Dr Matt Landos
Dr Matt Landos BVSc(HonsI) MANZCVS(Aquatic Animal Health Chapter)
Director, Future Fisheries Veterinary Service Pty Ltd (FFVS)
Ballina, New South Wales, Australia
Matt's veterinary career commenced in a mixed dairy cattle practice on mid-north coast in 1995. He transitioned to aquatic animals from 2000 working for NSW Fisheries at Wollongbar Agriculture Institute. In 2005, he founded and became Director of Future Fisheries Veterinary Service Pty Ltd. His business provides field, laboratory, research and technical aquatic animal health and production veterinary services to commercial aquaculture and wild fisheries since 2005.
Work spans many aquaculture species including variety of fish; prawns; and oysters all around Australia and beyond. From tank-based systems to earthen ponds and to sea cages - all systems.
Matt is also an affiliate at Sydney University, Faculty of Veterinary Science, School of Farm Animal Health and Charles Sturt University, School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences and contributes to projects at Southern Cross University, Adelaide University, Queensland University. Former president of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, Aquatic Animal Health Chapter.
He also undertakes considerable work in the area of how contaminants influence fisheries at the interface of land and water. This has included working with OzFish Unlimited, speaking at Riverfest, Woodford Planting festival, Australian Veterinary Association and Engineers Australia.
Matt has also completed projects for the International Pollutant Elimination Network (IPEN) on fisheries and pollution, and worked with the National Toxics Network to seek regulatory reform of the Agvet chemical regulatory system.