VCA Family Animal Hospital

Dr. Shoko Watanabe, VMD, Staff Veterinarian

VMD, University of Pennsylvania


Dr. Shoko Watanabe is a native of Tokyo, Japan. She travelled to the United States to study in Claremont, California. There she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Arts from Scripps College. She went on to the University of Pennsylvania, where she received the degree of Veterinary Medical Doctor.

After leaving the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Watanabe completed a General Internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York, New York. During her time in practice, Dr. Watanabe developed a special interest in Oncology and Cancer treatment. She decided to focus her further experience and education in that field, continuing at the Animal Medical Center in New York to participate in an Oncology Internship. After completing her Oncology Internship, Dr. Watanabe went into General Practice. She joined VCA Family Animal Hospital in 2011.

Dr. Watanabe’s next goal is to run the Honolulu Marathon. When not training or working, she enjoys quite time at home with her adopted cat Charlotte.


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.