We use a powdered medicated known as Tricaine or Finquel. MS-222 has been used for many decades in ornamental fish health and is very safe and easily reversible. We use a small dose for physical exams and a higher one for surgical treatments.
We cover the California Bay Area and surrounding counties.
First off, your fish is not “constipated.” Second, many buoyancy disorders are mistaken for GI disorders. If you have a fancy goldfish, they may be very tricky to achieve correct buoyancy for life. Feeding green peas works by providing your fish with a sinking diet, more vitamins and lower protein to improve your water quality.
Yes, fish do indeed get cancer. Depending on the type of tumor, and if it is external or internal, we offer many different treatment options. Please call to schedule an appointment to receive a complete diagnosis and explore your treatment options.
We work with ALL types of fish, from tiny bettas to enormous koi. Our office is equipped to work on all fish species, even those with sharp teeth and pointy spines!
We service all kinds of fish habitats! Be it a pond or tank, saltwater or freshwater, we have experience working with all kinds of fish and aquatic systems.
At this time, we do not offer externships.
We are able to provide high quality surgical treatment for all of our fish patients pond- or tankside! Our setup is fully mobile and we have wonderful staff ready to assist for more complicated procedures.
Dr. Jessie Sanders has spent years amassing a varied background in aquatic medicine. While pursuing her B.S. in Marine Biology from the University of Rhode Island, Dr. Sanders completed over 2000 hours of volunteer work with Mystic Aquarium’s fish and invertebrate department. In addition, she completed 2 summer internships with the same department, during which she completed her senior honors research project from URI.
Dr. Sanders entered Tufts veterinary school with the intent of becoming an aquatic veterinarian. In addition to the typical veterinary curriculum, Dr. Sanders completed several advanced aquatic medicine courses (AQUAVET I & II, MARVET Grand Cayman) and aquatic externships (Mystic Aquarium, The Marine Mammal Center, SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatic Veterinary Services of Western NY). For more information about Dr. Sanders, see our article on "Why A Fish Vet."
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