VCA Family Animal Hospital

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.


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.