Our Doctors & Staff
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.
Dr. Trevor L. Rodrigues
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. Lei Imaino-Hata
Dr. Lei Imaino-Hata was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii and graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa on the Dean's List. She spent her summers working in the UH Manoa's Beaumont Research Center and the Animal Science and Entomology Departments. With an undergraduate degree in Animal Science, Dr. Lei pursued her veterinary career at Washington State University where she graduated Cum Laude with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Before returning home to Hawaii she interned at a animal emergency clinic and at a private practice in Spokane, Washington. As a dedicated veterinarian, Dr.Lei's special interests include internal medicine, dermatology, and oncology. With her loving personality, Dr.Lei goes above and beyond with each patient to treat them with the upmost compassionate care. Her love for animals truly shows in her work and is seen through the eyes of our clients.
Dr. Alana Kapust
Dr. Kapust was born and raised outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She fell in love with animals at age two by nurturing her pet gerbil "Doodles" and instantly knew she wanted to be a veterinarian . Dr. Kapust earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Pennsylvania, spending many summers as a tech at the Angell Memorial Animal Center in Boston, MA. She then studied veterinary medicine at Tufts University in Massachusetts. After working for three years in Cambridge, MA as lead veterinarian at a local clinic, Dr. Kapust moved to Hilo when her husband began a new job at the University of Hawaii. She is excited to join the Aloha Veterinary Center Staff and has a desire to treat all pets as though they are her own. By helping to educate families about pet health and the benefits of preventative medicine, Dr. Kapust hopes to keep pets healthy and happy as long as possible.
202 Holomua St. Hilo, HI 96720
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