VCA Family Animal Hospital

Clifton T. Hashimoto, DVM, Staff Veterinarian

DVM, Texas A&M University


Dr. Clifton Hashimoto studied Bio Medical Science at Texas A & M, where he went on to obtain his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1997, graduating Summa Cum-Laude. Dr. Hashimoto completed a small animal externship in Louisville, KY before coming to Oahu. He spent several years at what is now VCA Kaneohe before coming to us in 2001.

Dr. Hashimoto has a special interest in Exotic Animal Medicine, treating turtles, rodents, and exotic birds of all species as well as dogs and cats. Dr. Hashimoto also enjoys Soft Tissue Surgery in all species.

Dr. Hashimoto served for 2 years as the President of the Hawaiian Veterinary Medical Association as well as serving as the Chairman of the Ethics and Peer Review Board here in Oahu.

Dr. Hashimoto adopted a stray cat, Milton, who has his own notoriety for being one of the rare cats to perform tricks. When he has time, Dr. Hashimoto enjoys surfing, rock climbing, and working in his vegetable garden.


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.