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About Us

About Us

Helping Pets Live Their Best Lives

Alii Animal Hospital and Resort in Honolulu was founded by Dr. Joanna Cook and Matt Malta on the value of imi ola, which means “to seek life’s highest form.” This vision translates to providing unparalleled veterinary care to dogs and cats of Honolulu, helping them to live their best lives.

Alii Animal’s highly trained, compassionate veterinarians and staff extend the love and care you provide to your pet with a superior veterinary experience rooted in a whole health approach. Our leaders are not only trained with the highest level of veterinary and administrative knowledge but are deeply caring and compassionate. Meet our leadership team.

Alii Unleashed is our newest daycare for dogs! It’s time to unleash the fun with Hawaii’s largest indoor playground for dogs located near Ala Moana. At our safe, climate-controlled facility, your pet can live its best life under the supervision of our skilled staff and veterinarians.

Kakaako Hospital

Kahala Clinic

Kailua Clinic

Kaneohe Clinic

Unleashed Resort

Our Referral Specialists

Alii Animal's Referral Specialist
Dr. Courtney Watkins,
DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS (Surgery)

Veterinary Surgery of Hawaii, LLC

Alii Animal's Referral Specialist
Dr. Sakoto Nishimura,
DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology)

Hawaii Veterinary Cardiac Care

Hospital

Alii Animal Veterinarian and Owner Joanna Cook
DR. JOANNA COOK

Veterinarian

Alii Animal's Staff
DR. WHITNEY PRESSLER

Medical Director

Alii Animal's Staff
DR. MAUREEN RANKIN

Veterinarian

Alii Animal's Staff
DR. JUDY YASUNAGA

Veterinarian

Alii Animal Veterinarian Dr. Sumeet Gupta
Dr. Sumeet Gupta

Veterinarian

Alii Animal Veterinarian Dr. Amy Lin
Dr. Amy Lin

Veterinarian

Alii Animal Veterinarian Dr. Sarah Pratt
Dr. Sarah Pratt

Veterinarian

Alii Animal Veterinarian Katie Hancock
DR. KATIE HANCOCK

Veterinarian

Alii Animal Veterinarian Nina Enos
DR. NINA ENOS

Veterinarian

Alii Animal Patient Services Manager Shawna Lee
SHAWNA LEE

Patient services, Manager & Certified Veterinary Technician

Alii Animal's Veterinary Assistant
KOLLIN JOHNSON

Veterinary Assistant

Alii Animal's Veterinary Assistant
JOE-LYNN OSHIRO

Veterinary Assistant

Alii Animal's Veterinary Assistant
MIA CORDES

Veterinary Assistant

Alii Animal's Veterinary Assistant
Christine Ly

Veterinary Assistant

Alii Animal's Veterinary Assistant
TAZ AHLO

Veterinary Assistant

Alii Animal Veterinary Assistant Britny Newstrom
BRITNY NEWSTROM

Veterinary Assistant

Loa Manumaleina

Veterinary Assistant

Resort

Alii Animal Unleashed Resort Manager Kris Siuta
Kris Siuta

Resort Manager

Alii Animal Unleashed Resort Manager Kea Fukushima
Kea Fukushima

Resort Manager

Alii Animal Unleashed Stylist and Groomer Manny Gomez
Manny Gomez

Stylist

Alii Animal Unleashed Stylist and Groomer Hae Yun
Hae Yun

Stylist

Alii Animal Unleashed Certified Dog Trainer Julie Ho
Julie Ho

Certified Dog Trainer

Operations

Alii Animal Veterinarian and Owner Joanna Cook
DR. JOANNA COOK

Owner, Veterinarian

Alii Animal's Resort Director & Owner Matt Malta
Matt Malta
Owner, Executive Hospital & Resort Director
Alii Animal's Staff
Bonnie Allen

ACCOUNTING

Alii Animal Operations Celeste Yamanaka
Celeste Yamanaka

Operations

Alii Animal HR Sandra Johnson
Sandra Johnson

Human Resources

Alii Animal's Staff
Autumn Loebl

Concierge Services Manager

Alii Animal's Staff
Dera Mckenna

Concierge Services Manager

Team Highlight

vet tech holding two cute golden doodles
JOE-LYNN OSHIRO

What do you love about Alii Animal?

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Kakaako Hospital

Hours & Location

Kailua Clinic

Hours & Location

Alii Unleashed Resort

Hours & Location

(808) 888-4045
Every day: 6:30 am – 6:30 pm
Entrance & Bark N’ Park:
1246 Hopaka Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
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