The Aquatic Animal Health Program (AAHP) provides outreach, education, and service to the ornamental fish industry -- starting here at the Hatfield Marine Science Center and then reaching outward to the Pacific Northwest, the rest of the nation and even the rest of the world.
We train veterinary students and veterinary practitioners at Oregon State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and we train the next generation of aquatic husbandry professionals through the Aquarium Science Program at Oregon Coast Community College.
We work with importers, wholesalers, retailers and hobbyists to improve fish health management.
We help facilitate the development of training programs for hobbyists and pond fish retailers.
We work with the national and international marine ornamental industry to research and address health issues associated with collection and transport of these species.