KAUNAKAKAI, Hawaii (STPNS) -- There is a new veterinarian in town, and this time she may be here for good.
Dr. Tina Rodgers has joined the staff at the Molokai Humane Society. She recently moved to Molokai with her husband and is hoping to make the change permanent.
?I really like Hawaii and would love to make a go of it here,? said Rodgers.
She first came to Molokai on her honeymoon a few months ago and even pitched in a few days at the clinic. It was such a wonderful experience she decided to come back.
Rodgers received her veterinary degree from Ross University in the Caribbean and has been practicing for the last three years in New York.
Rodgers urges all residents to get their dogs and cats spayed and neutered - the most common operations she does. She also performs surgeries on animals injured by cars and even some attacked by wild boars.
Lately, the humane society has treated a lot of dogs accidently run over by their owners. They urge people to keep leashed or chained dogs away from driveways.
The clinic charges $30 per office visit.
Spay and neutering is $10 for cats and $20 for dogs.
The Human Society also encourages those who would like to adopt an animal to contact them.
The Humane Society can be reached by phone at 558-0000. They are located on Kamehameha V Highway before the airport - just look for the trailer with the animals painted on the outside.
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