Dr. Obara was born and raised in Hawai’i Kai. His love for animals began by making saltwater habitats with the fish he caught in Sandy Beach's tide pools and those he “saved” from his mom’s fishing cooler. Little did his parents know that this love of animals would soon turn their home into a zoo. He would also volunteer at various veterinary clinics, the Hawai’i Humane Society, Honolulu Zoo and Sea Life Park.
His educational background includes being a son of ‘Iolani School and a student at THE Colorado State University. He graduated from CSU Honor’s Program in 2001 with a degree in Animal Sciences. In 2005 he graduated from CSU with his doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
Returning home, he began working at Kalihi Pet Clinic in Moili'ili under Dr. Timothy Lau who opened the original location at the old Kalihi Shopping Center in 1962. Upon Dr. Lau's retirement in 2013, Dr. Obara became the primary care doctor and took over the practice.
In his free time Dr. Obara loves to harass Mochi, his cat; talk story with dogs, Elway and Von at the beach….and spend time with his wife (not in this order). He is an avid University of Hawai’i sports and Denver Broncos fan. He also loves yoga, playing basketball, volleyball, being a foodie and a lover of many hiking trails and beaches.
Carmen G. "They saved my dog's life! I want to thank Dr. Obara and his team for taking care of my dog before, during, and after surgery. She's healing fine and I'm just so happy she's still with me. I knew something was really wrong with my dog so I decided to take her here based off all the positive reviews. When I first walked in, I noticed how it is very clean and spacious it is. I like the system they have where you sign in to get checked. It is a walk-in only clinic! Keep in mind folks. One clipboard is to see Dr. Obara and the other clipboard is for pick up for meds, your dog, and food. Appointments are only for certain procedures.I also think the pricing for everything is extremely reasonable. They have a great staff that care as much as you do for your pet! They deserve way more but I can tell they want the best for our pets regardless of the price. I will definitely come back for my dog's checkups!"
Courtney Y. "I came across an abandoned dog last night and brought him to Kalihi Pet Clinic. Jennifer at the front desk was amazing! She was so thoughtful and really went above and beyond to get us once to see the vet. We needed X-rays and a general health assessment to see what our options were. I would recommend this clinic to anyone who desires a professional and friendly company! They treated us so well and took care of the little angel I found! Thank you so much!"
Morgan W. "This was the first vet that we have been to on the island and glad that we choose it! The staff here are so kind and friendly. They have always treated our puppy and kitty like they were their own! They are willing to answer any questions that you have and give you tips that you may use in the future. My puppy hasn't been very fond of going to the vet but he loves coming to be greeted by the staff! I'm so glad that we choose Kalihi Pet Clinic and would recommend them to anyone!"
Brandon Y. "Dr. Obara and the whole staff always treats us like family. They're very infornative, professional, accommodating, and we wouldn't go anywhere else. We've had our share of experiences w other vets throughout the years, but won't go anywhere else other than this one. They care about the families and the pets that walk though their doors, not just about the money. HIGHLY RECOMMEND, and would give more than 5 stars if allowed."