VCA Family Animal Hospital

Joy Lynn Yasuda-Tanigawa, DVM, Staff Veterinarian

DVM, 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 receive her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University in 1999. She continued at John Hopkins University, completing an externship in Veterinary Pathology. Dr. Yasuda returned home to practice medicine, working first with Gentry-Waipio Pet Clinic and later coming to Family Animal Hospital, which became VCA Family Animal Hospital.

Dr. Yasuda's special interest in medicine is Surgery. She performs a wide range of surgeries, from standard Spays and Neuters to specialty surgeries such as Perianal Urethrostomy. She is a valuable asset to our medical team.

When Dr. Yasuda is not practicing veterinary medicine or continuing her education, she loves spending time with her family. She lives locally with her husband, two children, their dog Kimmie, and their cat Annie.


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.