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'Fish Medicine' a Growing Field for Veterinarians

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'Fish Medicine' a Growing Field for Veterinarians

'Fish Medicine' a Growing Field for Veterinarians

'Fish Medicine' a Growing Field for Veterinarians

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Dragonboy, a pet oranda goldfish, is coated with pain medication after a successful surgery to help the fish swim upright. Larry S. Christian hide caption

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A growing number of veterinarians are being trained to treat pet fish that fall ill. The first documented operation on a sick goldfish was performed in 1993 at North Carolina State University. Jessica Jones of member station WUNC follows one successful surgery.

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