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Specialty: Aquatic Animal Medicine

Helen Roberts-Sweeney
Shane Raidal
Laurie Gage
Drury Reavill
Brian Palmeiro
E. Scott Weber

Helen Roberts-Sweeney


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), University of Georgia, 1990

Current Professional Activities

  • Owner Elma Animal Hospital, Williamsville NY
  • Owner Aquatic Veterinary Services of WNY, Williamsville NY
  • President (2015) American Association of Fish Veterinarians (AAFV)
  • Instructor for, Basic Pharmacology and Radiology for Veterinary Technicians
  • Aquavet® I Instructor
  • Editor/Co-author Fundamentals of Ornamental Fish Health (Wiley Blackwell)
Past Professional Activities
  • Past President Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society
  • Past AVMA's Aquatic Veterinary Medicine Committee member
  • Former Partner @ 5 Corners Animal Hospital, Orchard Park, NY
  • Veterinary Sector Leader, Specialized Medical Assistance Response Team
  • Phoenix and Gryphon, two “purebred” Pomeranian-Poodle-Chihuahua littermates
  • Many Koi (all named!), Golden Orfe (collectively called “The Orfe”), and multiple goldfish living in an ornamental fish pond.
  • Gardening and ponding
  • Photography
  • Travel
  • Computer gaming
  • Speaking/Lecturing
Favorite Quote
  • 'Carpe Diem' does not mean 'fish of the day'.
What I like Most About VIN
  • Finding quick answers to clinical issues in many topics
  • Sharing unusual cases and meeting new people (especially those who like treating fish!)
Helen Roberts-Sweeney

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