VCA Family Animal Hospital

Adult and Senior Wellness

Older pets (8 years and older) should be checked by their veterinarian at least twice a year. Dogs and cats age faster than we do, so their health problems progress faster too. Because of the higher risk for illness and disease, older pets need more extensive exams. Senior pets should receive the following each year:

  • Health Consultation - To discuss any changes in your pet's vahavuir or other new provblems.
  • Physical Exam - A doctor will physically check for abnormalities or changes on the skin, musculoskeletal system, eyes, ears and mouth, as well as listening to the heart and lungs.
  • Diagnostic Tests - Blood work and urine tests are performed to identify any problems not found on the physical exam.
  • Fecal Test - To check for intestinal parasites.
  • Age and Risk-appropriate Vaccines - Healthy pets should continue to receive vaccine boosters. Your veterinarian will tell you if vaccines are recommended based on your pet's medical condition.

To keep your long-time companion healthier and happier, keep them fit and well fed. Good nutrition and regular exercise have health benefits for pets as well as people. Be aware that different pets age at different rates. Large breeds of dogs trypically age faster than smaller dogs, and may need more medical attention earlier in life. Many diseases affecting older pets are preventable or are easily managed if detected early. In order to catch these disease, have your pets seen regularly.

Be especially aware of the signs of failing health. See your doctor immediately if you notice:

  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Excessive drinking and/or urination
  • Loss of appetite or lethargy
  • Behavioral changes
  • Diarrhea or vomiting
  • Lameness

You can learn more at VCAHOSPITALS.COM.


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.