VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Aquatic Animal Medicine

Associate Editor

William Wildgoose

William Wildgoose

Honors Awards and Fellowships

  • Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK) (RCVS) Advanced Practitioner in Fish Health and Production, 2015


  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, University of Glasgow, 1977

Current Professional Activities

  • Semi-retired, but still treating ornamental fish in general practice
  • Zoo inspector (public aquaria) for the Secretary of State (UK)
  • Veterinary advisor to the Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association (OATA)

Past Professional Activities

  • Private Practice 1977–2018 (London)
  • Co-owner of the Midland Veterinary Surgery, London 2001–2018
  • Editor and contributor to BSAVA Manual of Ornamental Fish (2nd ed), 2001

Marital Status

  • Married to Julia, my former head veterinary nurse


  • Daughter, Amy who graduates as a vet in 2019
  • Son, Max who is training in accounting and business


  • Leo, our diabetic cat, who is still hanging in there


  • Playing tennis and skiing when my body permits, cooking, gardening, medical photography and riding a motor bike in all weathers.

Favorite Quote

"One man’s fish is another man’s poisson." —Unknown

What I Like Most About VIN

Colleagues sharing knowledge and experience, to help others help themselves.

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