Keauhou Veterinary Hospital is an certified facility for the State of Hawaii. We are able to offer our clients and those moving to the island the ability have there pets released to them directly after meeting all of the states requirements to land at Kona International Airport in Kailua-Kona Hawaii.
The direct release program is designed to allow pets to do the quarantine period at home. After your pets receive all of the required vaccines to come to Hawaii the most important being Rabies, as Hawaii is a Rabies free state, they have their blood drawn by your veterinarian it is sent in to Kansas State University where they will run a specialized test to measure the titers for Rabies in your pets blood. KSU will then send the results to the State of Hawaii and the 120 day process begins.
DO NOT BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS UNTIL YOU HAVE CONFIRMED OUR AVAILABILITY
Hours for Direct Release for Keauhou Veterinary Hospital are as follows.
Monday – Friday 7:30am – 5:00pm
We are no longer doing inspections after hours or on weekends.
Please note we do not offer this services on major holidays and a few other date throughout the year. Please contact us before booking your tickets to make sure we are available.
$150.00 for your first pet and $50.00 for each additional pet arriving on the same flight.
Private Jets and Kona Shuttle
Please contact us for pricing and availability. 808-322-2988
WHEN: Monday-Friday 7:30AM- 5:00 PM
COST: $150.00 for the 1st Pet, $50.00 for each additional pet
AFTER HOURS and Weekends:
Please be aware that there are restrictions for certain carriers. We no longer do inspections for any of the Delta Airlines flights. If you are traveling on American Airlines, they only transport Service Animals into Kona and these pets must fly in cabin.
Please be aware there is a non-refundable $50.00 processing fee, if for any reason, should you need to cancel or change your flight after we have processed your inspection request.
WE DO NOT DO INSPECTIONS ON THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS EVE ,CHRISTMAS DAY, NEW YEARS EVE , NEW YEARS DAY, FOURTH OF JULY, MEMORIAL DAY, OR LABOR DAY.