Licensing Area: Veterinary


Contact Information for Frequently Called Numbers


Professional and Vocational Licensing
(808) 586-3000

  • Request an application
  • Inquire about licensing requirements
  • Applicants can check on the status of an application
  • Inquire about licensee maintenance requirements


 RICO Consumer Resource Center
(808) 587-3295 or (808) 587-4272


 Business Registration Division
(808) 586-2727


Executive Officer

Lynn Bhanot

(808) 586-2697

Residents on the neighbor islands may call by dialing the following toll free numbers followed by the last 5 digits of the phone numbers above and the # sign:

Kauai   274-3141
Maui   984-2400
Hawaii   974-4000
Lanai & Molokai   1-800-468-4644


Att: VET
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801


License Categories

  • Veterinarian


Biennial June 30 every even numbered year.

Pursuant to Section 436B-14.5, HRS, any license held by a member of the armed forces, National Guard, or a reserve component that expires, is forfeited, or deemed delinquent while the member is on active duty and deployed during a state or national crisis shall be restored if certain restoration requirements are met.  Military Renewal and Restoration Information Sheet.

Regulating Body

Board of Veterinary Examiners

Board Composition
7 Members

John K. Kaya, DVM, Chairperson

Elwood I. (Woody) Kita, Vice-Chairperson, Public/Hawaii

Alan Kaufman, DVM/Maui

Wendy L. Mah, Public

Jenee Odani, DVM/Oahu

Michael O. Woltmon, DVM/Kauai

Mellissa Yuen, DVM/Oahu

5 Veterinarians
2 Public

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