Aquatic Veterinary Careers: A Deep Dive

Learn about career opportunities in aquatic veterinary medicine. Dr. Jessie Sanders, owner of California-based Aquatic Veterinary Services, discusses the education, skills, and experience needed to enter the field.

Participants can expect to learn about:
• The day-to-day work of an aquatic veterinarian in private practice or aquariums
• The role aquatic veterinarians play in the USDA’s oversite of the aquaculture industry
• Common medical cases and challenges that present in the field of aquatic veterinary medicine
• The education, skills, and experience needed to enter this field

Dr. Jessie M. Sanders is the owner and chief veterinarian of Aquatic Veterinary Services, an all-aquatic private practice located in Santa Cruz, Calif. Founded in 2013 as a mobile practice serving ornamental fish owners, the practice now offers a full spectrum of ambulatory care and in-hospital services for aquatic pets.

Dr. Sanders earned her B.S. in Marine Biology from the University of Rhode Island and her DVM from Tufts University. She is a certified aquatic veterinarian through the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association, and a member of the American Association of Fish Veterinarians and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Jessie M. Sanders