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2017 AAFV Joint Conference

Embassy Suites Now Open for Booking

Conference Announcement

September 24 & 25, 2017

Join us for the American Association of Fish Veterinarians Annual Conference,
taking place September 24 & 25, 2017 in Dallas, Texas.

For Ground Transportation, Lodging & other information:
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The conference committee is working to finalize
the conference agenda.




 The click on "Register for the 2017 Conference" then
click on "Add to Cart" for more options in each category.

The American Association of Fish Veterinarians Announces
Four Scholarship Recipients

The American Association of Fish Veterinarians is pleased to announce 4 recipients of their scholarship.   AAFV is appreciative of the scholarship money they received from The Fish Vet Group and the University of Florida Wildlife and Veterinary Disease Laboratory.  Their contributions help further aquatic veterinary medicine.

The American Association of Fish veterinarians and the AAFV Scholarship Committee would like to announce the following recipients and congratulate them:

Ashley Kirby
Ashley is a veterinary student at North Carolina State University, class of 2018. 

Emily Munday
Emily is a veterinary student at Washington State University, class of 2020.  

Nicole Nietlisbach
Nicole is a veterinary student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, class of 2019.

Sierra Imanse
Sierra is a veterinary student at Michigan State University, class of 2018.

The AAFV Scholarship is open to any student or recent veterinary school graduate who is a member of AAFV (Please see the AAFV website for more detailed information on eligibility and application). 

Click Here for full announcement.


Significant and Emerging Viral Diseases of Carp, Koi, and Goldfish

The National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP) Module #28: Significant and Emerging Viral Diseases of Carp, Koi, and Goldfish is now available online.

The link for the module is
Help Wanted!
The AADAP program wants to expand the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved label for Halamid Aqua (100% chloramine-T).  In order to do this, we need to generate field effectiveness studies, see  list below, that will be both acceptable to FDA and help support expanding the label. 
Study 1:  Use of chloramine-T to control mortality in any species of freshwater-reared salmonid due to columnaris disease
Study 2:  Use of chloramine-T to control mortality in any species on freshwater-reared non-salmonids due to bacterial gill disease.
If you are interested in assisting with either study, AADAP will work with you to conduct the study. Whether that involves providing fish test tanks, having staff come out to your facility to get the study started or coordinating fish health diagnosis.  AADAP staff will also analyze the data, write the report, and get it submitted to FDA.
Expanding the Halamid Aqua label will not be possible without help from our partners.  Please contact us if you are interested and, thanks so much for your consideration.

AVMA applauds bill that would increase access to vet care in rural areas

WASHINGTON — The AVMA welcomes the introduction of S. 487, the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Enhancement Act (VMLRPEA), by Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.). This bill will increase funding available for grants through the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP), which implements loan forgiveness for veterinarians who commit to serving in federally designated veterinary shortage areas. Representatives Adrian Smith (R-Neb.) and Ron Kind (D-Wis.) introduced companion legislation, H.R. 1268, in the U.S. House of Representatives. Rest of article


Survey Date Extended!

NAHMS seeks your help in selecting the focus of the Aquaculture 2020 study
The National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS), a nonregulatory unit of USDA–APHIS–VS, is developing its Aquaculture 2020 study. This study is expected to include production of fish, crustaceans, and mollusks for various end uses. NAHMS strives to collect information that will be most beneficial to the stakeholders. Your input is essential if we are to identify key health issues and fill information gaps facing the U.S. aquaculture industry sectors.

Please complete a brief survey on line in SurveyMonkey to

  • tell us what you consider to be the most important health issues facing the aquaculture industry. 
  • help identify the critical information needs regarding health-management practices used in the U.S. aquaculture industry sectors.
  • share your opinion on how we can encourage aquaculture producers to participate in the Aquaculture 2020 study.

NAHMS will use results from the needs assessment survey to develop the information objectives that will shape the actual NAHMS study.

The survey will be available from March 22 through May 31, 2017.

NAHMS Aquaculture 2020 needs assessment survey


Radiographs courtesy of Dr. Shane Boylan, South Carolina Aquarium



Loan, Grant and Research Programs

 Request for Applications: New Animal Drug Research

Grants to support the development of new animal drugs intended for minor species or minor uses in major species. Funding Opportunity Announcement #RFA-FD-15-004.

Final Application Date: January 12, 2018


Rqst for Applications HHS National Institutes of Health and USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture: Dual Purpose Agricultural Farm Animal/Human Health Research Grant Funding

More information Deadline Aug 28, 2017/2018



Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife
Aquatic Animal Health Veterinarian (3 positions/ locations)
Job Description-Spokane
Job Description-Vancouver
Job Description- north Puget Sound area
Deadline: Open Until Filled

PetSmart, Inc. Veterinarian
Job Description
Deadline: Open

Postdoctoral Research Positions (2) - UFL-WAVDL
Deadline: Aug 16, 2017
More Info

Louisana State University
Postdoctorial Researcher
More Info



2017 AQUAVET® I & II & III Courses
May 28 - July 30, 2017
More info

AAV Conference
July 29, 2017
Washington DC Hilton
"Racing Extinction" movie offered
more info

23rd Annual U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Aquatic Drug Approval Coordination Workshop
July 31-August 3
Bozeman, MT
More information: contact AADAP staff

Aquaculture Health Management Symposium/ American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting
August 20-24
Tampa, FLMore Info

18th International Conference on
Diseases of Fish & Shellfish
September 4-8, 2017
Belfast, Northern Ireland
More Info

AAFV Joint Conference with AAZVA/RAV/AEMV
September 24 & 25, 2017
Dallas, TX

Conference schedule, registration and hotel information will be posted later

2018 ISAAH
September 2-6, 2018
Charolettetown, PEI, Canada
More Info