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.
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.
Nicole was born and raised in Waipahu, HI and graduated from Waipahu HS in 2019. She grew up taking ballet, jazz, and played the trombone throughout grade school. Nicole is working as a part-time receptionist at Hale Ola while studying to be a vet tech in WCC’s veterinary technician program. She loves spending her free time bothering her pets and watching a good show/anime. Nicole has 3 cats & 1 dog.
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 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 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 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 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.