The integration of the two practices brings additional capacity and expertise to Fish Vet Group.
Founder and Director of Vet Aqua International, Dr Hamish Rodger, joins FVG with over 28 years’ experience as a dedicated aquatic animal veterinarian and is a recognised authority on gill health in salmonids.
He brings with him vets, Dr Susie Mitchell and Mar Marcos-Lopez, expanding FVG’s total staff across the UK and Ireland to nine specialist veterinary surgeons working alongside a multi-disciplinary team of diagnosticians, biologists and environmental scientists.
Hamish Rodger, commented: “We established the business in 2000 in response to growing demand for a dedicated aquatic animal veterinary practice off the West Coast of Ireland. Over the last decade the business has grown year-on-year. We now serve clients throughout Ireland and the UK, and have seen increased demand for our services from countries overseas such as Norway and Australasia.
“Both FVG and our practice share a common approach, and it’s clear that together with a growing network of colleagues both here and in Norway, the USA and South-East Asia, there is an opportunity to build an international centre and network of excellence in aquatic health, to the benefit of both our clients and their wider industries.”
Fish Vet Group Managing Director, Dave Cox, said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Hamish and his team into the FVG global family. This is an exciting time for us as we continue to develop and introduce the very best of modern, evidence-based veterinary practice and diagnostic technology into the mainstream of the aquaculture sector. The Vet Aqua International team will bring additional depth of experience to our clinical support work - particularly in the key emergent area of gill health - further strengthening our ability to help our clients meet the exacting but necessary challenges of ensuring sustainable, healthy and welfare-friendly production”.