LAVS is London’s first 100% mobile fish veterinary clinic, launched in April 2019. LAVS works in association with the well renowned Australian based company -The Fish Vet, to provide professional veterinary health care for fish and aquatic animals in the Greater London area.
Although based in West London, consultations are carried out pond or tank side, meaning, LAVS comes to you!
LAVS is equipped to diagnose and treat many common aquatic health issues on the spot, on the day. Where necessary, LAVS can work with local veterinary practices to provide further diagnostics such as radiography and ultrasound.
Every consultation includes thorough water quality testing and parasitic screening such as skin scrape and gill clips. Using the provided information and findings on the day, we can then formulate a bespoke treatment plan best suited to you and your fish.
LAVS services pet fish owners (koi, goldfish, cichlids, tropical, marine etc)
public aquaria, retailers, wholesalers and other fish facilities in the Greater London area.
- Pond/tank side consultations
- Telephone consultations (excluding bacterial ulcers and viral conditions in koi and goldfish)
- Water quality analysis
- Parasite screening (skin scrape, gill clip/smear)
- Prescription of veterinary medicines
- Post mortem examination
- Bacterial testing (microbial water analysis & culture and sensitivity)
- Viral testing (PCR for KHV and CEV)
- Diagnostic consultancy for koi dealers/wholesalers
- Biosecurity & preventative health care
Get in touch.
Interested in booking a consultation?
Send an email to
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Consultations cost £70/hour (minimum 1 hour, half hourly rates thereafter) + mileage + medication (if required).
Each consultation includes thorough water quality analysis, microscopic analyses for parasites, working diagnosis and formulation of an appropriate treatment plan.
In order to prevent disease transmission, you will need to provide your own set of nets and bowl/containers for the consultation.
A £70 deposit is required to secure the appointment which is then deducted from the final bill. For journeys over an hour, an additional charge of £10/hour is applied.
Outside the Greater London area?
Not to worry, we also offer prearranged telephone consultations to help troubleshoot your aquatic query.
Phone consultations cost £30 (up to an hour then every hour past this point).
Please note, medicines can only be prescribed after physical examination of your fish and cannot be prescribed over the phone.
Associated with The Fish Vet.
London Aquatic Veterinary Services is the newest British division of the well renowned Australian franchise – 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 and now the UK through LAVS.
This new association allows fish clients in the UK access to international and world-class veterinary care & resources.
Meet the team.
Dr Bryony Chetwynd-Glover BVSc MRCVS CertAqV.
I graduated from Bristol vet school in July of 2017. Following graduation, I worked in general practice for a year and a half before deciding I wanted to pursue my aspiration of following a career in aquatic animal medicine.
People always ask me ‘why fish!?’
The honest answer is I don’t know… I have always had an interest in fish and aquatic animals right from an early age. At university I decided to combine my veterinary degree with the aquatic world. I started volunteering at Bristol Aquarium as an aquarist and in my 4th year of study, spent 6 weeks at The National Aquarium in Baltimore which was a fantastic experience and really cemented my ambition to work within aquatic animal medicine.
Following graduation, I completed the WAVMA (World Aquatic Veterinary Medicine Association) certificate in aquatic animal health and have completed over 100 hours of aquatic based CPD and education. I am the current secretary for the Fish Veterinary Society and a member of Goldfish Society of Great Britain and I regularly write articles for Practical Fish Keeping.
In April 2019, I opened London Aquatic Veterinary Services and am delighted by the success of the business so far! I have met some fantastic clients and worked with some amazing patients. No matter the cost of your fish, whether it’s a £3 goldfish from an old country fair or a prized variety of koi, I believe all fish deserve veterinary care, irrelevant of its price tag!
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.
LAVS is happy to assist and advise veterinary professionals with aquatic cases and to take on referrals if needed. Please email for further details.