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London’s first 100% mobile fish veterinary clinic, providing professional veterinary health care for fish and aquatic animals in the Greater London area.

Services.

  • Pond/tank side consultations
  • Telephone consultations*
  • Full panel water quality analysis
  • Parasite screening
  • Prescription of veterinary medicines
  • Sedation and Anaesthesia for clinical and surgical procedures
  • Diagnostic imaging (Ultrasonography)
  • Post mortem examinations
  • Bacterial testing
    – Microbial Water Analysis
    – Culture and Sensitivity
  • Viral testing
    KHV and CEV PCR
  • Collection for histopathology
  • Diagnostic consultancy for koi dealers/wholesalers
  • Biosecurity & preventative health care consultancy

Price List – Tanks.

General Health Check (no signs of disease)
£125/hour (1 hr min) + Mileage
Average consult time is 1 hour

Sick Fish Check
£130/hour (1 hr min) +/- Medications + Mileage
Average consult time is 1-2 hours

Pre Surgery Assessment
£125/hour (1 hr min) + Mileage
Average consult time is 1 hour

Ponds.

General Health Check (no signs of disease)
£150/hour (1 hr min) + Mileage
Average consult time is 1 – 1.5 hours

Sick Fish consult
£150/hour (1.5 hr min) +/- medications + mileage
Average consult time is 1.5 – 2.5 hours


Every consultation includes thorough water quality analysis; Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate, GH, KH, pH, Chlorine, Salinity & temperature. As well as microscopic analysis of skin scrapes and gill tissue for parasites and cytology.

In order to prevent disease transmission, you will need to provide your own nets and bowl/container for the consultation.

In order to secure a consultation, you will be asked to pay a deposit £100 in advance. This will then be deducted from the final bill if/when the consultation goes ahead.

Mileage is charged at 0.45p/mile both ways. For journeys over 1.5 hours an additional travel fee may be applied.

Phone Consultations.


£35/25 minutes
Phone consultations are available for general guidance on fish health and husbandry.
Please note, prescription medications can only be prescribed after physical examination of your fish and cannot be prescribed over the phone.

Get in touch.

Interested in booking a consultation?
Please send an email to
bookings.lavs@gmail.com

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Meet the team.

Dr Bryony Chetwynd-Glover BVSc MRCVS CertAqV.
– Director & Sole Veterinary Surgeon

Bryony is a registered veterinary surgeon and member of the RCVS (Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons). She graduated from Bristol University with a Bachelors in Veterinary Science in 2017. Bryony is WAVMA (World Aquatic Veterinary Medicine Association) certified in Aquatic Animal Health and has 3+ years of working solely within the aquatic veterinary sector. Bryony has written articles for Practical Fish Keeping and The Guardian newspaper.
She is the current secretary for the Fish Veterinary society and a member of the Goldfish Society of Great Britain.

London Aquatic Veterinary Services currently looks after approximately 200 clients (private and commercial) in the Greater London area and two public Aquaria on the South Coast of England.

People always ask me ‘but why fish!?’
The honest answer is I don’t know… I have been fascinated by fish and other aquatic animals from an early age so it was only natural at university to try and combine my veterinary degree with the aquatic animal world I love so much. I started volunteering at Bristol Aquarium as an aquarist and in my 4th year of study before spending 6 weeks at The National Aquarium in Baltimore. When I look back, this experience was so crucial in my development as it was the point that truly cemented my ambition to work within this sector of veterinary medicine.


Following graduation, I worked in a busy small animal practice just outside London. I saw a few koi patients here but soon realised the aquatic work load was too infrequent to satisfy my career goals.

I made the decision to leave the clinic and travel to Western Australia to learn from Dr Richmond Loh (The Fish Vet). Following this experience, I came back to the UK with a renewed sense of purpose and took the steps to open up my own, mobile veterinary clinic for aquatic animals.

I am always delighted when people find my services and the surprise on their faces when they discover what can be done to help their fish. Whether I’m dealing with a goldfish with family member status or a group of high value koi for sale, I believe fish health and welfare to be of equal importance to the levels given to other ‘sentient’ animals. I am very keen to breakdown the misconception that fish are disposable and can simply be replaced when lost to disease. In this ever-evolving world of aquatic animal medicine, we can do more for our aquatic patients now than ever before! It’s a very exciting time to be in the profession.

Association with The Fish Vet.

London Aquatic Veterinary Services is associated with The Fish Vet, head up and run by Dr Richmond Loh (see details below). The Fish Vet has been running in Australia for over 18 years and is made up of a dedicated team of 7 veterinarians all interested or specialised in fish health and medicine. The Fish Vet covers both Western and Eastern Australia, Singapore.

Dr Richmond Loh BSc BVMS MANZCVS MPhil, DipPM CertAqV FWAVMA
– Business partner and Director of The Fish Vet

Based in Perth, Western Australia. Richmond is a registered veterinarian and veterinary pathologist. His passion for all things aquatic gave birth to his company,The Fish Vet. Richmond has extensive aquatic experience, for more information about Richmond or The Fish Vet, including his CV and published materials please click here.

Veterinary Professionals

LAVS is happy to assist and advise veterinary professionals with aquatic cases and to take on referrals if needed. Please email for further details.