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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.

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 laboratory
  • Free Second Opinions

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.

Routine Pet Health Care

We know how important your pets are to you. 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, builds 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 us.

Senior Pets Need Special Care

Learn about diseases, treatments, therapies and care for older pets

We encourage you to learn about care for older pets before it is needed. Contrary to popular belief, old age is not a disease. Unfortunately, age related influences on the body do take place and the incidence of health issues does become more common as we proceed into senior years. However, in the case of pets it is common for veterinarians to be apprehensive and refuse specific care solely related to age.

One of the more common apprehensions is related to cardiac issues. The development of different types of heart changes do occur in as many as 70% of our senior pets. The most common physical finding is the development of a heart murmur. A murmur is essentially a different sound that becomes apparent when listening to the heart. It generally indicates the integrity of a heart valve has become compromised and a small volume of blood, following the closure of the valve, escapes back into a heart chamber and generates a sound. In the early stages of this development the efficiency of the heart (pump) is unlikely to be affected. Over time, inefficiencies may develop and the need for supportive management and medications arise. However, in most cases, even in fairly advanced cardiac disease, anesthesia is not taboo. With a full understanding of the degree of heart problem and an evaluation of the patient combined with thorough and experienced monitoring, and an experienced surgical team, prolonged anesthesia is not contraindicated.

For instance, a very high percentage of pets develop serious dental disease and gum infection, significantly impacting quality of life. It is common to deny such patients dental care because of age and/or a detectable heart murmur. This reluctance is in most cases unwarranted, given the criteria listed above. More serious disease such as lung disease, including lung cancer, liver disease, etc. could be treated much more effectively if, for instance, biopsies were obtained, but, sadly in many cases pets do not get their needs addressed.

It is not uncommon for us to attend the surgical needs of pets of advanced years, 17-19 years of age, many with differing levels of cardiac disease and expecting a normal, uneventful recovery and improved quality of life.

Learn more about Dr. Leadbeater by clicking here…

Evaluation of senior pets BEFORE clinical signs appear is VERY important!

Heart Disease

One of the most important signs that problems may be around the corner, is the development of a heart murmur. The term murmur describes a different sound to the heart beat that can be heard with a stethoscope. A murmur in a older pet means that 1 or more heart valves are not working as efficiently as they should. This means the pump is not as efficient. This, in turn, usually means the heart becomes increasingly stressed and eventually evidence of it failing becomes apparent around the body.

Once a murmur is detected, establishing a baseline of heart size and electric activity is done through the use of:

  • ECG
  • iChest X-Ray
  • Blood Pressure
  • Ultrasound

Daily medication and management changes may then be considered to help the heart to cope, and "heart failure" may be avoided or delayed for years.

Occasionally, electrical activity that creates the heart muscle to contract (beat) fails so that the heart tries to develop its own muscle beat. Usually this is an abnormal, and very slow beat. This can go as slow as 26 -- 30 beats per minute. Under these circumstances, pets can and do pass out and actually collapse. Implantation of a human pacemaker can return the heart to normal function and recreate a normal quality of life.

Dr. Leadbeater works with one of the largest human pacemaker distributors in the world. He has performed numerous pacemaker implantations in pets throughout the state of Hawaii. Following implantation, periodic check-ups are arranged. If pacemaker implantation has been recommended for your pet or you desire further information, our office is more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

Kidney Disease

At Kahala Pet Hospital, every effort is made to understand and correct kidney deterioration. Each case of kidney disease is somewhat different, and each must be considered seperately.

Unfortunately, rarely is there a surgical solution. Renal transplantation is possible and has been performed at Kahala Pet Hospital. However, the circumstances that must be overcome, and the ongoing care, are considerable , as is the expense. By no means are all renal failure cases considered candidates. Kahala Pet Hospital coordinates potential cases with a team at the California Veterinary College at Davis.


Many of the types of cancer that occur in people also occur in pets. Methods of diagnosis may range from C.T Scan, X-Ray, and ultrasound. This is usually followed by a biopsy.

Cancer treatment options we provide include:

  • Surgical Intervention
  • Chemotherapy
  • Pain Management
  • Oral Medications
  • Intralegional Therapy
  • Intravenous Therapy

Kahala Pet Hospital sees cancer related cases almost every day, and is particularly knowledgable and experienced with cancer surgery.

Therapies and Treatments Available at Kahala Pet Hospital

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

Methodologies and Treatments:

Surgery Specialties:

We welcome your call to discuss any concerns you have with your pet's health, happiness and quality of life. We offer complimentary second opinions and consultations regarding specialized treatments.

Dr. Leadbeater is the Premiere Veterinary Surgeon on Oahu

Our Practice is Known as The Veterinary Surgical Center of Hawaii

Dr. Patrick Leadbeater is a highly referred veterinary surgeon on Oahu and beyond. We are proud to offer complete veterinary surgical care to Hawaii's pets. Patients come to us from all the Hawaiian islands, as well as throughout the Pacific Rim. We carefully evaluate your pet's condition and are equipped to take the necessary measures to ensure a successful procedure and recovery.

Our surgical passion and skills has been the cornerstone of our reputation. To that end, we will make our surgical services available to all practices. If you find your pet is in need of a surgical procedure, but you are uncomfortable with that option and wish to discuss this with me, please call me. I am prepared to come to that practice and perform the surgery if the practice is amenable to it.

Orthopedic & Fracture Repair

  • Broken Bones
  • Hip & Elbow Dysplasia Evaluation
  • Cruciate Ligament Surgery (T.P.L.O.)
  • Joint Dislocation Repair
  • Limb Deformity & Realignment

More Details on Orthopedic Surgery


  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Spinal Paralysis
  • Spinal Tumor Biopsy & Removal
  • Vertebral Fractures

See our Neuro-Surgery Options

Soft Tissue Surgery

  • Cancer Treatment, Removal & Reconstruction
  • Airway Disease
  • Abdominal Disease
  • Ear Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Procedures
  • Open Chest Surgery

We Happily Offer Veterinary Second Opinion Consultations At No Charge

For over 30 years Dr. Leadbeater has been privileged to serve our community providing advanced diagnostic, medical and in particular surgical procedures. In these many years a vast experience has been built that is available to all of our pets. Our commitment is to approach all cases carefully, compassionately and in great depth. For this reason, we always offer FREE veterinary second opinion consultations. We are confident that we can provide you with new options for your consideration.

Remember, all Second Opinion consultations include:

  • Consultation & Exam
  • Reviewing x-rays
  • Interpreting laboratory test results

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Professional & Personal Information about Dr. Leadbeater

Dr. Patrick Leadbeater 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 interned separately with the two most prominent veterinary surgeons of the time, who were considered founding fathers of modern veterinary surgery. He was also accepted as a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in London, England.

Since moving to Oahu in 1979, Dr. Leadbeater has been known for providing the most up-to-date, compassionate and complete veterinary service in Hawaii.

His credits include:

  • Being the first to offer Total Hip Replacement in dogs, and later cats, in the islands.
  • Being 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.
  • Performing numerous pacemaker implants and was the first to pioneer and use tele-radiology medicine for pets in Hawaii.
  • Attended, and continues to attend, numerous post graduate studies in surgical technique including canine knee and elbow replacement. Dr. Leadbeater has written about his surgical philosophy in our Blog.
  • As of 2018, Dr. Leadbeater has added Internet Veterinarian to his portfolio, by launching his Virtual Veterinarian services.

Dr. Leadbeater especially enjoys providing second opinion consultations to pet owners, which he does at no charge to owners. He maintains a network of colleagues around the country, both in private practice and at universities, regarding the most currently available expertise in diagnoses and treatment modalities.

When not at the practice, Dr. Leadbeater's passions are travel with his wife and family, and non-digital Black and White film Photography, and looking after his own menagerie of pets at home.

Office Hours

Office hours:

9-5 Tuesday thru Friday

9-noon Saturday

Closed Sundays & Mondays

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