Lānaʻi loves animals

And so do we. Lānaʻi Veterinary Care opens in April 2023 as your island clinic for happy and healthy pets. Monthly pop-up clinics happen on select dates with appointments available from 8am-3pm. Same-day walk-ins are accommodated as time permits. Please check in with us in person or call as soon as possible on the day of the clinic. A waitlist is available on our scheduling page. Nail trims are offered for $25 on a walk-in basis from 3 to 4 pm as time allows. We close promptly at 4 pm so our team can fly home. Schedule your appointment online and we’ll see you in person. If there are not any appointments available, please add yourself to the waitlist found on our scheduling page. We will do everything we can to squeeze you in.

Our mobile pop-up center on wheels will be ready for you in the Dole Administration Building parking lot.

Health Care

Our high-tech mobile treatment center was formerly used by The Pet Doctor and will offer services in the same location. The clinic features a surgery suite, exam area, digital x-ray capabilities and more. Our veterinary team has helped thousands of pet animals and represent more than 50 years of collective experience. Our professionals have served animals worldwide and we specialize in bringing services to underserved communities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Specific questions about your pets personal health care will be addressed during your appointment. General info questions can be sent to info@LanaiVeterinaryCare.org.  Calls to 808-563-0588 are returned on Mondays and Wednesdays. For emergencies on days when there is no clinic, contact an O‘ahu or Maui veterinarian.
If your pet has an emergency when our clinic is open, we may be able to help. Otherwise, seek care with an O‘ahu or Maui clinic.
All pets must have a health exam first (free) followed by the subsequent surgery appointment (free). Bloodwork (nominal fee) prior to surgery date is recommended to identify underlying issues that may complicate the surgery.  The Lānaʻi Cat Sanctuary covers the costs for the exam and surgery in order to reduce pet overpopulation.
We are working towards offering clinics twice a month.  Current hours are 8 am to 3 pm by appointment. Same day walk-ins are accommodated as time permits. Soon we will be offering tele-health appointments. Hours and dates are subject to change. Services are subject to veterinarian availability and flight delays.
Due to limited Lānaʻi options, we set up an online pharmacy through VetSource. Our veterinarians will prescribe various medicines based on your pet’s needs. You will be sent an email describing the medicine and the next steps. Once you make your payment, the medicine will be shipped directly to you. We will have a limited supply of medicine on hand for more common issues.
Appointments are available from 8am-3pm. Same day walk-ins are accommodated as time permits. Please check in with us in person or call us at 808-563-0588 as soon as possible on the day of the clinic.
Or call us for a standby appointment in the event of a cancellation. Nail trims are from 3pm-4pm, no appointment is necessary.
We offer nail trims during the last hour (typically 3 to 4 pm) of each clinic day on a walk-in basis only, no appointments. We do not offer hair cuts.
Lānaʻi Veterinary Care is a program of the nonprofit Lānaʻi Cat Sanctuary (LCS). As a 501c3 charity established for the greater good, nonprofits are not privately owned entities. While the Lānaʻi Cat Sanctuary focuses on housing homeless and abandoned cats, they are the only animal rescue group on the island. LCS recognizes the need to provide veterinary care for the island’s pets. They also recognize the need for controlling the pet population on Lānaʻi so LCS sponsors all spay and neuter services so the public does not have pay for it. To make a donation, click here.
Typically yes. If this is a concern, schedule an appointment with us and we’ll go over various options with you.

Due to laws regulating medication and treatment, Lānaʻi Veterinary Care is not permitted to dispense medications for pets that are not patients except for non-prescription medications (such as Dasuquin) and shampoos.

Bring your pet to see our veterinarians so that we can help with medication refills or other advice in between in-person visits! If your pet is not a patient, we will be limited in how much we can help between visits. Pets who have seen Dr. Ako in the past 12 months will receive 50 percent off a new patient exam.

Request a copy of your records so we can know your pet’s medical history and needs. Lānaʻi Veterinary Care partners with online pharmacy Vetsource for pet medications on an ongoing basis and not only when the veterinarians are on island.

Aloha for Animals

We are ready to serve as your partner, committed to delivering the very best veterinary services to Lānaʻi’s animals. We take a holistic approach to happy and healthy pets and strive to best understand each individual animal and their ohana. Healthy food, an active lifestyle and high quality care go hand in paw to ensure a great life. Your furry family members get top-notch, expert care that’s compassionate and caring.