If I could give 10 stars I would- Have been using Kahala Pet Hospital for 9 years-
And have found Dr. Leadbeater to be the most kind and gentle Veterinarian on the Island that I have used. He is very intuned with my dogs health and always is able to catch any illness at its onset- He is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of Veterinary Medicine-My dog is under special care due to a heart condition and I feel that Dr. Leadbeater has added years to his life with his care. In addition, his staff always goes the extra mile to make sure our pet is cared for-Would never use anyone else- I highly recommed Kahala Pet Hospital .
– LInda K., Honolulu
We thought you might enjoy seeing Frisbie on his “Ninole Zipline”! This is a rig we assembled after his surgery so that he could still sleep with us, but would not be able to jump off the rather high bed. It works great and he is a happy camper.
Frisbie’s recovery has been excellent. We try to keep his gymnastics to a minimum, but his enthusiasm to “run amok” around the house is an encouraging sign of both his physical and psychological recovery. His hind leg muscles, so atrophied post-surgery, are recovering nicely with the guidance from the physical therapy booklet you gave us.
We would like to thank you and your wonderful staff for the abundant skills and warm, friendly attitudes that made Frisbie’s successful surgery and recovery possible. His torn ligaments were a trauma for him and for us, and we very much appreciate your superb surgical skills, as well as the professional and friendly help we received at The Kahala Pet Hospital. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
Frisbie says: “Four paws up for Dr. Leadbeater!”
– Skip & Ilze, Ninole HI
I chose KPH based on good reviews and was not disappointed. We are new to Oahu and have a dog who was acting strangely. I took her in and was wondering if I was just imagining things. Not only did they guess the diagnosis just from my description, but the confirmed it quickly with appropriate tests. They were great with my dog who is not especially fond of vets and she didn’t even have to be muzzled. They sat on the floor at her level and talked directly to her until she was calm.
They did a great job of cleaning out her infected ears and explaining the course of treatment. When they didn’t have the earwash I needed in stock, they promised to call when it arrived the next day and followed through. And because I am a home educator who is teaching biology this year, they even let me show slides of the bacteria and yeast to my daughter!
I am happy to have found a great vet who is so close and so caring. I also saw the staff’s compassion for grieving pet owners. While I was there, a young man came out of a room where his pet had just been put to sleep. He was obviously trying hard to hold it together and the receptionist left her desk and walked out to him and hugged him. By the time he left, we were all crying. But it’s little things like that that show the heart behind the business.
– Deborah S.
We brought our dog Koa here in 2010 for TPLO surgery. Dr. Leadbeater took the time to explain the procedure to us and answer all of our questions. He’s very personable and takes the time to put you at ease. We had to bring Koa back for her other leg and they gave us the same great service. The staff shows a lot of care for your loved one and they are all very knowledgeable. I highly recommend using him and Kahala Pet Hospital if you need TPLO for your dog.
– Ann L.
Dr. Leadbeater and his team are the BEST I’ve ever seen. We brought our critically ill dog here and the team at Kahala Pet Hospital took extremely good care of her. They had medical staff with her at her side the entire time she was there, monitoring all of her vital signs and taking notes as to any irregularities or symptoms that needed to noted.
The doctor took my call during an evening (we had never met before) when he had already left his office. His receptionist called him at home and relayed my urgent message. He immediately called me back and started taking steps to get us the proper treatment and medications we needed. He even went so far as to get additional staff to work the evening shift so our dog would have enough care for her urgent medical needs. I have never seen any other facility go as far as what Dr. Leadbeater and his staff did for us – and we weren’t even regular patients.
I would STRONGLY suggest anyone that cares for their pet as much as we do, to visit Dr. Leadbeater. You will be in capable hands, and he and his staff truly care for their pet patients and their families. They went and picked up special medications from Queen’s hospital for us so that our pet could have what she needed for her condition. TRULY REMARKABLE. You will not find another facility on the island with this level of expertise, commitment and dedication to the well being of your pet.
– Joy B.
The care and concern here is unbelievable – I have never experienced such good care for my pets before. Everyone here is genuinely concerned and wants to give you the best care you can get. Dr. Leadbeater’s knowledge about many different conditions is really impressive, and he talks to you about all of your concerns and questions until you feel at ease. He doesn’t rush you into anything and has the pet’s best interests at heart.
– Carol Y.
We cannot thank Dr. Leadbeater and the entire staff at the kahala pet hospital enough for saving and taking the best care of our puppy Benny. Patient, kind and attentive are just some of the words that describe the Doc and the entire staff.
We highly recommend the Kahala Pet Hospital as the place for your pet.
