Dr. Meghan Barrett is an Oahu native and ‘Iolani School alumni. She earned her BS and DVM degrees at the University of Hawaii Manoa and Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Her professional interests include pain management and physical rehabilitation, and she is a certified veterinary acupuncturist for small and large animals. Dr. Barrett has a passion for ocean conservation and marine animal health and had the privilege of working with the veterinary staff at Sea Life Park Hawaii as an intern. She is also an accomplished musician and her parents both enjoyed lifelong careers with the Hawaii Symphony. When she isn't working she enjoys spending time with her horse and Siberian husky, practicing yoga and being in nature.
Jessica was born and raised on Oahu. A fluent Tagalog speaker, she grew up in a bilingual Tagalog/English household. Jessica has lived most of her life on the west side in the city of Waipahu. She grew up with dogs and currently has two dwarf bunnies named Rvca and Roxy. (Rvca is in the photo below but Roxy is camera-shy.) Before joining The Honolulu Pet Clinic, Jessica spent almost 6 years in the airline industry and worked as a Certified Nurse Assistant before that. In her free time, she loves being with family, fishing, going to the beach, shopping, cooking and eating!
Lailani was born and raised in Virginia before moving to Pennsylvania and then Arizona for college. While in Arizona, Lailani rescued her fur babies, Jolteon in 2016 and Odin in 2018. After graduating from Arizona State University with a degree in Nonprofit Leadership and Management, Lailani moved to O’ahu to be closer to her grandma and experience the Hawaiian life she always heard about from her mom while growing up. Lailani has always had a passion for animals that has guided her varied experience working with animals through nonprofit management, pet grooming, and veterinary clinic support. In her free time, Lailani likes to read, hike, and spend time with her pets.
Born and raised in Japan, Ayaka is fluent in both Japanese and English. She moved to Oahu in 2016 for college to pursue her dream of helping animals. Ayaka is studying to become a registered Veterinary Technician. Her passion for helping animals began when as a child, she rescued her dog Nano from his life as a stray. Ayaka's main goal l is to learn as much as she can so that she can help as many animals as possible. Outside of work and school her other hobbies include martial arts, traveling the world, and swimming at the beach.
Angela is from Mililani. She is currently pursuing a bachelors of sciences in Animal Science at UH Manoa. She began working in veterinary clinics in 2017 and is also involved in Veterinary Extension on campus. In the summer of 2018, she took a veterinary medical mission trip to Guatemala to help the communities with preventative care and spay/neuter clinics. This was a wonderful experience for her; Angela's interest in diverse veterinary fields grew. She wants to work with small and large animals as a future veterinarian and would like to pursue conservational medicine at some point in her career. Angela has one dog and two cats. If she has free time, you can find her at the beach, trying a new hike, or hunting for the best eateries!
Kylee is from Northern California and a family of four beloved dogs. She moved to Oahu in 2016 to pursue a Bachelors of Science Degree in Marine Biology and graduated in May of 2019. Before transferring to UH, Kylee attended community college and played competitive volleyball. While in college, Kylee decided she wanted to become a veterinarian. She fell in love with marine mammal rehabilitation during her two years of volunteering at the Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program at NOAA. Besides working at NOAA, Kylee has been volunteering at other clinics, including the Hawaiian Humane Society and her family vet at home. Along with volunteering, she was a member of the Pre-Veterinary Club at UH and an active member of Phi Mu Fraternity. Kylee is gaining valuable clinical experience at The Honolulu Pet Clinic helping care for furry friends while she prepares to go to veterinary school in the near future.
Shaina was raised in Whidbey Island in Washington State and moved to Oahu in January of 2017. She has a cat named Lilo, who she found behind the chemistry hall at UH when she was just a wee kitten. She took her in and Lilo is now her foster failure and best buddy. Shaina brings 8 years of veterinary experience to The Honolulu Pet Clinic. In high school she attended veterinary technician school for 2 years and graduated with her certificate in veterinary assisting. She then worked for several years in emergency and critical care settings. Shaina is currently an undergraduate student at UH studying Animal Science and Communicology. When she graduates in fall of 2020 she plans to apply to veterinary school. Shaina's hobbies include riding horses, playing guitar, cooking/baking, watching Netflix, and going to the beach.
Lexi grew up in Southern California, with dogs, cats, horses, and reptiles. After high school, she became a hairstylist to express her creative side. It wasn’t long before Lexi realized that this wasn’t truly fulfilling and that she wanted to work with animals. She began working at a ranch with daycare and boarding for dogs. Because the dogs were able to socialize with each other, Lexi was able to learn a great deal about dog behavior. She grew to love animals even more and wanted to be a voice for them. She needed a change of scenery, but wanted to continue her education with animals. Lexi moved to O’ahu and started her journey with The Honolulu Pet Clinic. In her spare time, she loves to paint and enjoy the sunset.