A Partnership With PetSmart
We are conveniently located inside the PetSmart at the Town Center of Mililani. You will enjoy be able to walk around the pet store and pick up supplies while you wait for us to take care of your furry friend. PetSmart is a wonderful partner and shares our commitment to providing the best of care to our best friends. PetSmart helps us bring affordable vet care to our community.
A Collaboration With Poi Dogs & Popoki (PDP)
HI Pets is proud to work with PDP, their board, and an army of dedicated volunteers. For 7 years, the animal welfare nonprofit has been operating The Big Fix, a mobile clinic providing affordable spay/neuter and wellness services to families in underserved and rural communities across the island of Oahu. Through this collaboration, HI Pets joins with PDP to service their network of rescue and adoptable ohana from Waianae to Waimanalo to Waialua.
PDP Cares Fund
We know how expensive veterinary care can be and we work hard to not only keep our fees affordable, but to provide pet owners with alternative solutions. So PDP has started the PDP Cares Fund to help pay for surgical costs for rescued animals as well as pets of qualified owners that cannot afford life saving treatment. Tax-deductible contributions can be made at the clinic or online by clicking the donation button on PDP’s homepage: www.poidogsandpopoki.org. Be sure to indicate that the donation is for the PDP Cares Fund.
Dr. Jessica Jang
Dr. Jang was born on the mainland but raised in Korea for most of her childhood. She received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University in 2012. After vet school, she went into practice in Michigan and Arizona before finally moving to Hawaii. Her talents lie in performing advanced soft tissue surgeries and dentistry. Dr. Jang finds a sense of purpose in life by helping pets and their family members! When not working, she enjoys finding a new local restaurant to try with her husband. She has four beloved 4-legged children — two with her now, and two on the other side of the rainbow bridge. They all inspire Dr. Jang to continue to show her love and passion for animals.
Dr. Mako Stephens
Mako is a companionate, client-oriented veterinarian and has worked in clinics with multiple veterinarians as well as in private clinics as a solo chief veterinarian. She has a strong background in soft tissue surgery, Internal/Emergency medicine, endoscopy, CO2 laser and a strong interest in exotics medicine. Mako believes that taking good care of clients and their pets is the most important job in veterinary medicine. She is very interested in volunteering with marine mammal rescue operated by NOAA and is bilingual in Japanese/English.
Director of Operations
Jolie Yoshino is the Director of Operations. She was born on Oahu and raised in Hawaii Kai. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, watching her nephews’ sports games, and coaching her Koko Head Rapids Soccer club team. Growing up, she’s always had a passion for animals which led her to be a Veterinary Technician for 3 years. Since then, she has gained a professional background in Human Resources and Accounting. She has enjoyed the past 10 years in Management but nothing compares to being able to apply that experience and share her passion for animals at HI Pets Vet Clinic!
Sharon is a veterinary assistant at HI Pets. She grew up in Mililani and is married with two grown children. She has always loved animals and currently has two dogs and four cats. She has spent many years rescuing and fostering animals and helping Poi Dogs & Popoki with Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) efforts across the island.
Maria has been working with Poi Dogs & Popoki for almost 1-1/2 years and she will be providing similar administrative support to the new clinic – HI Pets Vet. Her furbabies have always been a part of her families. She appreciates their companionship, antics and loyalty. She considers it a blessing to be able help owners and fosters keep their furbabies healthy. She will love yours like she loves her own.
Laura was born and raised in Honolulu. She’s known as the cat whisperer, with 12 years’ Veterinary Technician experience working exclusively with cats. She has 2 cats of her own, Caesar & Baby. On her free time she loves hiking, and riding on her boyfriends Harley!
From having dogs, cats, birds, fish , and even a turtle growing up, Leilani has always taken care of animals. She has been working as a veterinarian technician for over a year, and is currently studying to become a registered vet tech. She loves learning each patients personality and being able to help them get and stay healthy.
Mary-Elizabeth Natividad is originally from the West Side of Kauai but moved
to Oahu over 20 years ago and has resided in Maili since 2002. She loves to
spend her free time with her family, both 2 and 4 footed. She also loves to
go to the beach and watch the sunset.
Annie has worked as a veterinary technician for multiple non-profit organizations since 2002. She got her first job working with animals at The Kahului Animal Hospital at age 13. She has since worked at no-kill shelters on both the mainland and Oahu. Annie has been with Poi Dogs & Popoki since November 2019 and will continue her commitment to animals by working at HI Pets.