INDOT will be doing resurfacing near our facility from Monday, June 10th through late August but we are remaining open. Learn more here.

Aquatic Pets and Fish


Aquatic pets deserve vet care too! At Arbor View Animal Hospital we are proud to have Dr. Jenny Herbert, who is a certified aquatic veterinarian (CertAqV). This certification means she has over 150+ hours of continuing education and hands-on experience specifically in aquatic medicine. Dr. Herbert routinely provides veterinary care to aquatic pets, such as fish (freshwater, marine and Koi fish), amphibians, invertebrates, and coral.

Currently, Dr. Herbert is only licensed to practice in Indiana and cannot prescribe medication to pets/clients located outside the state of Indiana. However, she can still thoroughly evaluate your pets husbandry and water parameters through telehealth consults, which often are the root of our aquatic pet problems, no matter where you live.

We offer:

  • Exams, Diagnostics, Medical Treatment and Surgical Care
  • Husbandry Consults
  • Virtual Telemedicine Visits
  • Mobile Veterinary Care (*limited travel radius)

Our Veterinarians can come to your home to evaluate your aquatic pet, see them on a virtual consult and even see them at our hospital.

Contact us at the first sign your aquatic pet is not acting normal. Finding problems early gives your pet the best chance of survival and recovery.

Bringing your aquatic pet to the vet? Here’s what you need to know:

  • Always bring a sample of your pet’s water that is separate from the container you bring your pet in.
  • If possible, bring extra water from your pet’s tank for us to use if we need to sedate your pet for their exam (ideally enough water to submerge them in fully).
  • If you will be traveling for more than 30 minutes, it is ideal to put a bubbler in your pet’s container. Don’t worry once your pet is at our hospital, we have bubblers we can put in their enclosure if needed.
  • Protect your pet from temperature changes during travel. This could include using a cooler to transport them in. Drastic temperature changes can cause serious stress and even be life-threatening to most aquatic species.
  • When you take your pet home make sure you acclimate them back to their original water. This includes slowly diluting the water they are traveling in with water from their normal enclosure and slowly acclimating them to the temperature in their normal environment if it is different. Some aquatic species, such as invertebrates, are more sensitive to water parameter changes. If you are unsure how to acclimate your pet when you bring them home please consult with our staff prior to placing them back in their normal enclosure.

Aquarium Care 101, A Free Course To Keeping a Healthy Aquarium:

Numerous health issues in aquatic pets stem from water quality problems. Whether you’re an experienced aquarist or just starting out, it’s essential to understand your water quality parameters and their impact on your beloved pets. The Aquarium Vet provides a complimentary Aquarium Care 101 course designed to empower both new and seasoned aquarists with the knowledge they need to comprehend their pets’ water conditions. For additional details about the course or to enroll, please click here.

Caring medicine for all animals.

If you live in Valparaiso or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Arbor View Hospital Team is a licensed IN veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.


244 West U.S. Highway 6
Valparaiso, IN 46385
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Monday: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 1:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Contact Info

Phone: (219) 762-7267
Fax: (219) 763-9425

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