Pet Fish Doctor

4580 Crackersport Rd
Allentown, PA 18104



Brian Palmeiro, VMD, Diplomate ACVD

Dr. Brian Palmeiro was born in Long Island, NY and obtained a Bachelor of Science from Rutgers University, minoring in marine science.  During college, he served at the head student aquarist for the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences.   He attended veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Palmeiro completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery and a residency in dermatology and allergy at the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  After veterinary school, Dr. Palmeiro served as the staff veterinarian for a large ornamental fish wholesaler.   He started an ambulatory pet fish medicine practice in 2005, offering medical care for sick fish in the Philadelphia area.  In 2010, Dr. Palmeiro opened one of the nation's first full service pet fish hospitals. Dr. Palmeiro lectures nationally to veterinarians, veterinary students and hobbyists on pet fish medicine and has published numerous research articles and book chapters on ornamental fish health.   He is an aquatic animal medicine consultant on the Veterinary Information Network.   Dr. Palmeiro is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology and a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association, and a founding member of the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association.