Fish Health Masterclass

When: October 27th, 2018

Lab: November 3rd, 2018

What: An online program for anyone wanting to improve their fish knowledge and MASTER their fish system. Open to all! Hobbyist, producers and veterinarians! The online lecture program will be held from 8am PST to 4pm PST on Saturday, October 27th, 2018. The lab portion will be the following Saturday at our all-aquatic veterinary hospital in Watsonville, CA. You may purchase each program separately. If you are interested in holding a similar lab in your location, please email Dr. Sanders.

About:The purpose of this event is to educate all fish keepers, hobbyists, veterinarians, students and fin-atics about a wide array of important fish health topics. By offering an online program, we are able to make this program available to EVERYONE wanting to improve their fish health knowledge base. Through this training, anyone can be a MASTER fish health expert and give their fish a long, happy, healthy life.

Format: The first Saturday (October 27th) is ALL ONLINE and open to ANYONE, ANYWHERE. The lectures will be 30 or 60 minutes with breaks every hour. All registered attendees will have access to a recording of the entire class and all supplement materials. The second Saturday (November 3rd), is open to 18 participants at our all-aquatic veterinary hospital in Watsonville, CA. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. You may purchase both options separately.

Veterinary CE credit will be available for all lecture hours.

Costs: Online MASTERCLASS – before Sept 1st = $69, before October 1st = $89, before October 27th = $109

Lab Portion – before Sept 1st = $99, before October 1st = $119, before October 27th = $129

Coffee, light breakfast and lunch are included with the lab portion.


Best Western Seacliff Inn

Fairfield Inn & Suites

Comfort Inn – closest to veterinary hospital

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Seascape Resort

How to RegisterClick here for Eventbrite Registration

Educational Program – Saturday, October 27th

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM: Opening Remarks

8:15 AM – 9:00 AM: Anatomy of Fishes

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Comparative Fish Physiology

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Recognizing Disease in Fish

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM: Water Quality & Impact on Fish Health

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Aquatic Life Support Systems

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM: LUNCH BREAK

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Common Non-Infectious Diseases of Fish

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: Common Infectious Diseases of Fish

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Case-Based Detective Series: Can YOU Make the Diagnosis?

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Surgery in Fish

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM: Closing Remarks

Lab Program – Saturday, November 3rd 


8:30 AM – 9:30 AM: Building a Functional Aquatic Habitat

9:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Interactive Water Quality Lab

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: LUNCH – INCLUDED

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM Fish Necropsy