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Latest News from HVMA

  • 2018-2020 Officer Nomination Slate November 1, 2018
    HVMA Board President-Elect: Alfred Mina Vice Pres: Tim Falls Secretary: Jenee Odani Treasurer: Brenda Smith Executive Vice President: Jill Yoshicedo Maui County Delegate (1): Leo Murakami Hawaii County Delegates (2): Jacob Head, open AVMA House of Delegates Hawaii Delegate: Leianne Lee Loy Hawaii Alternate Delegate: Carolyn Naun We will be holding elections […]
  • Hawaii Rabies Quarantine Changes October 10, 2018
    Rule amendments to Chapter 4-29, HAR recently received final approval from the Governor and will become effective on August 31, 2018. A summary of the more significant changes follows. The complete Chapter 4-29, HAR with amendments is located on the Hawaii Department of Agriculture’s website at: http://hdoa.hawaii.gov/ under the Administrative Rules tab. The […]
  • ALERT: Police Impersonator Scams August 11, 2018
    Please note there have been multiple reports of a scammer calling local vets’ offices and cell phones impersonating the police. They have used the name of Captain David Chang. The Honolulu Police Department recommends that if a veterinarian receives a phone call from a police officer to be wary and ask for their badge number … Continue reading "ALERT: P […]

Legislative Alerts

  • Hawaii Rabies Quarantine Changes October 10, 2018
    Rule amendments to Chapter 4-29, HAR recently received final approval from the Governor and will become effective on August 31, 2018. A summary of the more significant changes follows. The complete Chapter 4-29, HAR with amendments is located on the Hawaii Department of Agriculture’s website at: http://hdoa.hawaii.gov/ under the Administrative Rules tab. The […]

From Hawaii State Legislature: Measures of Interest to Veterinary Professionals

SB802 RELATING TO ANIMALS. Creates licensing requirements and regulations for animal rescue entities; provides enforcement and penalties for violations:


HB185  RELATING TO ANIMALS. Establishes licensing requirement for dog breeders and clarifies and strengthens laws pertaining to abandonment of or cruelty to animals.


SB158 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS. Requires the governor to establish puuhonua safe zones where homeless persons may reside. Appropriates funds. Section 1(e) establishes that animal companions of homeless persons shall be permitted in puuhona safe zones. 


HB151 RELATING TO OFFENSES INVOLVING THE CONFINEMENT OR RESTRAINT OF DOGS. Establishes the criminal offense of unlawful confinement or restraint of a dog to enhance related offenses under the cruelty to animals law and provide standards for the use of tethers and enclosures for dogs.


HB55 RELATING TO ANIMALS. Prohibits certain restraints and tethers that endanger or deny sustenance to a dog. Specifies penalties.