– Michael M.
Dr. Leadbeater and staff are just wonderful and caring, you will not find a better facility for your beloved pets. We were amazed and the difference between Kahala Pet Hospital and another “emergency” type facility which is brand new and high tech. There is no compassion. The “high tech” place was beautiful but the care and knowledge and compassion found there was quite disappointing.
We cannot say enough about Kahala Pet Hospital – they have demonstrated a true dedication to providing outstanding care for your pet. We had never met Dr. Leadbeater before our emergency situation, and he immediately made me feel confident in his abilities and he was caring and kind, his staff took excellent care of our dog throughout her stay. Dr. Leadbeater truly cares about his pet patients, and will do whatever it takes to make them well again. The team is committed, truly, to taking the best care of their pet patients (and pet parents too).
– Gayle T.
The quality of service is superb. The staff was very friendly and Bobby (my lovable Schnauzer) was in and out very quickly!
– Becky I.
I love Kahala Animal Hospital. I’ve tried several different vets, and without a doubt, love them the most. II have been using them for a few years, and they are always caring and polite. They definitely car about animals. WHen a customer of theirs passed, they took in her 2 old dogs and let them live with them at the vet’s office, right behind the desk where they were loved and treated well.
Recently, my 13 year old lab needed cancer surgery this year. Since my dogs are my children and mean more than anything to me, choosing a vet for the surgery was one of the most difficult things, as I would only blame myself if I lost one of my babies due to my decision making. Since I had already been using Kahala Animal Hospital, I chose Dr. Leadbeater. He was amazing and patient, helped me feel comfortable and safe.They had a nurse with her 24/7 and let me come visit my baby 7 days a week, which I did. At 13 years old, that’s a big surgery (they removed 20% of her lungs) for a lab, but now she is doing great.
If you want someone who cares about your animals, and will go the extra efforts to help them be safe, choose these guys. I know I sound like a commercial, but content writing is part of my job, so it’s kind of a habit. This is a real review, and my real experience with them. My dogs are my life, and I trust Kahala with them.
– Paul C.
We have come to KPH 3-4x in the last few months. Luckily nothing is wrong with our kitty’s, just a check up and vaccinations. Every time I met Dr Leadbeater he has been kind, patient and thorough in his examinations diagnosis and explanations.
To my cats, he is always gentle and playful and they never feel uncomfortable. I hope my young cats wont have to see Dr. very much, but if they do, I would wholeheartedly trust him. I very much recommend him and all their chill staff.
I was once in there watching this family bring in a dog that was in really bad shape. It seemed as if he would not make it. The receptionist at the desk just broke down and cried. Even tho she didn’t know the dog, she felt his and the families pain. Thats caring!
– Mike O.
Great vets, great care.
I’m not crazy about most vets here in Honolulu, to be honest. For animal people, I’d expect a little more warm loving fuzziness, y’know? Well, I do want good animal care, but without charging enough to adopt a foreign baby.
These guys are solid, available, reputable, and definitively animal lovers. Behind the desk are an assortment of a couple dogs and several cats, that were all rescued from some trauma. Over the last couple years I’ve watched the one pup who was hit by a car & lost one leg grow up to be an adorable awesome friendly little guy.
Anyway, Dr. Leadbeater is one of the best vet surgeon’s on the island. Our dog had a TPLO (tibial plateau leveling osteotomy) surgery on her back knee a year and a half ago. She is now fully recovered, & has gained complete use of her leg again, hiking and everything.
They were amazing, and we are extremely grateful.
– Shan B.
My dog sustained a crippling knee injury and our regular vet referred us to Dr. Leadbeater who has a solid reputation for being the best orthopedic vet on the island. I must admit that at first I was weary as I had never had the need to take any of my dogs to a specialist. When I got to the office, I was impressed by how friendly and helpful the Dr.’s and staff were. You can tell that they are true animal lovers. Everyone was caring and treated my dog like a baby (which he just LOVED).
Dr. Leadbeater immediately assessed the situation and explained to me my treatment options. I really loved how he interacted with my dog during the exam. Always speaking in a soft, soothing voice and keeping him calm. We decided to go ahead with the TPLO surgery and he really took the time to explain the procedure, how much it might cost, as well as what would happen during the recovery period.
It is now almost 3 months after the surgery and my dog has had a wonderful recovery. Dr.. Leadbeater has given him a clean bill of health and I’m very happy with the results.
– Dondra O.
I took my dog to Kahala Pet Hospital to have her spayed and the entire process was amazing. My dog is a member of the family and we had never spent a night away from her. From our first appointment Dr. Leadbeater was kind and patient. My dog is border collie, I was concerned about hip displasia and some other health issues, Dr. L made sure to do a complete blood work-up, x-rays and he called right after the surgery to let me know how everything went.
