VCA Family Animal Hospital

Veterinarians

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and learn more about them. Our doctors have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

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  • Tammy Heerkens

    Staff Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada

    In 2009, Dr. Tammy Heerkens graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. Following graduation, she completed a small animal rotating

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  • Luis Ho

    Staff Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Colorado State University

    Dr. Luis Ho grew up in Kane'ohe and graduated from Castle High School. After graduation, he started working as a kennel attendant at Kane'ohe Veterinary Clinic. He then moved to

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  • Sarah Jay

    Staff Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Atlantic Veterinary College
    Graduate School: University of Prince Edward Island

    Dr. Sarah Jay is originally from Prince Edward Island, Canada. There she attended the University of Prince Edward Island and received her Bachelor of Arts with a major in Anthropology.

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  • Christine S. Miyasaki

    Staff Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Cornell University

    A native of the Big Island, Dr. Christine Miyasaki is a graduate of Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, graduating Summa Cum-Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry.

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  • Katie Samuelson

    Staff Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Oregon State University

    Dr. Katie Samuelson graduated from the University of California, Davis with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science. She continued her education at Oregon State University, where she received a Doctor

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  • Joy Lynn Yasuda-Tanigawa

    Staff Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Washington State University

    Dr. Joy Yasuda was born and raised in the Aiea area, and attended the University of Hawaii, where she received a Bachelor's Degree Animal Science. Dr. Yasuda went on the

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Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

Your emergency needs can be met right here at our hospital.
VCA Family Animal Hospital provides 24 hour emergency veterinary care, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Emergency veterinarians, veterinary technicians and/or veterinary assistants are on staff 24 hours a day.

Please call us at 808-484-9070. We are located at 98-1254 Kaahumanu St. Pearl City, HI 96782.

We provide the highest standard in veterinary emergency and critical care services. We are trained and equipped to perform a variety of emergency surgeries and procedures. We provide the highest standards of pain management. Emergency internal medicine consultations, including full diagnostics, are available.

Please call or come in immediately if you feel your pet is having an emergency or needs after-hours care.
 

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