VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Aquatic Animal Medicine

Associate Editor

E. Scott Weber III

E. Scott Weber III

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine (ACVPM) Public Health, 2014

Honors Awards and Fellowships

  • Certified Aquatic Veterinarian (CertAqV) 2015, World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Fellow, 2015


  • Internship in Infectious Disease, University of Edinburgh, 1998
  • Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris, University of Pennsylvania, 1997
  • Master of Science, U Stirling Aqua Vet Sci, 2000
  • Bachelor of Science, University of California-Davis, 1992

Current Professional Activities

  • Stay-at-home Dad
  • VIN Consultant
  • Conservation manager for family farm
  • Veterinary consultant for aquatic, zoo, and wildlife medicine
  • Active Diplomate of American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine (DACVPM) since 2014
  • Certified Aquatic Veterinarian (CertAqVet) through WAVMA since 2015 and active mentor
  • Active professional memberships include: PVMA, AAZV, AZA, WDA, AAFV, WAVMA, AFS, and IAAAM

Past Professional Activities

  • Veterinary Wildlife consultant 2020–2021
  • USDA Veterinary Services- Veterinary Medical Officer 2015–2017
  • AAAS fellow in USDA Foreign Agriculture service 2013–2015
  • Associate professor of aquatic animal and zoo medicine UC Davis Veterinary school 2007–2013
  • Head Veterinarian of New England aquarium 2001–2007
  • Animal Health Manager at the New Jersey State aquarium 2000–2001
  • Fish Health Specialist at University of AR Pine Bluff 1999–2000
  • Supervised PostGraduate Student Immunology, Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh, 1998
  • PostGraduate Research, Ruminant Immunology and Foreign Animal Disease, University of Edinburgh, 1998
  • Co-Chair of Special Species committee or MA Animal Response Team
  • Co-Chair of Science committee for Northeast Aquatic Nuisance Species panel
  • AVMA's Aquatic Veterinary Medicine Committee representing academia 2007–2013
  • Founding Member of World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Fisheries Association - nominating committee for Fish Health group
  • American Zoo and Aquarium Association member and Veterinary Advisor for the Lake Victorian cichlid Special Species Program (SSP)
  • International Association of Aquatic Animal Medicine (Ed. Comm. 2000–2005)
  • VMAT-1 team member helped in Mississippi during Katrina's aftermath

Marital Status

  • Married to Bryon and have son Tristyn born 2019


  • 5 dogs; Aleshanee, Niabi and Tuketu ( the wolfpack) and our missing angels, Meala and Sanuye
  • 3 cats; Eigengrau, Mosby, and Guenhwyvar
  • Red footed tortoise, Mercedes
  • Several 50- & 100-gallon freshwater aquariums


  • Wildlife conservation using trail cams
  • Marine biology
  • Landscaping
  • Cooking
  • Rugby, football, skiing
  • Nature conservation projects on our acreage in PA
  • Travel

Quotable Quotes

"I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully." —George W. Bush Saginaw, Michigan; September 29, 2000

What I Like Most About VIN

Great colleagues as well as networking with our profession.

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