Helping Pets Live Their Best Lives

Alii Animal Hospital & 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 Hospital & Resort’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.

Kakaako Hours & Location

(808) 234-3441

Monday – Saturday: 6:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 6:00 am – 4:00 pm

942 Kawaiahao Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814 
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Kailua Hours & Location

(808) 840-0505

Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

201 Hamakua Drive #104, Kailua, Hawaii 96734
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Our Team

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Dr. Whitney Pressler

Medical Director

Dr. Judy Yasunaga, Veterinarian. Smiling at camera.
Dr. Judy Yasunaga


Alii Animal Veterinarian Dr. Dinstell Smiling
Dr. Jenna Dinstell


Alii Animal's Dr. Maureen Rankin smiling and holding her small white dog
Dr. Maureen Rankin


Alii Animal Dr. Joanna Cook, Veterinarian & Owner
Dr. Joanna Cook


Alii Animal Matt Malta, Resort Director & Owner
Matt Malta

Resort Director

Patient services manager shawna lee smiling
Shawna Lee

Patient Services Manager

Veterinarian technician Joe-Lynn smiling.
Joe-Lynn Carter

Veterinarian Assistant

Veterinarian technician Kollin smiling.
Kollin Johnson

Veterinary Assistant

Veterinarian technician Christine smiling.
Christine Ly

Veterinary Assistant

Our Referral Specialist

Alii Animal, Dr. Courtney Watkins, Board Certified Surgeon
Dr. Courtney Watkins, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS (Surgery)

Veterinary Surgery of Hawaii, LLC

Alii Animal, Dr. Satoko Nishumura, Cardiologist
Dr. Satoko Nishimura, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology)

Hawaii Veterinary Cardiac Care