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Meet our Doctors

About Dr. Fujie

About Dr. Richard Fujie

Dr. Fujie grew up in the Big Island of Hawaii and was active in baseball, scouting, student government, church and the YMCA Model Legislature. Surfing, fishing and free diving were his favorite outdoor activities.

He attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa and received his Bachelor of Arts in Zoology and a Master of Science in Animal Science. During his undergraduate years, he transferred to the University of Hawaii at Hilo for a semester to be a biology teaching assistant. One of the best summers of his life was working on the Kona Coast for the UH Sea Grant Marine Options Program as a research assistant. He was part of a team of five scientists that completed a biological survey of the coastal brackish ponds from Puoko to Keahole. The discovery of a new species of invertebrate was the highlight of his summer.

At Washington State University, Dr. Fujie did a concurrent degree program and received his DVM and PhD. His dissertation involved the effects of a new antimicrobial drug on the renal function of poultry. After graduation, he spent two years at Sorrento Animal Hospital in Portland, Oregon.

After a year of working for the State of Hawaii Department of Agriculture, he practiced small animal medicine for the next 20 years at Kahala Pet Hospital.  Dr. Fujie also served on the State of Hawaii Veterinary Licensing Board and the Executive Board of the Hawaii Veterinary Medical Association. He also served on the planning committee of the Hawaii Pet Expo for over 15 years. Dr. Fujie is licensed in Hawaii, Washington and Oregon.

Dr. Fujie is a regular guest on the Hawaii News Now Sunrise Morning Show segment “Vet on the Set”. He is also on the board with the Cat Fanciers of Hawaii and active in the cat fanciers' scene, where his Siamese cats often take home numerous awards.

Update! Dr. Fujie and his wife, Donna, share their home with their nine cats (Charlie, Heggy, Kaimana, Kalohelani Bluebelle, Lani, Mattie, Siri, Taggart, Tuxedo, and a few babies waiting to go to new homes, who are living a life of leisure. Three of the cats were feral cats but now will only eat selected types of food. His late dog, Sunny, was an abandoned pet that he adopted while in veterinary school and they traveled the Northwest together. She acted in an episode of the television show Jake and the Fatman and was also in a couple of Liberty House ads.
About Dr. Shelby Goo

About Dr. Shelby Goo

Dr. Goo was born and raised in Honolulu and graduated from Punahou School with honors.

She attended the University of Hawaii for two years and completed her third year of undergraduate work at Oregon State University as a Nation Student Exchange Program participant. She was a recipient of the WICHE scholarship and spent the next four years at the Colorado State University College of Biomedical Science and Veterinary Medicine where she received her B.S. and D.V.M. degrees concurrently. While a student, and very interested in exotic and specialty practices she interned with an ophthalmologist, an exotic animal specialist in Boulder, Los Angeles, Simi Valley, and a dental specialist. She also participated in the AquaVet Program, a summer program for the study of marine veterinary medicine.

After graduation she completed an additional year of training in small animal medicine and surgery at the Pittsford Animal Hospital Internship Program in Rochester, New York. She returned to Honolulu and has been practicing for 24 years. Dr. Goo has expanded her interest and practice to include holistic medicine. She completed the IVA's (International Veterinary Acupuncture Society) program in 2012, and now offers animal acupuncture and integrative medicine. She enjoys working with all the small critters including rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, mice, chameleons and birds.

Her household is a busy place with five cats (Penny, Pepe, Pika, Pixie, & Poki), a dog (Trixie), two lovebirds (Parsley and Peachie), a mouse (Mocha) and three chickens (Wally, Sally and Chikadee). In her spare time her hobbies include crafts and gardening.

About Dr. Katie Nakamura

About Dr. Katie Nakamura

Dr. Nakamura was born and raised in the small town of Seymour, Indiana, where she was active in 4-H, softball and training seeing-eye dogs.

Upon graduation from Seymour High School, she attended Purdue University for undergraduate work in biochemistry. She went on to veterinary school at Purdue and graduated with her DVM in 2006. While in veterinary school, she had the opportunity to intern with various veterinarians in Idaho and become proficient at pregnancy diagnosis in dairy cattle. She also worked as a student laboratory technician at Purdue's Veterinarian Teaching Hospital. Through her lab work she became proficient at performing various laboratory tests.

After graduation, she returned to her hometown and practiced as a mixed animal veterinarian for four and a half years as an associate veterinarian. During her time in Seymour, she gained practical experience treating and performing surgeries on both small and large animals.

Dr Nakamura is married to a “local boy” from Pearl City, prompting her move to Hawaii where she joined the King Street Pet Hospital team in November of 2010. Her family consists of her husband, Marcus, her two sons Avery and Asher, Basset Hound “Imo” and English Springer Spaniel “Rooney”. She enjoys running, doing crafts and eating different island cuisines.
About Dr. Katharine Millen

About Dr. Katharine Matavao (Millen)

Dr.  Matavao was born on the mainland, but grew up in Hawaii from age 5. She dreamt of being a veterinarian from a very young age and was always begging her parents to let her have more pets. She graduated from Punahou School and started college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

She ultimately graduated from the University of Hawaii with a Bachelor of Arts in Zoology and a minor in Mandarin Chinese. She worked as a veterinary technician in Kailua while at UH, which sparked her initial interest in veterinary acupuncture. She was a recipient of the WICHE scholarship and chose to attend Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences for her DVM degree. She warmly remembers her father, the late Rev. John Millen, supporting her unequivocally in the pursuit of her dream.

While in veterinary school, she had the opportunity to work at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Fort Collins compiling data pertaining to rare zoonotic diseases (diseases shared by people and animals) like plague and tularemia. Additionally, she received training in veterinary medical acupuncture while at CSU and is excited to offer this healing modality to her patients. Her other professional interests include end-of-life care, pain management and the human-animal bond.

Dr. Millen feels very blessed to be living in the beautiful state of Hawaii. She shares her life with her husband, Junior, a spastic border collie, Kirk, an adorable former feral cat, Kiley, and a one-eyed pirate cat, Pierre. They make her laugh every day! She enjoys water sports, hiking and cooking.

About Dr. Ganzer

About Dr. Gavin Ganzer

Dr. Ganzer grew up in Kailua on the windward side and attended Lutheran High School. His lifelong dream was to be a veterinarian and he loved animals from a very young age. Growing up, he always had animals: Jackson Chameleons, turtles, salamanders, cats, and dogs. By the time he was 12, he was already hand raising Love Birds. After high school, he continued to the University of Hawaii and completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. Pursuing his lifelong dream, he was accepted to Iowa State University and completed his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2011.
After finishing in 2011, Dr. Ganzer returned home to Oahu to start working his dream job as a veterinarian. He loves to spend time with his wife and three children, going to church, serving God, and of course, hanging out at the beach. He desires to offer the best quality medicine and services all animals and animal lovers deserve. 
About Dr. Ganzer

About Dr. Choy

Born and raised in Honolulu, Dr. Choy completed her undergraduate studies at Santa Clara University and then graduated from the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in West Lafayette, Indiana in 2010. After graduation, she moved to Seattle where she worked at Rainier Veterinary Hospital and volunteered at the Seattle Humane Society and PAWS. She has decided to return to the islands to be with her family. She brings along her two dogs, a pitbull mix named Axle and a chihuahua terrier named Nugget. Dr. Choy’s specific areas of interest include internal medicine and behavioral medicine.
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