Zebrafish education resources for Credentialed Veterinary Technicians

This time of year, veterinary technician associations across the globe are celebrating credentialed vet techs. Whether you celebrate RVT Month, National Vet Tech Week, or RVN Day, part of recognizing our role in the veterinary team is celebrating that credentialed vet techs are always looking to expand their animal health and welfare knowledge.

One of the more seemingly unattainable knowledge areas is that of aquatic animal medicine, especially pertaining to fish. Vet techs don’t get much fish health coverage in school, and it can be difficult to make connections to educational resources which are relevant to our specific type of work.

One way to stay up to date on educational resources including conferences, webinars, and publications, is to follow the ZHA social media pages: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. There’s also LinkedIn if you are into that kind of thing. Joining ZHA as a member also grants you access to several educational materials as well as opportunities for advancement and research funding. Whether you are a member or not, ZHA has monthly free webinars, which you can find links to on our Events page.

Here’s more resources that you might find helpful:

Associations (aside from the ZHA):

IZFS – International Zebrafish Society

WAVMA – World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association

AAFV – American Association of Fish Veterinarians

ANZAAP – Australia New Zealand Association Of Aquarium Professionals

LAZEN – Latin American Zebrafish Network

AALSO – Aquatic Animal Life Support Operators


UAB Zebrafish Husbandry Education Online Course (every semester)

MDIBL Health and Colony Management of Laboratory Fish (August annually)

Tecniplast International Zebrafish Husbandry Course (October annually)

EZRC International Zebrafish and Medaka Course (in English and German, six times/year)

CITI program Working with Zebrafish (Danio rerio) in Research Settings (online)


Zebrafish Husbandry Workshop

IZFS husbandry 1/2 day

European Zebrafish meeting

International Zebrafish and Medaka Meeting of the Latin American Zebrafish Network (LAZEN)

ANZAAP Aquatics Symposium

AAFV Conference

AALSO Symposium and workshop

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