Fish Vet

Fish Veterinarian Serving Akron, Barberton & Wadsworth OH

Don’t forget your silent pets. Fish fall prey to a variety of ailments and also have to deal with illnesses due to water quality problems. An experienced fish veterinarian offers the best chance for early detection and treatment leading to a cure. Our fish vet, Dr. Riggs, has over 30 years veterinary experience dealing with fish and aquatic species. To accomplish the goal of keeping your aquatic pet healthy, we provide the following veterinarian services for salt water and fresh water fish:

Fish General Care

We have the expertise and equipment for a full diagnostic work-up. Lab testing, parasite checks, cytology, ultrasound, and fin biopsies are just a few of the general fish care techniques we utilize to pin-point your fish’s problem. Once diagnosed, the necessary treatment can be instituted. Water treatments, medicated food, or injectible medications are all options for therapy. If needed, we have a full aquatic anesthesia and surgical set-up at our disposal for your wet pet’s treatment.

Fish Emergency Care

Our office is open for your fish’s health care needs Monday through Friday 8:00-6:00 and Saturday 8:00-4:00. If emergency care is required after these hours, you can rely on our 24 hour emergency facility- the Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital. Metro is located at 1053 S. Cleveland-Massilon Rd. in Copley (330-253-2544) and is there to assist with any of our client’s problems. At Metro we have veterinarians and technicians on duty 24 hours daily to address your needs. Metro’s staff doctors rotate through our clinic on a regular basis to assure that they are comfortable addressing the problems of our fish owning clients.