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

Based in Western Australia, has expertise in ornamental fish medicine, management of public aquaria, and pathology/laboratory testing;

Dr Brown - BSc, BVMS, CertFHP, MANZCVS (Aquatics)

Based in Victoria, Dr Brown has expertise in salmonid and abalone production, now works with pet fishes and also operates as a small animal veterinary practitioner; and

Dr Nedved - BVSc (Hons) BScAgr (Hons)

Based in NSW, 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;

Dr Vukcevic - BVSc (Hons)

Based in Canberra, 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 Gomes - BVM, MVM, PhD, CertAqV

Based in Singapore, Dr Gomes has extensive expertise in prawn/shrimp (from her native land of Brazil), and barramundi and molecular diagnostics from her PhD. She is available to conduct research for our team;

Dr Hayakijkosol - BVSc, MSc, PhD, CertAqV

Based in Queensland, our aquatic animal specialist has a 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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The Fish Vet, part of a conglomerate of Aquatic Veterinarians.

Field visits can be arranged in Western Australia, Tasmania, victoria, new South Wales & Queensland
Services range from providing fish medicine & surgery, histopathology (including second opinions), health audits of ornamental, commercial aquaculture and holding aquarium systems, wholesales & retail trade, live animal or seafood movements.
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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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