species including fish, amphibians and reptiles as well as specialised experience in artificial breeding of zebrafish including in-vitro fertilization and sperm freezing. Her fish veterinary services extends from Sydney surrounds into the north to include Gosford area.

Dr Hirakis - BVSc - Sydney, NSW, Australia

Dr Hirakis is based in Sydney and has worked in both rural mixed and small animal veterinary practice. She has a passion for elasmobranchs and marine systems and is currently working towards her aquatic animal veterinarian certification.

Dr Vukcevic - BVSc (Hons) - Canberra, ACT, Australia

Dr Vukcevic divides her time between working as a veterinarian at a university institution, a zoological institution and small animal/ exotic practice, where she manages and provides veterinary advice/ treatment to a variety of both aquatic and non-aquatic species in various settings.

Dr Chetwynd-Glover - BVSc MRCVS CertAqV - London, UK

Director and lead veterinarian for London Aquatic Veterinary Services (LAVS) joins The Fish Vet's team as our Brittish representative. A Bristol veterinary graduate, has experience as a general veterinary practitioner and a life-long fish owner. Dr Chetwynd-Glover has completed over 100 hours of aquatic-based education, including a 6-week preceptorship programme at the National Aquarium of Baltimore, long term volunteer work at Bristol Aquarium and a 5-day intensive masterclass by The Fish Vet, Australia. She is the secretary for the Fish Veterinary Society (FVS) and is an active member of the WAVMA.

Dr Gomes - BVM, MVM, PhD, CertAqV - Singapore

Dr. Giana Gomes received her veterinary degree in 2003 from the Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco (UFRPE), completed her MVM in shrimp diseases, and PhD in aquaculture at James Cook University, Australia. Dr Gomes taught aquatics as Assistant Professor at City University in Hong Kong. She is now back in Singapore and is available to conduct research for our team.

Dr Hayakijkosol - BVSc, MSc, PhD, CertAqV - Townsville, Queensland, Australia

A veterinary graduate from Thailand, is our aquatic animal specialist witha strong molecular background in aquatic animal diseases diagnostics and experience in aquatic species including fish, crustaceans and turtles.

Our network gives us access to the best fish microbiologists, parasitologists and researchers in Australia.

The Fish Vet’s team gives clients a one-stop-shop to veterinary health services and diagnostics:

• Diagnostics

• Medicines for Treatment

• Prevention / Biosecurity

• Education and Training

• Research

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Fish Vetting Essentials (2011) is now available for sale online.  

The original handbook, published in 2007, is widely used in veterinary schools, laboratories, clinics and even zoos.


The revised 2011 edition is a comprehensive resource that incorporates elements of fish keeping, clinical medicine and fish pathology.


Fish Vetting Essentials (2011) has:
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extra data collected over the past three years  
best practice guidelines.  
important information for fish vets in this revised edition include:
how to diagnose common fish diseases
how to medicate fish
how to treat fish diseases using drugs available in your surgery.
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The Fish Vet, part of a conglomerate of Aquatic Veterinarians.

Field visits can be arranged Australia-wide
Services range from providing fish medicine & surgery, histopathology (including second opinions), health audits of ornamental and public display fishes.
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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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