Robert Martinez is a Certified Aquatic Veterinarian in the greater Salt Lake City area and a graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University. During his time at K-State Dr. Martinez developed a great interest in zoo, aquatic, and exotic medicine.
Having gained valuable zoo and exotic experience through numerous externships, which include: Henry Doorly Zoo, Wildlife Safari, Sedgwick County Zoo, Rolling Hills Zoo, and Sunset Zoo. Dr. Martinez gained extensive training and experience in aquatic medicine through Wildlife Safari Workshop, AQUAVET I, and AQUAVET III.
While in Iowa, Dr. Martinez was the Aquatic Health Advisor for Central Campus Aquarium Science and Marine Biology program. He was also a part-time associate veterinarian at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, Iowa.
While in Oklahoma, Dr. Martinez worked with koi ponds and had the opportunity help out a small local aquarium. He also had the honor of becoming a certified aquatic veterinarian. Dr. Martinez has presented to multiple veterinary student classes and fish/aquatic enthusiasts about aquatic medicine.
Through these experiences he learned husbandry, water quality, disease, treatment, and disease prevention of aquatic species: ornamental fish, aquaculture fish, elasmobranchs (sharks and rays), invertebrates, marine mammals, aquatic reptiles, and aquatic birds.
Dr. Martinez has a great interest and love of aquatic species and believes aquatic species deserve a high quality of care that is seen by our terrestrial small animals.
Dr. Martinez is a member of the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association (WAVMA), International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine (IAAAM), and American Association of Fish Veterinarians (AAFV).