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Dr. Shelby Goo

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Dr. Shelby Goo

*As of June 2023, Dr. Goo is not accepting new patients or scheduled appointments. She is enjoying her semi-retirement and is not on the regular appointment rotation. She may continue to fill in when our other doctors are out of office.

Dr. Goo is a Honolulu native and a honors graduate of Punahou School, where she excelled academically. She completed two years of undergraduate studies at the University of Hawaii before spending a year at Oregon State University as a National Student Exchange Program participant. As a recipient of the WICHE scholarship, she continued her studies at the Colorado State University College of Biomedical Science and Veterinary Medicine, earning her B.S. and D.V.M. degrees concurrently. During her time as a student, she interned with various veterinary specialists in Boulder, CO, Simi Valley, & Los Angeles, expanding her knowledge about ophthalmology, exotic animals, and dentistry. She also participated in the AquaVet Program, studying marine veterinary medicine.

After graduation, Dr. Goo 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 veterinary medicine for over 24 years. Her practice has expanded to include holistic medicine, and she completed the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society's program in 2012, enabling her to offer animal acupuncture and integrative medicine. Dr. Goo is passionate about working with all kinds of small animals, including rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, mice, birds, and chameleons.

At home, Dr. Goo is a proud caregiver to two cats (Pepe & Poki), two lovebirds (Parsley & Peachie), and two chickens (Wally & Sally). When she's not caring for her furry and feathered friends, she enjoys crafting and gardening.