William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital

Photo: Aquatic Animal Health Image
The Aquatic Animal Health Service provides diagnostic testing, as well as medical and surgical options, for aquatic animals such as amphibians, aquatic reptiles, aquatic birds, and reef tanks (corals and invertebrates).

Aquatic Animal Health

A recent addition to the Companion Exotic Animal Medicine & Surgery Service is the Aquatic Animal Health Service. The primary objectives of this new and exciting branch 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 (KHV) testing, fish virology and microbiology, histopathology, and necropsy.

Aquatic Animal Health services flier (pdf)