Paramedics in Hawaii to accept patients for ‘paradises island animal hospital’
BAHAMA, Hawaii — The Paradise Animal Hospital, a small island hospital on the Pacific Ocean off the shores of Hawaii, is planning to accept animals from Hawaii and the United States for “paradizes island animal medical care,” the Paradise Animal Health Center announced on Tuesday.
“The medical care that the animals are receiving from our veterinarians is exceptional,” said Dr. Lisa M. Pate, executive director of the Paradise Health Center, which is owned by the Paradise Island Animal Hospital.
“It is very, very exciting for us.”
Dr. Patedina said the hospital’s veterinary surgeons, who are also on staff at the Paradise island animal veterinary hospital, will be providing animals for the facility.
The hospital plans to receive approximately 1,200 animals this year, and it plans to open its doors in the coming weeks, Dr. Matedina told reporters at the news conference.
She said the facility is also planning to hire more staff in 2018, adding that the first patients will be the first in the state.
The facility is part of the Rainbow Island Animal Medical Care Foundation, which was founded by Dr. James D. Anderson, a veterinarian who worked as a surrogate father for a female tiger in China.
Dr. Anderson was a member of the original board of directors for the Rainbow island animal care foundation, which began in 2001.
Dr Matedino said she hopes to see the first “paranormal” animals at the facility this fall, and she said she would like to see a “human-animal connection” among the medical staff.
The Rainbow island veterinary hospital opened its doors to the public in 2009 and has since been known for its animal services.
The medical center, which has offices in Honolulu and the mainland U.S., operates from a two-story building that was built in 1929 on Paradise Island.
The building was converted into a hospital in 1992 and is owned and operated by the Rainbow Health Foundation.