Tammy Heerkens, DVM, Staff Veterinarian

DVM, 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 internship at Iowa State University with an emphasis on emergency/critical care and internal medicine. After her internship, she moved to Central Texas, followed by British Columbia, Canada, where she worked primarily at specialty/emergency locations.

She now joins the VCA Family Animal Hospital team in Pearl City, Hawaii as an emergency doctor.

Prior to her veterinary studies, she completed a registered veterinary technology diploma at St. Lawrence College in Ontario, Canada. In addition, she worked for several years investigating mesenchymal stem cells and their therapeutic uses and has co-authored several publications in this area. Aside from academic interests and traveling, she enjoys pampering her two rescue Pomeranians, Josie and Penelope.