Have a Sick Fish? Veterinarian Dr. Helen Roberts Helps Heal Wet Pet Woes!
So you’ve got a sick fish—who are you gonna call? Why, your local fish veterinarian, of course! Although pet owners don’t think twice about contacting their vet for the dog or cat’s problems, more and more hobbyists are now also seeking help from their local veterinarian for their sick pet fish. And this is perfect timing, since more and more veterinarians are willing and able to work on wet pet patients.
One of the country’s leading pet fish veterinarians, Dr. Helen Roberts has been working in the aquatic veterinary field since the early 90s, and has worked with numerous fish species from all types of aquaria and ponds. She has gained the confidence of many clients who travel for hours with their fish or fly her out just to get her help. Join us as we learn more about some of her favorite cases and how today’s veterinarians can help you with your fish!
Dr. Helen Roberts is a 1990 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. She has a special interest in small animal surgery and exotic pet medicine and surgery. She also treats pet fish patients and owns Aquatic Veterianry Services of WNY.
She is very active in community activities including public health work for Erie County and is the co-leader of the Veterinary Sector of the regional Specialized Medical Assistance Response Team (SMART), a multi-medical discipline team for disaster response.
Dr Roberts also lectures internationally on aquatic animal medicine and surgery, is a consultant for the Veterinary Information Network (VIN), and teaches courses on pharmacology and zoonotic diseases for VetMedTeam.
She is the editor and co-author of a new book, "Fundamentals of Ornamental Fish Health" published by Wiley-Blackwell (November 2009).