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VCA Family and Oahu Veterinary Specialty Center

VCA Family and Oahu Veterinary Specialty Center

98-1254 Kaahumanu St | Pearl City, HI 96782

Call 808-377-6387
Monday 24hr
Tuesday 24hr
Wednesday 24hr
Thursday 24hr
Friday 24hr
Saturday 24hr
Sunday 24hr
  • Advanced Dental Care
  • Bone & Joint Surgery (Orthopedics)
  • Cardiology (Heart & Vascular Care)
  • Dermatology (Skin Care)
  • Oncology (Cancer Treatment)
  • 24-Hour Vet
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Emergency Veterinary Clinic
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam
Description

VCA Family and Oahu Veterinary Specialty Center is a full-service hospital offering convenient hours, pet supplies, prescription/premium diet pet foods and expert veterinary care. We provide veterinary services for every life-stage, from routine puppy and kitten vaccinations up through a comprehensive senior wellness program. In addition, a veterinarian is on premise 24 hours a day for your emergency needs.

At VCA Family Animal Hospital, your pet's health is our top priority, and excellent service is our goal.

We look forward to welcoming you and your pets. Our veterinarians, veterinary technicians and other pet-friendly personnel are trained to the highest standards. Their knowledge of the latest veterinary medicines and procedures ensures that your pet will receive the best care and preventative medicine.

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One of our 7 newly renovated exam rooms! One of our 7 newly renovated exam rooms!
Front view of our clinic in Pearl City Times Square! Front view of our clinic in Pearl City Times Square!
VCA is committed to continuously improving its standard of care. VCA is committed to continuously improving its standard of care.
Welcome to VCA Family and Oahu Veterinary Specialty Center! Welcome to VCA Family and Oahu Veterinary Specialty Center!
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Dr. Sheryl Doi, DVM
Dr. Sheryl Doi, DVM

School: Colorado State University

Dr. Sheryl Doi is a graduate of the University of Hawaii, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Animal Sciences. She continued her studies at Colorado State University, where she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1981. After completing her studies, she returned to Oahu to practice, and has been serving our community for over 30 years. Dr. Doi is coming to VCA Family Animal Hospital from the Animal Clinic Waimalo and will be an invaluable member of our team.

Dr. Doi holds professional affiliations with the Hawai'i Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Association, and the Hawai'i Veterinary Society. She enjoys providing veterinary care for our clients' dogs and cats, but also treats mice, rats, guinea pigs, and rabbits. Dr. Doi has several pets of her own: Gus, the family dog, a cat, Gage Elliott and a fish named Shirley.

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Dr. Cheyenne F. Fry, DVM
Dr. Cheyenne F. Fry, DVM

Associate Veterinarian
School: Michigan State University

Dr. Cheyenne Fujimori Fry received her Bachelor of Arts in Zoology from the University of Hawaii. In addition to her studies in Zoology, she pursued a certificate in Marine Studies and French language. She continued on to obtain her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University. After graduation, she returned to Oahu to practice at Family Veterinary Clinic, which later became VCA Family Animal Hospital.

Dr. Fry has a special interest in Surgery and Feline Medicine. She is a member of the Honolulu Veterinary Society and the Hawaii Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Fry is an avid college basketball fan, following the pursuits of her beloved Michigan State Spartans. She has two adopted long-haired cats. Smudge is a retired blood donor and Merly is a rescue from the county shelter, who live among her 4 other cats. Dr. Fry also has 2 dogs, 1 rabbit, and a parrot.

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Dr. Luis Ho, DVM
Dr. Luis Ho, DVM

Associate Veterinarian
School: Colorado State University

Dr. Ho grew up in Kane'ohe and graduated from Castle High School. After graduation, he started working as a kennel attendant at Kane'ohe Veterinary Clinic. He then moved to Kane'ohe Pet Health Center, which later became VCA Kaneohe Animal Hospital, were he worked as a veterinary technician.

