"Our mission is to improve the health of fish regionally, nationally, and internationally." -Dr. Kevin Snekvik, WSU Ed McLeary Distinguished Professor and fish health scientist
The Aquatic Animal Health program at WSU's College of Veterinary Medicine works to improve the health of fish and other aquatic animals locally and globally, through certification, diagnostics, student training, and advances in scientific research.
Certification and Diagnostic Services
As U.S. aquaculture and global trade continue to expand, it is critical that fisheries producers have access to laboratories that can perform certification testing. Such testing helps ensure their products are free of disease causing pathogens, such as the infectious pancreatic necrosis virus, that if undetected could spread regionally, nationally, or internationally.
Through a collaborative effort by the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL) and the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology (VMP), the Aquatic Animal Health program offers:
- Certification testing for fisheries producers and veterinarians.
- Diagnostic services for fisheries producers, veterinarians, Native American tribes, state natural resource agencies, and the public.