Welcome to Animal Clinic Of Honolulu
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Call us at (808) 734-0255

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If you live in Honolulu or the surrounding area and need trusted veterinarians to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Matt Leara & Dr Kristin Kunimoto are licensed HI veterinarians, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and well being are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Animal Clinic Of Honolulu is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Matt Leara & Dr Kristin Kunimoto both have years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Honolulu veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (808) 734-0255 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Honolulu veterinary office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Honolulu pet owners.

At Animal Clinic Of Honolulu, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

After hours referral: VERC on Kapioloani 735-7735 or VCA Pearl City 484-9070

1048 Koko Head Ave.TNAME} Leara & Dr Kristin Kunimoto
Honolulu Veterinarian | Animal Clinic Of Honolulu | (808) 734-0255

Honolulu, HI 96816


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Meet Our Veterinarians

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  • Matt Leara, DVM .
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Matt Leara was raised in a small town outside St. Louis, Missouri.  He graduated veterinary school from the University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine.  He immediately moved to Denver, Colorado and worked at a large, 10 doctor small animal practice for the next 6 years.

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  • Kristin Kunimoto, DVM .
    Veterinarian

    Kristin grew up in Honolulu and always knew she wanted to become a veterinarian. She worked kennel shifts in high school which solidified her goals to be an animal advocate and enrich the human-animal bond. Kristin attended a liberal arts college knowing she would be practicing medicine later in life.

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  • Karen Park, DVM .
    Veterinarian

    Karen was born and raised on Oahu.  She always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian even as a kid, when she would jump the neighbor's fence just to peel ticks off the dogs.  She graduated from Punahou and received her Bachelor's degree in Animal Science at UC Davis.

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Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Not only they're very professional, clean, and organized, they treat your pets like they're theirs. The love Dr. Kunimoto gives to Pua is even funny. I've never seen a veterinarian doctor "talking" to my dog like that 😁"
    Marcus M.
  • "I'm always talking with Ashley & Amelia at the front desk. Dr. Leara is our Vet... such a great team! Love feeling like family as they know me by name as soon as I walk in. Guess that's what happens with 4 pets! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟"
    Daniele L.
  • "I decided to take our puppy here after frantically calling for advise and Amelia was so patient and helpful, the nurses and Doctors are also very patient after my boyfriend and I asked some pretty outrageous first puppy owner questions...thanks!"
    Jacqui M.

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Office Hours

For after hours emergency care: VERC 735-7735

Honolulu Office

Monday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed