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!
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.
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.
Having moved here in December 2018 from chilly New England, Kristal is excited to finally be living on the warm and sunny island of Oahu. She fell in love with working with animals as a kennel assistant back in 2017 and gradually trained her way up to veterinary technician. Although she already graduated from Syracuse University with a BFA in Acting, Kristal plans on going back to school for animal medicine with the goal of becoming a veterinarian. In her free time she enjoys going to the beach with her sister and nephew or spending a simple day relaxing at home. Because her apartment has a no pets policy she unfortunately doesn't have any pets at home. Kristal does however have two cats, Binx and River, who are with her family on the east coast. She is ecstatic to be working with such knowledgeable coworkers and friendly clients!
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.
Gerardo grew up in Honolulu. He is fluent in Tagalo, the Filipino dialect. Since earning his degree in Information Technology in 2014, Gerardo has been working in that field as well as being a part-time security offer. A long-time aquarium hobbiest, Gerard recently decided that working in front of a computer is not as fulfilling as working with animals. He came to The Honolulu Pet Clinic after meeting Dr. Hsu through the aquarium scene in Honolulu. Gerardo is much happier now that his attention is focused on the welfare of animals rather than on a computer screen. As a dad, he believes that raising a child around animals and marine life is very beneficial to them and that having pets comes with great responsibility. Therefore when Gerardo is not at The Honolulu Pet Clinic, you will find him and his family at the aquarium, the zoo or the beach.