Best Care for Best Friends

We are a mobile, pop-up clinic with an expert veterinary team that comes to Lānaʻi City to help your pets live happy, healthy lives. We’ll add clinic days as soon as possible so that we can take appointments twice a month. Check back or sign up for e-news to get notifications by email. Appointments are available from 8 to 3 pm for appointments. 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. Nail trims are from 3pm-4pm, no appointment is necessary.

Dr. Aleisha Swartz

Dr. Aleisha leads Lānai Veterinary Care’s animal services. She joined the Lānai Cat Sanctuary ‘ohana in 2019 and has been a Hawaii veterinarian since 2011. After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Georgia, she got her start in private practice. Her passion for public service and greater good initiatives led to her work in shelter medicine, education, and improving access to care for rural communities across the nation from Alaska to Tennessee. She is a former president of the Hawaii Veterinary Medical Association, the state’s coalition of veterinarians. A resident of Oahu, she and her husband share their lives with two dogs, two cats, and five fish.

Dr. Claire Conrath

Dr. Claire Conrath

Dr. Claire devoted a decade in Illinois to high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter surgery, shelter medicine, private practice, and emergency medicine. In 2017, she moved to Hawaii to help animals in rescues and shelters. She also works as a military base veterinarian. In 2022, Dr. Conrath launched her own endeavor, Paws of the Pacific, to bring veterinary services statewide and to the Marshall Islands. She lives on O‘ahu with her two dogs, Pumba and Darla. She is a graduate with honors from the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine.

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 4 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-4pm. 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 on the first visit of each month. No appointment is necessary.

Due to the high volume of sick and injured pet appointments, we have placed the nail trim hour from 3pm-4pm on hiatus. Our priority is to make sure we have time to see sick pets. The good news is that there are 2 veterinary assistants that will be flying from Oahu to Lanai once a month beginning August 10, 2023. They will be offering nail trims, anal gland expressions, and ear cleaning at Dole Park. The service will be free, but donations will be accepted. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call or text Harleigh Kidd at 808-292-3206.

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. 

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.

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