Matthijs Metselaar DVM PhD MRCVS MIFM

Committee Member

Dr. Matthijs Metselaar is a dedicated veterinarian and proud owner of Aquatic Vets Limited, a renowned veterinary clinic specializing in evidence-based fish medicine. Driven by a profound love for aquatic life, he established Aquatic Vets Limited as a global leader in providing exceptional veterinary services to aquatic species.

With a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the esteemed School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Utrecht, NL, and a Doctor of Philosophy in 'Aetiology of red mark syndrome in rainbow trout' from the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, UK, Dr. Metselaar brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the field of fish medicine. His commitment to staying at the forefront of advancements in aquatic veterinary care is evident through his certification as a Certified Aquatic Veterinarian recognized by the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association (WAVMA). He also holds a Certificate in 'Basic Fish Health Medicine Program' from the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, USA, which further enhances his expertise in fish health management.

Additionally, Dr. Metselaar's exceptional achievements have been acknowledged by the Diplomate status awarded to him by the European College of Aquatic Animal Health, accredited by the European Board of Veterinary Specialization within the European Union. Furthermore, his recognition as an RCVS Specialist in Fish Health & Production by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK) solidifies his position as a distinguished authority in the field.

At Aquatic Vets Limited, Dr. Metselaar's commitment to evidence-based veterinary medicine ensures that every fish under his care receives the most advanced and tailored treatment plans. His clinic serves as a beacon of excellence, providing comprehensive fish health management services that encompass diagnostics, treatment, and preventive care for a diverse range of aquatic species. Through his dedication to promoting sustainable aquaculture practices, improving disease management strategies, and enhancing the welfare of aquatic species, he aims to make a positive impact on the field.