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Ohana in the News

As your Ventura Veterinarians,  we are dedicated to our clients, their pets and our community. Sometimes, we’re doing pretty interesting and unique things that are worth sharing, either by the local media or us. We invite you to read our latest news below.

Dr. Janis Shinkawa one of three national finalists for Woman Business Owner of the Year

September 13, 2017

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) has announced the finalists for the 2017 Woman Business Owner of the Year Award. Among thousands of members, Dr. Janis Shinkawa, co-founder and medical director of Ohana Pet Hospital in Ventura, California rose to the top of the outstanding field along with two other finalists, NAWBO members More »

Ventura’s Female Veterinary Innovators

June 28, 2017

Mahalo to the Ventura Breeze for including Ohana Pet Hospital in their article featuring the growth of female veterinarians within the industry and within our community! We are honored to be in such good company that also included Emergency Veterinary Care, The Animal Doctor of Ventura and Moore Veterinary Care. Click here and jump to page 16 for More »

Senator Jackson honors Ohana Pet Hospital as Small Business of the Year

June 6, 2017

  State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has chosen Ventura-based small business Ohana Pet Hospital as her 2017 Small Business of the Year. “Dr. Jan, the doctors and her staff are doing an amazing job in our community,” said Jackson. “This business is an inspiration to me: its concern for animals, its care for the environment, More »

Ohana wins West County Veterinarian for four straight years!

We are honored to have been named Ventura County Star’s Reader’s Choice for best West County Veterinarian for FOUR years in a row! We are honored to continue to receive this vote of confidence from our community. Our clients say it best: “Dr Kate Byrne and all the staff at Ohana take excellent care of Gracie. They deserve this recognition More »

Urgent Care Hours Mon-Fri until 6pm

December 1, 2016

At Ohana Pet Hospital we recognize that sometimes your pet may have an immediate need to see its veterinarian. That’s why we’ve created the Ohana Urgent Care Team. The team is comprised of Dr. Jennifer Kelly and Dr. Amy Vlazny. These veterinarians have completed a one year rotating small animal medical and surgical internship and each More »

Ohana wins “Best Of… Veterinarian” for third year in a row!

October 7, 2016

We are honored to have been named Ventura County Reporter’s Best Of . . . Veterinarian for three consecutive years! Mahalo from our entire Ohana! For a full list of 2016 Winners click here.  More »

Dr. Janis Shinkawa named a “Local Hero”

July 1, 2016

Dr. Janis Shinkawa was recently named one of five Local Heroes for 2016 by the Ventura County Reporter. She was honored as an Animal Advocate Local Hero. Article excerpts . . . Under Shinkawa’s leadership, Ohana has donated services to the Canine Adoption and Rescue League, Surfcat Cafe and Adoptions, the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, Homestretch, More »

Ohana wins West County Veterinarian for third year in a row!

We are honored to have been named Ventura County Star’s Reader’s Choice for best West County Veterinarian for three years in a row! Mahalo to all who voted, and especially to our clients, staff and community for your ongoing support. We appreciate you! For a full list of 2016 Winners & Favorites, click here.  More »

Dr. Stefanie Scheff, Veterinary Acupuncturist – VC Reporter

October 8, 2015

Just three years after graduating from vet school at the University of Sydney, Dr. Stefanie Scheff was already discouraged by the limitations of traditional Western veterinary care. “I was somewhat disillusioned with allopathic medications being used as a band-aid,” she recalls. “I felt that for the most part, the medications were covering up More »

Ohana Pet Hospital Welcomes Dr. Christina Tam and Dr. Kayla Asato

October 5, 2015

Ohana Pet Hospital expands its veterinary professional team, to support the health and well being of its growing family of patients, by welcoming Dr. Christina Tam and Dr. Kayla Asato to the Ohana family. Dr. Tam will join Dr. Jennifer Kelly to serve the urgent care needs of the hospital’s existing patients while Dr. Asato will provide general practice More »

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