AVC has three dedicated veterinarians and more than 20 support staff consisting of credentialed veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants, kennel assistants, receptionists and administrative staff. With this highly skilled and caring staff we can care for all of your pet's needs from laboratory to surgery as well as radiology and grooming. In addition to our own “in house” doctors, our veterinarians also have available to them an internet based network of other practicing veterinarians across the country.
Trevor Rodrigues, or Dr. R as he's called, was born in Africa and lived in India before moving to Hawaii. He attended Kailua High School on O'ahu and went on to the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. Dr. R did his graduate work both at UH Manoa and Washington State University. While at WSU, he was privileged to work with Dr. Richard Ott, an outstanding scientist in the field of feline medicine. Trevor received the feline practitioner's student award and graduated Cum Laude. He subsequently worked in Los Angeles for the president of the AVMA, Richard Fink, at a 7-man practice. To be closer to his family, Dr.R eventually moved back to Hawaii, the Big Island specifically. Here, he realized the need for a progressive, local veterinary hospital and established Aloha Veterinary Center in 1993. Through out his 24yrs of Veterinary experience Dr. Rodrigues has worked successfully with various bones surgeries.
Dr. Malia Lyons was born on Oahu and raised on the Big Island. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Hawai'i at Hilo and went on to graduate from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 2011. Prior to working at Aloha Veterinary Center, Dr. Lyons practiced at Maika'i Veterinary Clinic for 11 years. She enjoys working with cats, dogs, exotic animals as well as some livestock pets.
When the late Dr. Trevor Rodrigues was building the new clinic it was his dream to add Rehabilitation to the growing services offered at Aloha Veterinary Center. He built a space in the new clinic just for this purpose and hoped his son would be able to join the team someday.
Dr. Shea Rodrigues was raised in Aloha Vet since its inception. Although he didn't become a veterinarian, he always knew he wanted to help members in his community and to give back. He attended Kamehameha Schools Hawai'i Campus where graduated 2006 as a part of their first graduating class. In 2011, Dr. Shea graduated from the University of Hawaii at Hilo with a Bachelor's of Arts in Kinesiology and Exercise Sciences. He went on to receive his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of New England in Portland, Maine in 2016. Since then, he's been employed at Lifecare Center of Hilo where he has been treating patients from the ages of 4 months to 110 years old with a variety of health conditions. Now Dr. Shea is continuing his late father's legacy and further serving his community by offering Canine Rehabilitation Therapy.