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Aquatic Veterinary Services is a mobile veterinary practice taking care of pet fish in California and Nevada

Aquatic Veterinary Services is the premiere mobile specialty aquatic veterinary practice providing top quality, immeasurable value for fish and their dedicated owners. We transform pet fish owners into savvy and skilled aquatic pet parents, resulting in healthy, stress-free fish with a tremendous quality of life.

Coronavirus Notice

Due to concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19), our office is able to make necessary changes in order to have your fish seen without direct human interaction. Your fish cannot carry the virus or transmit it to humans. Our veterinary staff will call you during your appointment to collect a history and submit all summaries and records electronically. Payment can be taken over the phone.

Meet Your Fish Veterinarian

Dr. Jessie Sanders, DVM, CertAqV is the owner and chief veterinarian of Aquatic Veterinary Services. Dr. Sanders received her veterinary degree from Tufts University and is the current President of the American Association of Fish Veterinarians ( and chair of the Aquatic Veterinary Medicine Committee of the American Veterinary Medical Association (

Dedicating her career to improving veterinary care for aquatic pets, Dr. Sanders has spent many hours training to build a unique set of skills to pass on to pet fish owners. She is a regular presenter at many national veterinary conferences on all aspects of fish health and veterinary care. Read more about Dr. Sanders’ career here (

Dr. Jessie Sanders with Aquatic Veterinary Services
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We Come To Your Tank or Pond

We are a fully equipped veterinary clinic ready to take the stress out of keeping your fish healthy. Our specialty services far exceed your usual veterinary offerings and are uniquely adapted to handling all types of fish. We offer pond or tank-side service and offer a complete array of veterinary diagnostics and treatments. Through our veterinary partners, we are able to offer advanced diagnostics such as CT and x-rays. Any required surgeries are also performed tank or pond-side with the help of our wonderful veterinary assistants.

Our Services for All Fish

Complete Pond/Tank Packages

Receive a complete assessment of the health of your pond or tank. These packages include water quality testing and physical exams of your fish under sedation.


Water Quality Testing

We offer a wide array of water quality testing and provide complete, simple interpretation with simple instructions to correct any issues you might have in your pond or tank.


Fish Physical Exams

All fish seen by our service are given thorough and complete physical exams. All fish are captured in a safe and efficient manner and usually given sedatives to make the experience low stress.


Schedule Your Fish Exam

Schedule an appointment or call us at (831) 278-1081.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Jennifer Chittum

Google Review:

Dr. Sanders has been quite literally a lifesaver, keeping my wet pets healthy.


Google Review:

Dr Sanders has helped us out with our pond and koi & goldfish three times now. Each time she has been efficient, knowledgeable and great with the fish.

Chris DiMaio

Google Review:

I use Dr Jesse whenever I have a problem with my koi.

From The Blog

How to Treat Hole in the Head Disease

By Dr. Jessie Sanders | November 16, 2021

**Post contains affiliate links** Hole in the head disease, also known as head and lateral line erosion, is a common disease in many freshwater and saltwater fishes. Many hobbyists are quick to grab an OTC drug to treat the initial sign, without digging into the deeper cause. Learn how to successfully treat hole in the …

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How to Care for Fish Pond in Winter

By Dr. Jessie Sanders | November 2, 2021
Frozen fish pond in winter

**Post contains affiliate links.** Thankfully, in our service area, there are very few regions that have temperatures cold enough to freeze outdoor fish ponds. Provided you have the correct species in your outdoor pond, caring for a fish pond in winter is a relatively easy process. Remember, fish are ectotherms, with their metabolic processes relying …

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Learn How Often to Feed Goldfish

By Dr. Jessie Sanders | October 5, 2021
how often to feed goldfish

**Post contains affiliate links.** Understanding how often to feed goldfish is an important concept for all owners to understand. In learning how often to feed fish of any species, it comes down to one critical point: temperature. Why is temperature important in feeding fish? Almost all fish, with very few exceptions, are ectotherms. This means …

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Schedule Your Fish Exam

Schedule an appointment or call us at (831) 278-1081.

We will be closed for Thanksgiving until 9am PST Monday, November 29th, 2021.

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