Meet the friendly staff at Aloha Affordable Veterinary Services!

Dr. Kelly Dowdall-Garberson: Owner/Veterinarian

Dr. Kelly, founder/owner of Aloha Affordable Veterinary Services LLC, has over 17 years of experience working in the veterinary field.   She attended Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL where she earned a B.S. in Biochemistry, a B.A. in Spanish and a minor in Biology.  Dr. Kelly earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from North Carolina State University.  She also has earned a Master's of Public Health from the University of Florida focusing on One Health and public health practice, as well as a Master's of Science in Education from Drexel University, focusing on science education.  She has worked for private veterinary practices, the Federal government, and several non-profit organizations.  Dr. Kelly is passionate about building relationships and using veterinary medicine as a tool to serve our community.  Dr. Kelly is enthusiastic about providing low-cost, high-quality veterinary care to the pets and their people here on Oahu.  

Dr. Cherish Frates- Veterinarian

Amber I. - Business Manager

Amber is our Business Manager.  She has lived all over the mainland and has called Hawaii home for the last 5+ years.  Amber is new to Veterinary specifics but has business experience through numerous restaurants and a state of the art multi-million youth sports complex that started from the ground up.  She has been working with animals for the past seven years through fostering and has enthusiasm to help clients, rescues, and their animals in need.  Amber joined the AAVS team in April of 2019.  When Amber is not at the clinic, she is doing rescue work, hanging out with her family, going to North Shore, and playing with cats.  

Crystal R. - Client Services Manager 

Crystal is our Client Services Manager.  She was born and raised in Southern CA and moved to Oahu in 2016 .  She has been working in the Veterinary field since 2003 and has a passion for Animal Care and helping customers and their pets.  Crystal joined the AAVS team in April of 2019.  When Crystal is not in the clinic, she enjoys Surfing, Hiking, and Relaxing on the beach with her two pups.  


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