Professional veterinary services by a Certified Aquavet for your fish and amphibians is finally at your fingertips.
Dr. Brad Krohn is an experienced aquatic veterinarian and is recognized as one of the top 15 marine veterinary professors.
Dr. Krohn was recently interviewed at Petcha.com regarding the challaneges fish owners encounter finding a veterinarian trained in fish medicine. Simply searching for vets near me may not be enough. A few simple steps of preventative care can help prevent problems and ensure the health of your fish. “Preventative medicine is the foundation of fish health, and it hinges on consistently assessing and limiting environmental and husbandry problems before they cause mortality in your fish,” said Dr. Krohn. “Aquatic vets love to see fish owners who appreciate the importance of environment and water quality to fish health.”
He added that both the fish owner and the veterinarian should view the aquarium or pond as a closed life-support system akin to a space capsule. “Aquarium fish are a lot like astronauts in a space capsule where temperature, oxygen, nutrition and waste management are key to the survival of the system,” he said. “A veterinarian’s ongoing input can be crucial for a novice starting up a new aquarium or pond,” said Dr. Krohn. A veterinarian can provide system design advice that can incorporate information about the natural history of the fish being kept, which can then enrich the captive environment and elicit more natural behaviors and decrease stress in the fish”. http://www.petcha.com/finding-the-right-koi-veterinarian/
Dr. Krohn was recently a guest on The Animal House Veterinary Radio Show regarding fish health. Listen to the entire show here: http://www.audio-podcast.fm/audio-episodes/pets-and-wildlife-with-dr-katy-nelson-35788086.html
On location veterinary services in the Pacific Northwest
Find a fish vet. Not in the Pacific Northwest? That's okay! Dr. Krohn consults nationally and internationally.
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