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Kahala Pet Hospital
4819 Kilauea Ave., Suite 7
Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone: (808) 735-4433
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Serving Oahu for More than 30 Years

At Kahala Pet Hospital, we know how important and precious your pets are to you. We embrace that relationship and truly consider each of them part of our practice family too. We strive to provide the best, most complete care for your pet from puppy and kitten, and on into the senior years.

Dr. Patrick Leadbeater, and our team of veterinary medical professionals would love to meet you and your pets. Prior to beginning any exam, we spend time bonding with your pet . This provides a level of comfort and confidence that other veterinary hospitals may overlook. Whether your pet is due for a routine veterinary exam, or is in need of treatment for a joint or back problem, heart condition or even cancer, we're here to serve you.

If you're new to the area or Islands, are looking for a second opinion, or have decided to change clinics, we encourage you to read the testimonials from our current clients, who have generously shared some of their experiences. Do your research, listen to what others are saying, and we know you'll find that Kahala Pet Hospital is the right choice for you and your pets. We want to be your trusted veterinarian for all your pet healthcare needs.


Kahala Pet Hospital Has Provided Comprehensive and Advanced Level of Veterinary Care for over 30 years.

Keeping your pets healthy is our Number 1 priority, so we offer a range of services from annual or semi-annual wellness exams, to state of the art treatments and surgical procedures. Our surgical expertise is second to none in the Hawaiian Islands, and we receive referrals from throughout the South Pacific. We're happy to provide a FREE SECOND OPINION, should the need arise.

Advanced Services

Dr. Leadbeater is a pioneer of Advanced Veterinary Procedures and Surgeries not only on Oahu, but throughout the Hawaiian Islands. He also receives referrals from The Philippines and other Pacific Islands. He is proud to have been an early adopter for many new treatments and procedures to the islands.

Advanced Services include:

  • Fracture Repair
  • Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy
  • Pet Laser Therapy
  • Total Hip Replacement Surgery
  • TPLO -- Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy
  • Canine Melanoma Vaccine
  • Spinal Cord Problems
  • Open Chest Surgery

He is also well know for his surgical skills in the areas of spinal repair and open open chest surgery.

Fracture Repair

For this discussion a fracture is a broken bone as a result of injury or trauma. The repair or reconstruction to normal use of the broken bone can be reasonably straight forward to very complex.

General Services

We know how important your pets are to you. From new puppy or kitten exams to senior pet care, we pride ourselves in providing uncompromising service to our clients. Our goal is to partner with you for the lifetime of your pets, so we will never cut corners. As technologies change, we endeavor to be among the first practitioners in Hawaii. There's a reason that we receive referrals from throughout the Pacific Islands.

Dr. Patrick Leadbeater, and his team, build a special rapport with your pets. We take the time to stroke and talk to your pet before we ever begin an exam. We build a trust with each animal, making exams far less stressful for your pet and for you. Many pets come through the door wagging their tails, and eager to greet any of our staff that they meet.

Our Services Include:

  • New Puppy & Kitten Exams
  • Annual or Semi-annual Wellness Exams
  • Senior Pet Wellness
  • Affordable Spay & Neuter Procedures
  • Pet Microchip Placement
  • Health Certificate Exams for traveling pets, etc.
  • On-site Pharmacy
  • In house full laboratory
  • Free Second Opinions3

Laser Therapy

The beneficial effects of laser light on tissue were first recognized almost forty years ago. Since then, there have been thousands of studies documenting the positive effects laser light has on different types of cells, tissue, and disorders.

Recent advances in technology and manufacturing have made it possible to have this exciting modality available and affordable for clinicians. Do understand, that the following information relates only to a Class IV therapeutic laser. Before embarking on a treatment protocol for your pet, do not accept exaggerated claims related to inferior and low powered machines.

What Conditions May Benefit from Laser Therapy?

