Happy New Year HVMA Members!
My name is Alfred J. Mina. I was born on Kauai and raised on the Big Island. I’m a graduate of Washington State University and have been practicing in Hilo, Hawaii since graduation for the past 20 years. I’m the owner Maika’i Veterinary Clinic, LLC, in Hilo, Hawaii, providing small animal, avian/exotics medicine on the East side of Big Island. I’ve been volunteering on the HVMA Executive Board since 2010, serving as a Hawaii Delegate and President-Elect. I look forward to serving you as HVMA President for the next two years.
2020 was a year of many challenges and changes, and Covid-19 really had an impact on how we provided veterinary care for our clients and patients, and how we interacted as a veterinary community. Our Annual Conference in November 2020 was virtual, so we were not able to meet in person.
The HVMA Executive Board will continue to work hard through this trying time to provide support for HVMA members and veterinary community, as well as the people and animals of Hawaii, keeping you informed on topics of importance to veterinary medicine and coming up with continuing education opportunities.
Please consider renewing your membership. The HVMA Executive Board will still be working hard throughout the year on your behalf and your dues will help keep this organization going through these trying times. Please stay safe.
Aloha from Big Island,
Alfred J. Mina, DVM
President, Hawaii Veterinary Medical Association