Fish: Furless Patients

The department of Fish Pathology and Fish Farming at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover

What does a fish doctor actually do? He examines, takes x-rays, carries out ultrasound scans, vaccinates, and sometimes even operates on fish – for instance, in case a c-section is required.

The profession is still not well known, even though there is a huge demand for fish doctors in Germany. All fish farms that breed fish as a food product depend on them, not to mention aquarists, and private fish keepers.  

At the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hannover, an entire department is devoted to the health of fish.