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From its operations in the UK, Norway, Thailand and the USA, Fish Vet Group provides modern, evidence based health services to the global aquaculture industry.

Alongside specialist-led, veterinary consultancy, Fish Vet Group’s global network of diagnosticians lead in the use of digital histopathology, PCR and other diagnostic tools to provide actionable advice for aquaculture producers.

In addition, Fish Vet Group delivers a comprehensive range of training, environmental and advisory services across all areas of aquatic animal production, supported by a growing suite of fish health products.

Fish Vet Group - Dr Matthijs Metselaar DVM PhD MRCVS MIFM - Veterinary Surgeon

Introducing Dr Matthijs Metselaar - Veterinary Surgeon

Matt joined Fish Vet Group in 2011 after completing a PhD on red mark syndrome in rainbow trout at the University of Stirling and has been working in the field of ornamental and aquaculture fish health for thirteen years. A graduate of the University of Utrecht, Matt is the author of several papers on salmonid health and has delivered workshops internationally on aquatic medicine. Through his research work, Matt has a strong background in molecular diagnostics and their practical use in aquaculture, with a particular clinical interest in developing surveillance and management strategies for fish pathogens based on such techniques. His time is divided between the clinical services and the R&D team where he develops novel treatment strategies and biocides for the ornamental and aquaculture industry.

Fish Vet Group - Pete Southgate  - Veterinary Operations Director

Pete Southgate - Veterinary Operations Director

Pete is one of the founding partners of Fish Vet Group. He graduated as a veterinarian from the University of London in 1979 and worked in veterinary practice until taking an MSc in Aquatic Pathobiology at Stirling Institute of Aquaculture. Having become a freelance fish vet in 1990, he joined Fish Vet Group in 1996 and is now its longest serving member.

He is responsible for clinical development & service delivery, the development of industry training programmes and food industry auditing. Pete is recognised as one of the industry’s leading veterinarians, with 30 years’ international experience working in aquaculture practice. Pete has a special interest in fish welfare.

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For further information call +44 (0) 1463 717774 or email

Or come along and meet the team at:-

21st / 22nd June
Heart of England Showground

19th / 20th July
East of England Koi Show
Huntingdon Racecourse

9th /10th August
Scottish Koi show
Klondyke Garden Centre Polmont

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