Aquatic Veterinary Medicine

Fish have always been a popular choice of pet. They’re relatively easy to care for, soothing to watch in their tanks, and they never leave a surprise for you at the foot of your bed. More veterinarians than ever before are treating not just valuable koi, but also goldfish won at county fairs. Dr. Helen Roberts, a practicing veterinarian in Orchard Park, N.Y., and vice chair of the AVMA’s Aquatic Veterinarian Medical Committee, talks about aquatic veterinary medicine.