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Kelly Heiman Owner/Hospital Administrator
Kelly Heiman started her professional career far from the animal world, serving as Deputy City Treasurer for the city of Los Angeles for 15 years. However, even her demanding job couldn’'t keep her from devoting her time and energy to animals- She ran the city'’s dog licensing program, spearheaded a vaccination clinic, and volunteered her time as city dog catcher. She says, "“Everybody needs to take responsibility for their pets, and whatever I can do to educate or make services available to pet owners, I am happy to do.”"
She finally stopped resisting her true passion, quit her job, and went back to school, adding a degree in Animal Science and a Veterinary Technician’s license to her extensive business expertise.
Shortly after moving to Maui, Kelly met Shae Martin, and started working at Central Maui Animal Clinic. In 2009, the pair formed the Lana’i Animal Clinic, and in 2011 expanded by opening the West Maui Animal Clinic in Lahaina.
Kelly’'s goal is to provide a facility that offers the best possible veterinary care, top-notch customer service, and a place that clients can rely on, form a relationship with, and be able to reach out to with questions, concerns, or emergencies. Her recent passionate endeavor has been launching West Maui Animal Clinic's Angel Fund; a donation based program which treats pets who have serious health conditions who have been abandoned or need adopting, preparing them for a happy life with their forever homes.
Her motto? “It’'s all about the animals.”
Danielle Hattori Marketing Manager
Raised in the tri-state region of Pennsylvania, Danielle Hattori learned love, responsibility, and respect of animals from the time she was able to speak. With encouragement from her family, she and her brother helped teach canine obedience classes when she was only 8 years of age. After school, she became an ocean lifeguard in New Jersey and fell deeply in love with the beach atmosphere.
Danielle spent the next three years of her life fulfilling her wanderlust doing volunteer work on organic farms on the Hawaiian Islands and in Costa Rica; and in turn got to care for a large variety of animals, (horses, peacocks, goats, donkeys, sheep, dogs, pigs, chickens, ducks, African greys, tilapias, and even water buffalo!).
It became obvious to her in her early twenties that she wanted to spend her life working with animals while working the land, and what better place than Maui for both? She now devotes her time to volunteering with the Maui Humane Society, Red Cross, and loving her life working remotely as the Marketing Manager for West Maui Animal Clinic.
Danielle is passionate about educating against discrimination towards “guard dog/fighting dog” breeds and the false reputation they face. She believes any good pet comes from having a good owner.
She shares her home in Hana with her husband, their newborn baby girl, and their highly intelligent pit bull mix, Lono Mono, who is a Maui Humane Society adoptee. One day she hopes to own an organic farm that she could turn into an agricultural education and animal rescue center.
In her spare time she enjoys traveling, hiking, camping, gardening, cooking, tennis, and stand up paddle surfing. She is passionate about writing and shares her adventures at www.queenbphotography.blogspot.com
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