Our beautiful girl came out happy and healthy. In fact you cant even see a scar from the surgery. But the most telling part is that she loves going to the vet, which tells me she was treated with loving kindness.
Dr. L and his team are amazing!
– Jacqueline S.
We’ve been on island for almost 3 years. For routine matters we took our fur-kids to the military vet. Our military vet referred us to our civilian vet who referred us here. We’ve had dozens of vets throughout the year and many seem to hate animals. Everyone here is knowledgeable and compassionate. They keep the lines of communication open and follow up promptly. If they don’t know the answer to a question they tell you and then find the answer. Most of all, they have been extremely patient and caring towards me. I’ll never forget how the first several minutes of Dr. Leadbeater’s initial interaction with our dog was spent talking softly to her, petting her, and nuzzling her. From the first visit I never felt like just another case. They may be an hour drive from our house, but they are well worth the trip.
As with any veterinarian who offers advanced and specialized services (in addition to routine ones) you’re going to pay for what you get. They work with you and offer payment plan options and interest-free financing. Bottom line: this is our vet for as long as we’re on island.
– Jessica S.
I have lived on island for 4 years and a few years back was my first encounter with Dr. Leadbeater . I have to say he is a WONDERFUL VET!!! My dog blew blew both of his knees while we have been here. My first visit was in May of 2010, my regular vet told us to go tho there clinic that Dr. Leadbeater was the best on island, and she was very correct. Dr. Leadbeater was so kind and patient, explaining in detail what exactly was wrong with my dogs knee and the procedure to fix it. He went over the estimate in detail the surgery process as well as my commitment long term that i would need to make for my pet.
I will admit my dogs are my kids and i worry about them as much as i do my own child and he and his staff put me at ease. My dog had the surgery and did wonderful!!! At the beginning of 2011 my dog messed up his other knee which Dr. Leadbeater warned me about, I called and his staff got me in asap and what i loved is that they ALL remembered me and my dog, that is important to me that im just not a dollar amount i was a person and they truly loved my pet as if it was there own!!!
Again Dr. Leadbeater took time to see us and again went over the procedure in detail again reassuring me that my dog would be just fine. My pet had the second surgery and did well again!! After his surgery Dr. called me and gave me an update on my pet and even invited me down to check on which i did. Even though I lived on the other side of the island my dogs are my children so i wanted to make sure he was ok. When i arrived all the staff greeted me and were so nice they also reassured me that my dog was ok and doing wonderful.
Dr. Leadbeater also stayed that night till i arrived to further talk to me. It is now 6 months since his last surgery and my dog is doing wonderful!!! Dr. Leadbeater has given him the opportunity to be a dog that can run and play pain free. Unfortunately my family and I are leaving the island and the wonderful care of the Kahala pet hospital. I wish i could pack them and take them with me!!!! Dr, Leadbeater and staff my family thanks you from the bottom of our hearts you are truly a WONDERFUL vet. we will miss you so much!!!! Continue your great work and again thank you so much!!!! TAKE YOUR PETS HERE HE IS THE BEST THERE IS!!!!
– Sheena E.
My Italian Greyhound broke her leg in June of 2009 and other vets wouldn’t even touch it. The owner of Kahala Pet hospital is the best orthopedic surgeon on the island. He is not only a great vet, but also a great person. He took his time and answered all my questions. He was very understanding. I have a great respect for him and his staff. I won’t go back to my old vet again. This is my vet for life.
Kahala Pet Hospital is the best on the Island ! Dr. Leadbeater is by far the best veterinarian I have ever been to w/my dog- We’ve taken him there 6 years now since he was a puppy. Very thorough, caring and excellent staff. Highly Recommend you take your pet here…
– Linda K.
Wouldn’t take our dog to another pet hospital. Starting with the staff, they are all so caring and professional. All of the Doctors are wonderful. We’ve taken our dog there since we got him over 3 years ago…Would highly recommend everyone to use this pet hospital. They are ” THE BEST”
They were so informative, and thoroughly answered every single question I had regarding pet care. I left feeling like I really learned a lot. It was unbelievable how gentle this vet was with my pet and it really helped my pet feel at ease. It’s very apparent that they truly care about us and our pets and that this is not a job for them, but their passion and purpose. The examining rooms at Kahala Pet Hospital The Veterinary Center Of The Pacific’s office were very clean and there were no bad smells.. They made sure that their qualifications were obvious. I was confident that I was under the care of a professional.