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Veterinary Emergency and Referral Center (VERC)

Dog at the beach

Our Hospital

Open 365 days a year, 24 hours per day, we offer state-of-the-art technology and exceptional patient care in Honolulu, Hawaii.

About Veterinary Emergency + Referral Center (VERC)


There has long been a need for 24-hour emergency and specialty care for the pets of Honolulu, Hawaii, and the Pacific Rim. In 2011, Veterinary Emergency + Referral Center of Hawaii (VERC) was created to meet these needs. we were the first veterinary center of its kind in the state of Hawaii. As Honolulu’s first 24-hour veterinary emergency + specialty hospital, our facility provides a valuable resource to area animals, owners, and referring veterinarians and offers the very best in modern veterinary care.

In 2018, VERC joined Ethos Veterinary Health, a network of specialty and emergency hospitals with locations throughout the U.S. Ethos Veterinary Health was formed in December 2015. Working primarily by referral from primary care veterinarians, the hospitals in Ethos’ network provide advanced veterinary medicine and high-quality, compassionate care that improves the lives of pets and their owners.

In 2021 VERC passed another major milestone when we moved into our new 17,250 sq ft hospital on N. Nimitz Highway.  The new building features 14 exam rooms, two soft tissue and two orthopedic surgery suites, two digital radiography suites, an MRI, and a new upgraded 128-slice CT. We offer 24-hour emergency care along with critical care, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine, oncology, neurology, physical therapy and rehabilitation, and surgery.

Our veterinary team is committed to maintaining regular and open lines of communication with you – the pet owner – and your family veterinarian. We are proud to provide our clients with timely access to the most advanced veterinary specialists and emergency services available today. At VERC, you can rest assured that your pet is always in the reliable care of an experienced veterinarian.

Veterinary Emergency + Referral Center is a 24-hour emergency/critical care and specialty veterinary hospital dedicated to providing compassionate medical care to the dogs and cats entrusted to our care. We understand that your pet is a part of your family, and we strive to treat you and your pet with the utmost empathy and respect for your relationship and bond.

Our team works to ensure that patients receive the best care and follow-up treatment possible by communicating with your referring veterinarian.

The well-being and comfort of our patients and their families is the primary focus of our efforts. We treat our animal patients like family members.

CT Scan Room

Our Hospital

Our 17,250 sq ft hospital features 14 exam rooms, two soft tissue and two orthopedic surgery suites, two digital radiography suites, fluorsocopy, an MRI, and a new upgraded 128-slice CT.  We offer a full-service in-hospital laboratory, minimally invasive surgery, joint replacement and orthopedic surgical services, neurosurgery, and an oncology center.

Our hospital provides Emergency/Critical Care 24 hour, 365 days per year in addition to referral services in the specialties of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, Diagnostic Imaging, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Neurology, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, and Surgery.