Veterinary Services We Provide

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We allow ample time to discuss your concerns with our doctors and to provide your pet with a comprehensive exam. We provide expert medical care, should your pet become ill or injured. We offer a full range of excellent animal care with specialized diagnostic and life-saving skills. We also provide consultations with board certified specialists.

Routine wellness care from early development and onward including but not limited to:

Vaccination & Immunization

Wellness Care and Immunization

Simply put, vaccinations are given to protect your pet against disease. During vaccination, a modified bacteria, parasite or virus is administered to your pet by injection or intra-nasally. The vaccination triggers an immune response within your pet’s body to protect against a specific disease.

Dental Care and Dentistry

Routine cleaning and/or extractions under anesthesia (mostly).

Regular dental cleanings are important in maintaining not only your pet’s teeth but his or her overall health as well. Our Midmark dental unit includes an ultrasonic scaler, polisher, and drill. Scaling your pet’s teeth allows plaque buildup to be removed both above and below the gum line. Polishing is important as it creates a smooth tooth surface that is more resistant to future plaque buildup.

Veterinary Acupuncture & Laser Therapy

Holistic medicine including acupuncture and dietary management

Acupuncture therapy has been practiced for many thousands of years in Asia, and is still an important technique used to enhance healing of the body. It works by balancing and moving energy within the living body through a system of channels and acupuncture or energy points located at specific areas. Needles, electricity, lasers, and injections of vitamins are used to stimulate these acupuncture points.

Our holistic approach views the body as a whole. Our goal is to stimulate the body's own natural healing abilities to restore health and balance.

Surgery and Anesthesia

Complicated soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries

At Surf Paws we know that having a pet undergo a surgical procedure can be overwhelming. That is why we offer patient tailored anesthesia, pre-anesthetic blood screenings, coagulation profiles, and post operative pain management. Our clinic offers a wide variety of soft tissue surgeries from spaying and neutering to exploratory abdominal surgeries. Orthopedic procedures are referred to veterinary specialist on the island.

Blood Work and Disease Screening

Base line blood work and disease screening

Our in-house laboratory equipment allows our veterinarians to learn information regarding your pet’s health quickly for a timely diagnosis. Diseases of the kidneys, liver, pancreas, as well as anemias, platelet counts and more can all be tested for and monitored right in our clinic. Further in-house testing includes heartworm disease, Giardia, Lyme, Ehrlichia, Parvovirus, Fecal parasite exams, Feline leukemia and FIV. Commercial veterinary laboratories are utilized for specialized diagnostics such as histopathology and consultations.

After-Hours Emergency (limited)

After hours is available to established clients only.

The number can be found on the bottom of your invoice. In an emergency situation, if we do not respond immediately please go to your nearest emergency clinic.

Stem Cell Therapy

Surf Paws began offering the in-clinic procedure in June of 2012. Since inception we have performed over 55 cases.

Stem cells are powerful healing cells in your body that can become other types of cells. There are many adult stem cells in fat tissue, however they are asleep. The procedure we use for stem cell therapy allows us to isolate stem cells from an animal’s own fat tissue, wake them up, and reinject them directly into damaged areas. For example, in the case of arthritis, stem cells become new cartilage cells, thus reducing pain and increasing mobility.

Complicated soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries

Base line orthopedic x-rays predisposed hip dysplasia

Our clinic offers a wide variety of surgeries. Orthopedic procedures are referred to veterinary specialist on the island.

Skin Disorder

Dermatology concerns and allergy problems

Skin allergies and itching are the second most common reason owners bring their dogs to veterinarians. It’s the 7th most common complaint from cat clients. And if you consider that ear infections and hotspots are often due to underlying allergies, allergic problems are the number one reason dog’s come to visit SPAH.

Health Examination and Certification

We can provided medical health certificates for your traveling needs.

Our staff is experienced and trained to work with you on your travel requirements, vaccination and certification.

Heartworm, Flea and Tick

Medications used to prevent heartworm infections are called preventives.

Preventives kill the heartworm larvae before they have a chance to grow and mature into adult heartworms. A number of heartworm preventives are available to pet owners today. Some heartworm preventives contain additional ingredients that will control other parasites, such as roundworms or hookworms. A monthly preventive should be given to all pets. Remember that mosquitoes can get indoors, so even though your pet may not go outside, he is still susceptible.

Digital Radiology and Ultrasound

Digital XRAY and Ultrasound

Surf Paws uses state-of-the-art digital X-ray technology when diagnosing your pet. Digital X-rays are the new standard of care for top veterinary practices. Digital images are captured within seconds and are stored in each patient’s computerized medical record.

The hospital is also equipped with ultrasound capabilities for non-invasive screening. Ultrasound is a painless and non-invasive imaging technique used to look at your pet’s internal organs. We can also use ultrasound to guide biopsy sampling, stem cell injection and catheter placement.

Veterinary Services Photo Gallery

The following items are photos and videos of our veterinary services at Surf Paws Animal Hospital in Hawaii Kai.