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Aquatic Medicine

Aquatic animal medicine is an exciting and growing field of veterinary medicine. Veterinarians interested in aquatics can use their knowledge of ecology, conservation, and veterinary medicine to promote the health and well being of both wild and captive aquatic animal species.

Did you know that over 70 percent of the earth’s surface is covered by water?

Did you know that there are about 230,000 different life-forms—fish, plants, mammals—that inhabit our world’s oceans?

Did you know there is a professional society, the International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine, devoted entirely to the study of aquatics?

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