Article Summary – Family turns to laser surgery to treat ailing goldfish

    Goldfish Laser Surgery

    Here is another life-saving CO2 laser surgery on a goldfish.

    Family turns to veterinary laser surgery to treat ailing goldfish

    By Carly Q. Romalino – Published December 14, 2016 in USA Today

    Article Summary

    Winston, an 11-inch fantail goldfish had a quarter-sized tumor removed by Colin McDermott, VMD, of Mount Laurel Animal Hospital using an Aesculight surgical laser.

    Tina, the fish’s owner, purchased the fish 8 years ago and loves her fish to death. After seeing the tumor grow for a year and seeing the fish’s overall health and energy degrade, Tina called several veterinary clinics and hospitals who responded that they do not care for goldfish. McDermott is the only veterinarian listed by the American Association of Fish Veterinarians in New Jersey, Tina had to travel at least an hour to get to the Mount Laurel Animal Hospital.

    The laser procedure took 40-minutes from anesthesia to bandage and cost around $300. McDermott reports that the surgery was a swimming success.

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    About Colin McDermott, VMD

    Dr. McDermott went to veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine. He completed two years of specialty internship in Exotic Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery Service at the college’s Matthew J. Ryan Hospital. After completing his internships, he was awarded the Helen Swearer fellow in Aquatic Science and Veterinary Medicine at the National Aquarium in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.

    Dr. McDermott is a member of the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians, the American Association of Fish Veterinarians, the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians and the Association of Avian Veterinarians. Dr. McDermott has given numerous lectures on exotic and wildlife medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

    Learn more about Dr. McDermott on the Mount Laurel Animal Hospital website