Allen K. Takayama, D.V.M.

 

Dr. Allen has been in the veterinary practice for over 25 years. After graduating from Iolani School, Dr. Allen went on to the University of Hawaii at Manoa and received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He then began to work with his father at Aina Haina Pet Hospital as a kennel technician and veterinary assistant. He soon realized that working with animals was his passion. Dr. Allen moved to Iowa and achieved a Bachelor of Science and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University. He returned to Aina Haina Pet Hospital in 1990 and took over the practice in 2007. Dr. Allen is married with three children. He has a rescued cat named Bear and cares for a feral Tortoise cat named Amber.

Nicole M. Tsutahara, D.V.M.

 

Dr. Nicole graduated from veterinary school in 2014. Prior to attending veterinary school at Massey University in New Zealand, Dr. Nicole received a Bachelor of Arts in Zoology and a Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences from the University of Hawaii. Dr. Nicole began volunteering at Aina Haina Pet Hospital as a kennel technician in  2000 and was hired shortly thereafter as a veterinary assistant. Dr. Nicole was promoted to head technician in 2005, but left us in 2009 to attend veterinary school. Now that Dr. Nicole has graduated from veterinary school, she has returned to us. Dr. Nicole has two chihuahua terriers named Piko and Magnum.