Veterinary Emergency + Referral Center, part of the Ethos Veterinary Health family of hospitals, is an advanced veterinary diagnostic and treatment center, offering the most comprehensive and progressive patient care available in the state of Hawaii.

Our team of board-certified specialists and highly-trained emergency doctors see appointments by referral from your general veterinarian, and we are open and fully staffed for emergencies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Doctors and nurses are always on site to monitor patients, and your pets are never left alone.

Compassionate care and thorough, friendly client communication are the cornerstones of our practice. Our goal is to offer an exceptional level of patient care as well as exceptional client service. Please take some time to explore our site, meet our staff of specialists, highly-trained emergency clinicians, and our outstanding veterinary nursing staff. We are excited for you to experience our recently-expanded, state-of-the-art facility and learn about the services we can offer you and your pets.


We offer

24-Hour Emergency + Critical Care Services

  • trauma care
  • emergency surgery   
  • intensive care
  • post-operative care/monitoring   
  • blood and plasma transfusion  
  • in-house laboratory  
  • overnight care    
  • digital x-ray 
  • oxygen therapy
  • EKG

Specialty Care - Internal Medicine

  • consultation
  • comprehensive diagnostic evaluation
  • management of complex disease processes
  • hospitalization and intensive care
  • full-service endoscopy
  • laparoscopic liver biopsy
  • bone marrow, CSF and joint aspirates
  • biopsies
  • feeding tube placement

Specialty Care – Radiology

  • ultrasound
  • echocardiography
  • fluoroscopy
  • in-house CT scan
  • tracheal and urethral stenting

Specialty Care - Interventional Radiology

  • tracheal stenting
  • urethral stenting
  • ureteral stenting
  • fluoroscopy
  • vascular foreign body retrieval
  • pacemaker implantation

Specialty Care – Surgery

  • minimally invasive surgery including laparoscopy, thoracoscopy and arthroscopy
  • orthopedic surgery
  • thoracic surgery
  • abdominal surgery
  • neurologic surgery
  • oncologic surgery
  • skin and reconstructive surgery

Specialty Care - Oncology

  • advanced cancer diagnostics
  • diagnostic Imaging 
  • biopsies of masses, internal organs, or bone marrow
  • chemotherapy
  • surgical consultation
  • latest in cancer treatment options
  • melanoma vaccine
  • palliative treatment of cancer associated pain

Specialty Care - Cardiology

  • diagnosis and treatment of:
    -congenital and acquired heart disease
    -heart failure and pulmonary hypertension
    -systemic hypertension
  • minimally-invasive surgical treatment options
  • occlusion of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)
  • pacemaker implantation
  • balloon valvuloplasty

Tour Our Facility

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Contact Us

As Honolulu’s first 24-hour veterinary emergency+ specialty hospital, we’re here help you, your animals, and your family. Bookmark this site and contact us in case of an emergency.

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1347 Kapiolani Blvd.
Suite 103
Honolulu, HI 96814

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