“Why can’t you diagnose and treat my fish over the phone, email, social media, etc?”

“Why can’t you diagnose and treat my fish over the phone, email, social media, etc?”

I mean, if people over the internet can do it, why can't veterinarians? Sorry to say, but being a state licensed veterinarian requires all patients have a valid VCPR, which is mandated by state veterinary practice laws. These laws may vary slightly by state, but for an example, here is what is laid out by [...]

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How to Be a Fish Vet

How to Be a Fish Vet

One of the most common questions I get as an aquatic veterinarian is, "how did you end up in this field?" Well, I got my start very early. I was one of those annoying kids who always knew I wanted to be a veterinarian. (For more info on my background, check out our "Why a [...]

7 Things to Know About Busy Season

7 Things to Know About Busy Season

It's that time of year when everything in a koi pond is awake and active. Parasites bloom, tumors grow, fish create waste and filters need to handle it. For those of you who do not get an inside look at our hospital, here's what you need to know about busy season: Please remember, we have [...]