Family Spends $250 To Remove Tumor From Their 20-Year-Old Goldfish

When a family spotted a lump on their 20-year-old goldfish’s fin, they took it to Dr Faye Bethell, a well-known vet. The doctor saved the day by performing a surgery on Bob the fish. It took the vet based in Norfolk, England 30 minutes to remove the tumor. The surgery cost around $250. “The option was to remove the lump or put him to sleep and now he is doing brilliantly,” Dr Bethell commented. “Bob’s owners were really pleased because the goldfish is older than their children and he’s very much considered part of the family.”




The vet used a miniature heart-rate monitor, fed the fish anaesthetics, and carried out the operation with micro-surgical equipment. “It’s pretty complicated because everything is so small.” She added: “This one was the oldest fish we’ve operated on… Bob’s now back home and enjoying swimming properly for the first time in weeks.”

“We are definitely seeing pets living longer,” stressed Dr Bethell. “It’s really nice when you get an owner who wants to save them and great to help.”

More info: Toll Barn Veterinary Centre

When a family spotted a lump on their 20-year-old goldfish’s fin, they took it to Dr Faye Bethell




The well-known doctor saved the day by performing a 30 minute surgery on Bob the fish that cost $250

“The option was to remove the lump or put him to sleep and now he is doing brilliantly”

“Bob’s owners were really pleased because…  he’s very much considered part of the family”

The vet fed the fish anesthetics and used a miniature heart-rate monitor and micro-surgical equipment

“It’s pretty complicated because everything is so small”

“Bob’s now back home and enjoying swimming properly for the first time in weeks”

“We are definitely seeing pets living longer… It’s really nice when you get an owner who wants to save them”

Source: boredpanda.com

Image credits: Toll Barn Vets



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