  • Acute Conditions
  • Wounds
  • Allergies
  • Infections
  • Cuts/ Bites
  • Inflammations
  • Tooth Extraction Pain Relief
  • Sprains, Strains & Fractures
  • Post-Surgical Healing / Pain Relief
  • Chronic Conditions
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Periodontal Disease
  • Lick Granulomas
  • Geriatric Care
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Feline Acne
  • Tendonitis
  • Arthritis

Oahu Spay & Neuter Program

Our spay and neuter program has stemmed from the need for affordable spay and neuter procedures. We have carefully researched the available options on Oahu, and have developed this program to address the need. While we may be an affordable alternative, we want to stress that our uncompromising standards for patient safety and quality of service are state of the art.

Pet Hip Surgery in Hawaii

In Honolulu, pet hip surgery has given back years of life to many happy dogs, cats, and other animals in need. With advanced modern veterinary science it is possible to vastly improve the quality of your pets life. There are numerous animal hip surgery options and treatments availalbe, so please do not hesitate to call Dr. Leadbeater today at (808) 735 4433. Aloha!

Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy

Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy has received quite a bit of attention in the news, as it relates to humans. Unlike the controversy surrounding human stem cell research, we use an animal's own stem cells, harvested from fat tissue. The benefits of stem cell treatments for dogs, cats and horses suffering from arthritis, hip dysplasia, and other joint afflictions is enormous.

Traditionally, the treatment for these conditions has been to administer medication to treat the pain. Now, using this breakthrough therapy, the pain and inflammation can be reduced in a far more natural way. Not only is pain relieved, but the therapy can actually help repair and regenerate damaged tissue.

The process takes only 3 days, from the harvesting of the tissue, to the injection of the stem cells into the animal.

Day 1 -- We collect fat tissue, which is rich in stem cells. This is typically done with the animal under anesthesia.

Day 2 -- The tissue is process in a manner that concentrates the cells.

Day 3 -- We inject the cells back into the afflicted area. This is done under sedation or local anesthesia.


Dr. Leadbeater has performed over 500 TPLO procedures , with an exceptional success rate. If your pet has experienced any sudden hind leg pain or lameness, or you simply desire further information on the TPLO procedure, we will be more than happy to schedule a consultation with Dr. Leadbeater.

The knee joint, or stifle joint, in dogs is in most respects very similar to our own. All of the problems that you know occur in our knees also can occur in dogs. These include meniscal injury, anterior, or cranial cruciate tears and ruptures.

The most common cause of sudden onset of lameness in the hind legs of dogs is the tearing of the cranial cruciate ligament. This rupture produces severe instability in the stifle joint, that is inflammatory and painful. Within 4 weeks of an unattended ruptured ligament, x-rays show the beginning of arthritic development.

So what is Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy

Surgical procedures to recreate stability in the joint have changed and evolved over the past 50 years. However, the Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy, or TPLO, has proved to be most successful to date, in correcting the problem and preventing ongoing development of arthritis, when performed by an experienced surgical team.

Office Hours

Mon. - Fri.
7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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About Dr. Patrick Leadbeater

Dr. Patrick Leadbeater, our chief surgeon and the Practice Director, was born in England and obtained his doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in Canada. Following graduation, he was accepted as a Member of the Royal Collage of Veterinary Surgeons in London, England. He has strived to provide the most up-to-date and complete veterinary service in Hawaii. Dr. Leadbeater was the first and is the only surgeon providing Total Hip Replacement in Hawaii. He was the first resident surgeon in Hawaii to be licensed under the patent to perform Tibia Plateau Leveling Ostectomy (TPLO) surgery for knee injuries in dogs. He has performed numerous pacemaker implants and was the first to pioneer and use tele-radiology medicine in Hawaii. He has attended numerous post graduate studies, including arthroscopy and endoscopy.

A large part of Dr. Leadbeater's practice are referral and 2nd opinion cases. These challenges form a very enjoyable part of each day. He maintains a network of colleagues at other specialty practices and universities around the world to assist him in providing the most currently available expertise in diagnoses and treatments.

When not at the practice, Dr. Leadbeater's other passion's are travel with his family and photography. His family, in addition to a wife and children, include several dogs, a cat, 1 turtle and numerous birds.
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