Call today!  (808) 959-CARE (2273)

Meet our Veterinarians

Dedicated Hilo Veterinarians

Dr. Mina and Dr. Lyons are licensed experts in caring for a variety of animals in Hilo. From cats to specialty and exotic birds and other animals, our team is dedicated to providing the best possible care for these important members of your family.
Make an appointment today to meet with our team!

Alfred J. Mina, DVM - Owner

Dr. Alfred J. Mina was born in Lihue, Kauai and raised in Hilo, Hawaii since he was one year of age. He graduated from Hilo High School in 1989. He obtained a BS in Agriculture ('95) and a BA in Biology ('96) from the University of Hawaii-Hilo. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Washington State University in 2000.

Dr. Mina's special interests are small animal medicine/surgery, avian/exotic animal medicine/surgery and emergency medicine. 

Dr. Mina enjoys spending time with his own pets that includes multiple dogs and cats that he's adopted throughout the years. In his spare time, he enjoys painting, craft projects, working in the garden and marital arts. 

Dr. Lyons - Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Malia Lyons was born in Oahu, raised on the Big Island.  She went to Waiakea High School and attended the University of Hawai'i at Hilo, and went to Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.  She has been on the team after completion of school in 2011. 

Her areas of interest include internal medicine, surgery, and working with livestock.  When not at work she enjoys being outdoors, hiking, camping, horseback riding, and being with friends and family. 

Make an appointment

Call our veterinary office today for more information, to see if we can examine your type of exotic pet, or to make an appointment. We're open every day of the week, and more than happy to help keep your pet in its best health for many years to come.
Make an appointment for your pet: (808) 959 - CARE (2273)
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