Welcome to The Honolulu Pet Clinic
Your Veterinarian in Honolulu HI
Call us at (808) 593-9336
After Hours Pet Emergency?
Call us right away at (808) 988-2188!
The Honolulu Pet Clinic Welcomes You
Aloha and Happy New Year from Dr. Hsu!
I am so grateful that Dr. and Mrs. Kondo have entrusted their life’s work to me and am even more grateful for the incredibly warm welcome from you, our clients and your beloved pets. Under the Kondo’s leadership, The Honolulu Pet Clinic became one of only nine Oahu veterinary practices accredited by the prestigious American Animal Hospital Association.
My goal is to honor and maintain the Kondos’ tradition of excellence while incorporating more emergency medicine and critical care, which I practiced for 15 years in Los Angeles before coming to Oahu. There is a very detailed list at the end of this letter, but the short of it is that in the past year we have invested in so much new medical and diagnostic technology that we have substantially improved our ability to care for your pets. Thanks to new instruments, diagnostic lab systems, emergency medical equipment and anesthesia machines, we can diagnose and heal your pet more quickly, safely and effectively than ever.
Additional staff has been hired to operate this new technology and to deliver this improved service. They are all excited to get to know you. To see our new staff photos and bios online, please go to our website at www.honpet.com. On the homepage, select “About Us” and then “Meet Our Team”. As with any change, we have also unfortunately lost some of the people you may have considered part of your pet’s ohana. We are thrilled that Dr. Kondo, however, is still with us! After one month of retirement, he missed his patients too much. Now he works Tuesdays and Thursdays.
So yes, a lot of change is underway. We hope that you will be as excited and delighted as we are. Please always feel free to contact me or our hospital administrator, Ms. Trilby Sheeser (my significant other), if you have any questions or concerns, comments or suggestions.
We sincerely thank you for the honor of caring for your beloved pets.
Ed Hsu VMD
Now for that detailed list of changes:
AVAILABILTY and STAFFING: We are now open 8AM to 5PM seven days a week in order to provide more convenient as well as consistent and continuous care. There is now a night technician who provides care and monitoring for boarding and hospitalized patients from approximately 9PM to 1AM every night. That extra monitoring, walk or litter check in the middle of the night makes a difference vs. being left alone for up to 15 hours when the clinic is otherwise closed.
EMERGENCY MEDICINE/CRITICAL CARE: We now take emergency phone calls 24/7. (Call 808-988-2188, seven days per week for emergencies overnight, from 5pm until 8am.) The Honolulu Pet Clinic is proud to offer a state of the art Snyder ICU Oxygen unit capable of providing oxygen with environmental control for pets in need of oxygen support. Short of a ventilator, this is the best method of providing oxygen support available. This unit is ideal for treating pneumonia, heart failure, COPD, asthma, heat stroke or even just for help with post-op surgical recovery.
SERVICE/PATIENT CARE: While it may be a bit more contact then you are used to, we have instituted a process where we follow up with everyone within 24-48 hours of every office visit or procedure to make sure things are going well, that nothing was missed, no adverse reactions need to be addressed, and to take care of any new questions or concerns you might have. We will also be calling with all lab results, whether negative or positive, instead of only if there is a problem. This eliminates the risk of a test result being missed.
BOARDING: In order for your pets to have the least stressful, most comfortable and fun accommodations while they are under our care, we have made several changes. Air conditioning runs throughout the clinic and boarding areas 24/7. We added a night shift from 9pm to 1am so pets get a last walk, treat, litter check, etc. New dog runs are coming soon, but we have already upgraded our cat cages to beautiful new, modern cat condos. These condos provide more room, ledges for your cat to lie on and jump to and from, and separate areas for water, food and litter away from sleeping space. When space allows, we can even give your cat more than one cat condo for extra space to enjoy.
DIAGNOSTICS: Not only do we already have a complete state of the art IDEXX ProCyte and Catalyst analyzer capable of providing in-house CBC, chemistry, thyroid, fructosamine (diabetes monitoring) and cortisol (Cushing’s and Addison’s disease monitoring), we are the first clinic in Hawaii to have the IDEXX Sedivue urinalysis system. This means we don’t lose precious time or risk degrading a sample by sending urine samples to the mainland for results.
We also have the latest blood coagulation analyzer, the Insight Labs Veterinary Coagulation Analyzer. It is capable of checking coagulation times (PT/PTT) with just a drop of blood vs. the older models that required venipuncture and a larger volume of blood. This is important because, in the case of bleeding disorders, the less blood taken (without actual venipuncture), the safer it is for your pet.
With our own ultrasound machine, we never miss a cystocentesis, which is a way to collect a sterile urine sample by pulling urine directly from the bladder using a needle. This means more comfort for your pet since we don’t have to make repeated needle sticks searching in vain for the bladder.
