CALIFORNIA: Fish doc cares for watery clientele
Posted: July 30th, 2009 - 6:52pm
Source: UC Davis
Scott Weber, a veterinarian trained in the health needs of fish and other aquatic species, leads the new Aquatic Animal Health team at UC Davis’ William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. The team, which includes exotic-animal veterinarians and a technical crew, is part of the hospital’s Companion Avian and Exotic Pet Service.
Weber, who is a UC Davis alumnus, returned here after practicing seven years as the head veterinarian at the New England Aquarium in Boston. He is well versed in treating fish, amphibians, birds, marine mammals, reptiles and aquatic invertebrates that live in fresh, salt or brackish water. Sometimes Weber’s patients are brought to UC Davis’ veterinary hospital but usually he and colleagues visit them at aquaculture farms, retail fish operations and even backyard ponds.
More information about the veterinary hospital’s services for fish and other aquatic species is available online at: http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/vmth/small_animal/cape/aquatic.cfm.