Welcome to London Aquatic Veterinary Services!
What we do.
LAVS is London’s first 100% mobile fish veterinary clinic. 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.
LAVS is based in West London but consultations are carried out pond or tank side – LAVS comes to you. LAVS is geared up to diagnose and treat many common aquatic health issues on the spot, on the day. Should the case require surgical intervention, LAVS has the ability to perform surgical tasks under general anaesthesia.
Every consultation includes water quality analysis and some basic diagnostic tests (skin scrape and gill clip). We are then able to formulate a bespoke treatment plan best suited to you and your fish.
LAVS services pet fish owners, public aquaria, retailers, wholesalers, fish farmers (non-foodfish), and other fish facilities in the Greater London area. Although fins are preferred, LAVS will also consider treatment of many other aquatic animals.
Get in touch.
Interested in booking in a consultation? Send us an email at
or call us on
Consultations cost £70/hour (min 1 hour) + mileage
– Each consultation includes water quality analysis, microscopic analyses for parasites, working diagnosis and formulation of bespoke treatment plan.
Outside of our catchment 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).
– These can be prepaid via emailed invoice
Please note medicines can only be supplied after physical examination of your fish.
Who we are.
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.
– LAVS director and lead vet
Bryony graduated from Bristol vet school in July of 2017. She worked in general practice for a year and a half before realising she wanted to concentrate solely on aquatic animals, namely fish! She has completed the WAVMA (World Aquatic Veterinary Medicine Association) certificate in aquatic animal health. Bryony has always been captivated by the aquatic world, aside from owning fish for the majority of her life, Bryony has completed over 100 hours of aquatic based CPD and education. Some of her most notable experiences include a 6 week preceptorship programme at the National Aquarium of Baltimore, long term volunteer work at Bristol Aquarium and a 5 day intensive masterclass in fish health held in Perth, Australia. Bryony is the current secretary for the FVS (Fish Veterinary Society) and an active member of WAVMA, she was one of this year’s winners of the John L. Pitts Veterinary Education Awards.
Dr Richmond Loh BSc BVMS MANZCVS MPhil, DipPM CertAqV FWAVMA
– Director of The Fish Vet and shareholder of LAVS
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.