With our ultrasound, we can also visualize obvious bladder masses, crystals or stones, quickly detect free abdominal or thoracic fluid, pericardial effusion, obstructions, etc. in house. Although we are not radiologists capable of performing full ultrasounds, it is very helpful to be able to produce an immediate result with our own basic ultrasonography rather than waiting up to several weeks to see the one radiologist on island. With time and practice, we hope to be able to offer more complete ultrasonography in the future.
DIAGNOSTICS/TECHNOLOGY FOR PROBLEMS OF THE NOSE AND EAR: We now have multiple Storz scopes with working channels small enough for cat and small dog nasal passages. This means we can visualize, biopsy and remove foreign bodies from the smallest of passages. We can also examine the deeper ear canal and more readily remove polyps, foreign objects or deeply packed waxy debris. Most importantly, we even have scopes tiny enough to visualize a kitten urethra in case of a life-threatening urinary obstruction. This happened to a sweet boy kitty named Carrot, who lives at our clinic. Carrot and his siblings Mac and Cheese are up for adoption. For photos, go to www.honpet.com and select “Adoptions!”.
LASER TECHNOLOGY: We now have the latest Companion K-laser available for surgery as well as palliative care after surgery. We are especially excited to use the laser to help pets in pain. It will also aid in the healing of soft tissue injuries and chronic arthritis.
SURGICAL: We have decreased the spay and neuter prices to make these procedures more affordable. The packages are all inclusive for your pet’s safety, which is our number one priority. All patients receive pre-anesthetic bloodwork, IV catheter and IV fluids during the procedure, intubation, dedicated anesthesia monitoring, pain medications and antibiotics as needed post op. Rechecks or revisions in case of complications (so long as proper after care is followed) are covered.
IMPROVED ANESTHESIA: We also have available a sevoflurane gas anesthetic machine with oxygen concentrator. While much more expensive than traditional isoflurane, it can provide for smoother induction and recovery from anesthesia. The oxygen concentrator ensures that, as long as there is electricity, we will never run out of anesthesia. Furthermore, for all surgical procedures we now have a dedicated technician to monitor anesthesia continuously. This means safer surgery for your pet since any problem can be detected immediately.
Our vet team is delighted to welcome you to the official website for The Honolulu Pet Clinic, your comprehensive animal care resource in Honolulu HI. We are committed to providing our patients with a lifetime of optimal health and wellness through our skilled, compassionate veterinary care services, equipment and techniques. For 30 years, our staff has been providing excellent care to the furry companions in Honolulu. We're confident that once you get to know us and experience our dedication to your pet's well-being, you'll rely on us as your trusted veterinary advisors for many years to come.
The Right Veterinarians for Your Furry Family Members
The Honolulu Pet Clinic was founded on veterinary excellence, a tradition we maintain to this day. Founding veterinarian Dr. Roger Kondo originally set the standard, devoting decades of skill and expertise to establishing our sterling reputation. This has helped us earn an AAHA Accreditation as well!
As of 2016, Dr. Ed Hsu assumed ownership of our clinic. Dr. Kondo, Dr. Hsu and Dr. Barrett continue to provide a mix of skill, experience, insight and compassion that our patients and their owners truly appreciate. Each veterinarian, and every member of our staff, has a genuine love for animals and a desire to help pets like yours experience their best health.
Comprehensive Vet Services for All Needs and Situations
A pet's life goes through many stages and challenges, from the vulnerability of those first few weeks of life to the different set of challenges faced during the senior years. Our animal care team responds to this wide range of needs with an equally wide range of services. We can offer:
- Preventative care - We provide preventative wellness services for puppies/kittens, adult animals and senior pets, from vaccinations and pest prevention to routine dental checkups and cleanings.
- In-house diagnostics and pharmacy - Our advanced in-house diagnostic techniques and technologies include digital X-rays, ultrasound, endoscopy and electrocardiography to provide fast, accurate insights into your pet's condition. We also maintain an in-house pharmacy for your pet's medication needs.
- Emergency care - Bring your veterinary emergency to us anytime during our normal office hours. You can reach us at (808) 988-2188 after 5:00pm for your emergency needs as well! We can treat lacerations, fractures, poisoning, digestive crises, bloats and foreign body ingestion, heat stroke and many other life-and-death scenarios.
- Surgery - Our surgical skills can resolve internal organ problems, treat cancer, extract a diseased tooth, ensure a healthy birth, sexually sterilize your pet and more.
- Support services - We offer services such as behavioral counseling and boarding to help support your pet's quality of life.
- At The Honolulu Pet Clinic, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.
Dr. Ed Hsu
Honolulu Veterinarian | The Honolulu Pet Clinic | (808) 593-9336
For Emergencies Call (808) 988-2188
1115 Young St
Honolulu, HI 96814