Purebred Animals have been around for thousands of years. Over that time animals have been selectively bred to enhance specific traits. For example, some of the earliest purebreds were Saluki dogs (2130 BC), and Arabian horses (2500BC) – both bred for speed, while Clydesdales were bred for strength. When we look at dogs, we see [...]read more
Gentle Vets Pet Hospital is happy to be providing Puppy Kindergarten Classes. A properly socialized dog is a delight to live with. The problem with dogs that have not had proper socialization is the leading cause of death in dogs today – euthanasia due to aggressive behavior. This is really unfortunate since almost EVERY [...]read more
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WELLNESS CARE: Your Pet’s health is our number one priority. We recommend regular physical examinations at least twice a year and maybe more depending on their health needs. Here at Gentle Vets, our name is our motto, for we make every visit as pleasant as possible. Dr. Joseph Edhlund is well known for “gentling” nervous [...]read more
Gentle Vets Hawaii Kai Pet Hospital is home for three experienced veterinarians Dr’s Joseph and Mariel Edhlund . Veterinarians Edhlund come to East Oahu from the island of Guam where they were known for their legendary client service and lifesaving veterinary medicine. East Oahu and Honolulu residents are rapidly coming to know the caring and quality of veterinary service these excellent veterinarians provide. Gentle Vets is rapidly becoming a leading private veterinary practice on Oahu.
Veterinarian Joe Edhlund’s concern for the extended Pacific Community is well known. In 2002, Dr. Joe, with support of the Rotary and other concerned people and organizations of Guam, used his airplane to fly emergency relief to the outer islands of Yap, saving numerous lives in the process. For his work he was awarded official governmental recognition by the Yap State Government and the Guam Medical Society. He continued his humanitarian work by providing extensive assistance to the people of Sumatara in the wake of the Super Tsunami of December 26, 2004. Dr. Joe is a highly experienced veterinary orthopedic surgeon with over three decades of experience. He also has become highly proficient in dealing with dog eyes and cat eyes and can provide advanced care if your pet has eye problems. http://www.gentlevetshawaii.com/veterinary-eye-care/
Dr. Mariel Edhlund's passion for providing the utmost in patient care clearly shows and is the basis for the name we chose - Gentle Vets. Getting Dr. Mariel to leave the clinic is often a challenge since she simply does not know how to stop. Veterinarian Dr. Mariel is a top graduate from the best veterinary school in the Phillipines - the University of the Philippines College of Veterinary Medicine, a former branch campus of Cornell University Veterinary School, and has successfully completed the arduous ECFVG program of the American Veterinary Medical Association. She has attended the University of Minnesota as a graduate extern as well as the Diagnostic Laboratory of the University of Minnesota. She is a member of the AVMA, the Hawaii Veterinary Association, the Hawaii Veterinary Society, as well as the Association of Critical Care and Emergency Veterinarians. She also shares a love of learning and has attended numerous continuing education seminars such as the Hawaii Veterinary Conference, the American Veterinary Medical Conference, the American College of Veterinary Surgeon’s conference, the American Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Conference, the Central Veterinary Conference, the Western Veterinary Conference and has participated in in-house veterinary dental and veterinary ultrasound continuing education seminars sponsored by Gentle Vets Pet Hospital.
The Marianas Vetcare practice’s reputation for innovative and caring approaches to veterinary healthcare, under the leadership of Veterinarians Edhlund led Marianas Vetcare in Guam to become the center for Quality Veterinary Care in the Western Pacific. Over the years, Veterinarians Joe and Mariel have spread their brand of top quality veterinary medicine and care to the neighboring islands with clinics held in Yap, Pohnpei, Palau and the Philippines, even consulting to the University of the Philippines College of Veterinary Medicine. Drs. Edhlund and Wong coordinate with centers of learning and advanced medicine in the mainland US, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Japan and Korea. Now these highly skilled veterinarians are bringing the best available veterinary medicine and surgical techniques home to us in Hawaii Kai at their Gentle Vets Pet Hospital.
Gentle Vets Hawaii Pet Hospital provides all the same medical systems, procedure and client service that has made us a critical part of the Pacific veterinarian neighborhood for over two decades. Today, we’re driven by the same goal that has always inspired us: making life better for families. We do this by giving Pets the same care we want for ourselves, making Pet health affordable, strengthening the values of Pets in families, teaching how better Pet care maximizes lives, and stopping euthanasia by keeping Pets healthy. Put simply, treating your Pet like family.
"Doc" is qualified as a veterinarian not only by his name but also by his caring attitude. He learned this attitude by doing his residency training at the Gentle Vets Pet Hospital University for Dogs where he observed the caring attitude of the veterinarians and staff at Gentle Vets Pet Hospital. Those who know Doc well know of his sincere care for our patients. The slightest cry and he will be there checking things out. He also brings toys to hospitalized pet hospital patients to cheer them up. His exuberance in greeting clients and patients is unmatched. He also offers free leash training to any recalcitrant leash walkers. You can be sure Doc will be keeping an eye on your pet to make sure everything comes out right!
Gentle Vets Pet Hospital is happy to be providing Puppy Kindergarten Classes. A properly socialized dog is a delight to live with. The problem with dogs that have not had proper socialization is the leading cause of death in dogs today – euthanasia due to aggressive behavior. This is really unfortunate since almost EVERY [...]