Aquatic Animal Health

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The primary objectives of the Aquatic Animal Health Service are to raise fish health awareness and provide medical services to private owners, hobbyists, breeders, wholesalers, retailers, commercial aquaculture, aquariums, referring veterinarians, as well as government fish and wildlife conservation agencies.

A wide range of services are available when clients bring their fish to the VMTH or the service makes a field call to a local wholesaler or aquarium. Such services include:

  • Water testing
  • Physical examination
  • Gill biopsies
  • Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Skin and scale scrapings
  • Cultures
  • Imaging services (i.e. radiography, ultrasound, CT, and MRI)
  • Koi Herpes Virus testing
  • Fish virology and microbiology, histopathology, and necropsy