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


  • Bachelor of Science, University of California-Davis, 1992
  • Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris, University of Pennsylvania, 1997
  • Master of Science, U Stirling Aqua Vet Sci, 2000

Current Professional Activities

  • USDA Veterinary Services- Veterinary Medical Officer
  • USDA Foreign Agriculture Service – Scientific Analyst
  • Clinical Faculty in Companion Avian and Exotics at UC Davis Veterinary School and Developing Clinical Fish Medicine Program at Davis
  • AVMA's Aquatic Veterinary Medicine Committee representing academia
  • Founding Member of World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Fisheries Association - nominating committee for Fish Health group
  • World Aquaculture Association and National Association member
  • American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians member
  • American Association of Zoo Veterinarians member
  • 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)
  • AVMA Member
  • MA VMA member and public health committee
  • VMAT-1 team member helped in Mississippi during Katarina aftermath

Past Professional Activities

  • 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 Post Graduate Student Immunology, Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh, 1998
  • Post Graduate 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

Marital Status

  • Married to Bryon


  • 4 dogs; Meala (wheaten terror), Sanuye, Aleshanee, and Tuketu ( the wolfpack)
  • 3 cats; Eigengrau, Mosby, and Guenavar
  • Red footed tortoise, Mercedes
  • Several 50–100 gallon fish freshwater aquariums


  • 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 
  • "Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm..." —Sir Winston Churchill

What I Like Most About VIN

Networking and interacting with colleagues as well as keeping up with our profession.

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