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Phone: 919.513.6421
Fax: 919.513.6689
1060 William Moore Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607

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Koi, Goldfish, and Pond Health Management


Fish surgery


Sponsored by: cavoy NCKWS


February 23, 2013

The purpose of this course is to familiarize the participant with the fundamental principles of koi and goldfish management and medicine. This course is open to veterinarians and non-veterinarians alike and is appropriate for hobbyists, aquaculturists, dealers, and professional aquarists. Attendees will learn about the following topics: water quality, recirculating aquatic systems (with an emphasis on ponds), diagnostic techniques, environmental diseases, infectious diseases (viral, bacterial, fungal, parasitic), therapeutics, anesthesia, analgesia, and surgery.


Registration for this course is $35, which includes lectures, lunch, and notes provided electronically. Enrollment for the course is limited to 100 attendees, so early registration is recommended. If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation within an hour of sending your registration, please check your spam folder. If it is not there, contact our office at 919-513-6421.

Cancellation Policy: Full refunds will be granted for notices received in writing, either by mail, fax, or e-mail, by the end of early registration. A refund less a 25% administrative fee will be granted for requests received during late registration. No refunds will be granted after the course has begun.

Registration is now closed

*Online registration will remain open until the course is full or until one week prior to the course date. Early registration is recommended.



Vendor registration is available for $100. Vendors will be provided a 6' table in the commons area outside the meeting room. Limited electricity is available. Vendor registration includes registration for 1 vendor representative, 1- 6' table, lunch, and listing on web site. Register through link above.

Continuing Education

This course offers six (6) hours of CVME for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Location & Lodging

The course will be held at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. A block of rooms has been established at the Ramada Inn Blue Ridge (next door to the college)  at the discounted rate of $75 + tax per night. To reserve, please call 919-832-4100 and reference the Fish Health Management – group code CGFIHM . Reservations must be made by January 15, 2013 to receive this discounted rate.

ADA Statement

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in the activity, please contact to discuss your needs at least 30 days prior to the event.

Tentative Schedule

Time Description
7:30-8:00am Registration
8:00-8:50am Course introduction; Pond construction and koi husbandry (Dan Phillips)
9:00 -9:50am Water quality  (Dan Phillips)
10:00 - 10:50am Koi Herpes Virus (KHV) and the Cavoy® vaccine (Jena Questen)
11:00 - 11:50 Common/important infectious diseases of koi and goldfish (Greg Lewbart)
11:50am-12:30pm Lunch (provided) - visit vendors
12:30-1:20pm Diagnostic techniques (Greg Lewbart)
1:30 - 2:20pm Aquatic animal medicine: A review (Greg Lewbart)
2:30-3:20pm Anesthesia, analgesia, surgery  (Greg Lewbart)
3:30-4:20pm Actual Clinical Cases (Dan Johnson)
4:20-5:00pm Q&A




Dan Johnson, DVM, DABVP (ECM)

Avian and Exotic Animal Care 

Greg Lewbart, MS, VMD, DACZM

Professor of Aquatic, Wildlife and Zoologic Medicine

Jena Questen, DVM

Novartis Animal Health, World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association (WAVMA)

Dan Phillips