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First Luxury Pet Resort and Animal Hospital Opens in Honolulu

Posted by SusanStokes on September 24, 2019

September 24th is a special day in Honolulu for animal lovers and their pet family members. A grand opening celebration took place at the new facility at 942 Kawaiahao Street in Kakaako. Beginning with a traditional Hawaiian blessing, the grand opening celebration honored working dogs with special guest speakers from Guide Dogs of Hawaii and K9 Handlers. This was followed by an open house for tours of the facility. They even included a casting call for Ali'i Animal's mascots!


As noted in their recent press release, Ali'i Animal Hospital and Resort is a convenient choice for luxury pet boarding, daycare, and grooming services in Honolulu. Pets are treated to spacious 24 to 42 square foot, glass-doored suites complete with amenities such as ergonomic, allergen-free pet beds, soothing music, a flat-panel TV, and online pet video monitoring for pet parents to view their pets while away. At least three times a day, dogs enjoy playtime either one-on-one with resort staff or they can be signed up for all day play where pets can romp over, under, and through obstacles, all under the supervision of veterinary-trained staff. Pampered pets can be signed up for massages, pedicures, and spa-like baths with Ali'i's signature lilikoi and pineapple scented products during their stay. 

Ali'i Animal Hospital and Resort is a "Fear Free" facility, with all aspects of facility operations designed to put pets at ease. The state-of-the-art hospital includes five exam rooms, digital full-body X-ray, ultrasound, treatment rooms, a surgery suite, a dental surgery room with a hand-held dental X-ray machine, and an on-site laboratory for expedient return of blood test results. Ali'i Animal Hospital also has an in-house pharmacy that stocks an extensive range of medications, parasite preventatives, supplements, prescription diets, and more. 


Ali'i Animal Hospital and Resort was founded by Dr. Joanna Cook and Matt Malta on the value of imi ola, which means "to seek life's highest form." This vision translates to providing unparalleled veterinary care to dogs and cats. A Punahou graduate who received her bachelor's degree in animal science at UH-Manoa and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Western University College of Veterinary Medicine, Cook gained additional study and experience in a year-long internship at Wheatridge Animal Hospital in Colorado before returning to Hawaii to practice. Born in Honolulu and raised in Kailua, Hospital and Resort Director, Matt Malta, has over 20 years of management experience and was previously the hospital director for the largest animal hospital on Oahu.

Learn more at AliiAnimal.com or call (808) 234-3441.