Myron Kebus, M.S., DVM

Michigan State University – East Lansing, Mich.

Dr. Kebus is an aquaculture outreach veterinarian for Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He holds a master’s degree in aquaculture/veterinary science and a doctor of veterinary medicine from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After a year of mixed-animal veterinary practice, in 1993, Dr. Kebus started the Wisconsin Aquatic Veterinary Service, the first fish-only private veterinary practice in the Midwest, where he provided veterinary services to fish farms, public aquariums, pet fish retailers, wholesalers, and hobbyists. His research investigated stress in rainbow trout, particularly as it pertains to fish hatcheries. From 1999 to 2023, he was Wisconsin’s State Fish Health Veterinarian, directing the Fish Health Program for the Division of Animal Health, in the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. Most recently he was an aquaculture research subject matter expert with the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine, Secure Foods Systems team, where he helped develop a risk assessment and associated guidance for viral hemorrhagic septicemia in the Great Lakes region. Dr. Kebus helped found and is the past president of the American Association of Fish Veterinarians and is currently their liaison to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). He was the chair of the Aquatic Veterinary Medicine Committee of the AVMA and served as a liaison for the AVMA’s Environmental Issues Committee.