Our Team

Piyalak Timbang, DVM, CVA CVCH

Piyalak Timbang, DVM, CVA CVCH

Dr. Piyalak Timbang was raised in Bangkok, Thailand. She graduated from Chulalongkorn University, the top veterinary university in Thailand. For three years, she was a small animal practitioner before adventure called her and her family to the United States.

Dr. Timbang completed the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) certification program in December 2013. Holistic and alternative medicine, especially Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, has interested her for many years. In 2015, she received a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA) and a Certified Veterinary Chinese Herbalist (CVCH) from the Chi Institute in Reddick, Florida in 2020.

Dr. Timbang worked as a licensed DVM in California for two years before moving to O’ahu in 2017, where she was an associate veterinarian. With hard work and diligence, Dr. Timbang has opened her own practice, Hale Ola Pet Hospital. Her dream and vision are to provide compassionate, comprehensive, and tailored veterinary care for the pets in our community.

Kendra Antonides, DVM

Kendra Antonides, DVM

Dr. Antonides grew up in Toronto, Canada, where she developed a love for animals helping her grandfather on his pig farm, working at pet hospitals, and volunteering with wildlife in India and Africa.

After receiving her Doctor in Veterinary Medicine degree from Washington State University in 2018, Dr. Antonides practiced at a pet hospital in Tacoma, Washington, where she met her kama’aina husband. In 2021 they decided to move back to O’ahu to be closer to his family in Pearl City.

Dr. Antonides is especially interested in surgery, helping clients understand how to keep their pets healthy and happy, and tackling complex medical cases.

Outside of work, Dr. Antonides paddles with an outrigger canoe team and enjoys swimming, dancing, hiking, painting, and exploring local restaurants and parks. She has a fluffy tuxedo cat named Nanook, who enjoys walking on a leash and watching birds and geckos from his window.

Dr. Antonides’ calm and gentle character will be there for your furry family at every life stage and she looks forward to getting to know you and your animals better with every visit. 

Jenelle Gonzalez

Jenelle Gonzalez

Receptionist

Jenelle was born in California to a military family. When she was young, they moved to Alabama, where she grew up in southern roots. In the summer of 2021, she moved to O'ahu after her husband received his first duty station at Schofield Barracks.

Before moving to Hawaii, Jenelle worked as an Emergency Medical Dispatcher for an ambulance and life flight agency. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her son, learning about new cultures, relaxing at the beach, and exploring scenic views throughout the island. Jenelle also has two pets, and plans to finish attending college for a degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

Jessica Capps

Jessica Capps

Veterinary Technician

Jessica was from Charlotte North Carolina before moving to Hawaii with her husband who is in the Air Force.  While in high school, she began working with the small animals and fish at PetSmart as Pet Care Lead. She moved to the vet clinic side of Banfield Pet Hospital in 2012 while completing her biology degree at UNCC.  She had been a surgery technician for 3 years at Carolina Vet Specialist. Jessica enjoys spending time with her 4 cats (Handsome Jack, Sue, Scarlet and Goober), watching movies, reading, and playing video games.

Kawehi Hagi

Kawehi Hagi

Veterinary Technician

Kawehi was born and raised on the island of O’ahu. After high school she was awarded a basketball scholarship for a school in Tacoma, Washington. She has experiences in general practice surgery, emergency, critical care unit, and shelter medicine. In her free time, she likes to spend time with friends and family. She also enjoys good food and watching sunset. Caring and helping animals has always been her passion.

Kali Retzler

Kali Retzler

Veterinary Technician

Kali was born on the south side of Chicago. She started working in veterinary hospitals when she was 16 and decided to pursue education in animal sciences, business, and biology.  Kali received a D1 athletic and academic scholarships to Kansas State University where she rode on their Equestrian Team and worked full time in a clinic and part time as a zookeepers assistant. Kali has 4 fur babies: Lynyrd, Wingnut, Ivy, and Mochi. She enjoys being outside hiking with her dogs and enjoying the sunshine!

Jona Mae Malpaya

Jona Mae Malpaya

Veterinary Technician

Jona was born and raised in the Philippines. She first came in the United States when she was 16 years old and lived in Virginia for 10 years. In 2015, she took a leap of faith and moved in with her now fiancé to build their own family here in Hawaii. She graduated from Windward Community College Veterinary Program and became a registered veterinary technician in 2021. 

Kiarah Gomard

Kiarah Gomard

Veterinary Technician

Kiarah was born and raised on O'ahu, Hawai'i. She moved to California to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and completed that program in June of 2021. Currently, she is pursuing a degree and license in Veterinary Technology at Windward Community College. Outside of work, Kiarah loves spending time with her pets, eating poke bowls on the beach, and relaxing at home with a book. 

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