To advance the health and welfare of aquatic animals in aquariums and zoos globally
The Aquarium Vet provides on-site visits as well as telephone and email support to public aquariums, ornamental fish importers, zebrafish houses, aquarium retailers and universities throughout Australia and New Zealand. Dr Rob Jones, with 16-plus years of experience in the aquarium industry, and his associate Dr Brett DePoister are the only veterinary practice in Australia dedicated to aquariums.
The Aquarium Vet has developed the first online course for aquarists. The e-quarist courseTM, launched in 2011, is now studied by students on six continents. The Aquarium Vet is also an accredited Learning Partner of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
Dr Rob Jones and Dr Jon Daly have been researching elasmobranch reproduction since 2004. In particular, they have been developing the use of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) in elasmobranchs. They have now launched the Elasmobranch Reproduction Resource Centre (ERRC) to assist with the dissemination of information.
The Aquarium Vet, in conjunction with Vetafarm, is developing a range of premium medications for the aquarium industry. Ongoing research and development is undertaken to improve the health of fish by producing safe and effective medications.