Dr. Ho has always been fascinated with animals and wanted to be a veterinarian since he was 5 or 6 years old. He moved to Colorado and got his DVM degree at Colorado State University. After graduation, he practiced vet medicine for a year in Seattle before moving back to Hawai'i to join VCA Family Animal Hospital.

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Dr. Christine S. Miyasaki, DVM
Dr. Christine S. Miyasaki, DVM

Associate Veterinarian
School: Cornell University

A native of the Big Island, Dr. Christine Miyasaki is a graduate of Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, graduating Summa Cum-Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry. During her studies at Lewis and Clark College, Dr. Miyasaki spent an academic year studying in Siena, Italy. She continued her studies at Cornell University in New York, where she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. While at Cornell University, she was inducted into Phi Zeta, the Veterinary Honor Society which recognizes students of high scholastic achievement and good moral character.

While Dr. Miyasaki enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, she has a special interest in Endocrinology. Dr. Miyasaki has been practicing at VCA Family Animal Hospital since 2005. She is a member of the Honolulu Veterinary Society and served as its treasurer in the past.

In her free time, Dr. Miyasaki enjoys the outdoors. She is an avid rock climber and enjoys surfing, hiking, and yoga. She shares her home with two lovable pets. Her dog, Potato is a Hawaiian Humane Society Special and her cat, Lucca was a stray before being adopted into the Miyasaki ohana.

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Dr. Katie Samuelson, DVM
Dr. Katie Samuelson, DVM

Associate Veterinarian
School: Oregon State University

Dr. Katie Samuelson graduated from the University if California, Davis with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science. She continued her education at Oregon State University, where she received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Samuelson completed an Internship in Emergency & Critical Care at Dove Lewis Emergency Hospital in Portland, Oregon. She came to VCA Family Animal Hospital in 2005, where she is in invaluable part of our team, providing after hours care and Emergency Services to both domestic and exotic animals.


In addition to her hands-on practice, Dr. Samuelson is an Adjunct Professor at a distance learning program. She teaches Anatomy and Physiology in a program for Veterinary Technicians. Dr. Samuelson is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society.

You may see Dr. Samuelson at the hospital with Monkey, her mixed breed dog. In her free time, Dr. Samuelson and her husband enjoy scuba diving, hiking, and travelling.

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Dr. Carrie White, DVM, DACVIM
Dr. Carrie White, DVM, DACVIM

DVM, DACVIM, Medical Director

Carrie White graduated from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. This was followed by a small animal rotating internship at the Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Norwalk, Connecticut, and an internal medicine residency at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. She became a diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2009. She stayed on as a staff internist at the Animal Medical Center from 2009-2012. In 2013, she moved back to Honolulu, Hawaii, where she grew up, and she is currently an internist at VCA Family Animal Hospital. Carrie’s professional interests include hematology and infectious disease.

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Dr. Nathaniel K. Lam, DVM
Dr. Nathaniel K. Lam, DVM

Dr. Nathaniel Lam is passionate about Hawaii and the ohana of its community. Prior to becoming a veterinarian he pursued his love of art and design as a professional photographer. He received a BS in cognitive computer science from University of California Los Angeles in 2004 and earned a DVM from Michigan State University in 2009 prior to completing a rotating internship at the University of Pennsylvania and a Residency in Small Animal Surgery from the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City. He is strongly committed to working with primary veterinarians provide the highest level of care through a focus on education and comprehensive case management. His professional interests include minimally-invasive surgery (laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, arthroscopy), interventional radiology (stenting), knee surgery, trauma and wound care, and exotic animal surgery. Dr. Lam is certified to administer veterinary stem cell therapy (Vet-Stem). He resides in Honolulu where he enjoys outdoors activities, exploring with his dog Cali, photography, and playing the guitar.

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Dr. Tammy Heerkens, DVM
Dr. Tammy Heerkens, DVM

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 and Oahu Veterinary Specialty Center 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.

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