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Veterinary Clinic

THE dog Raygen
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A couple has criticized the new veterinarian on island, Dr. Barbara Kahi for denying service for their dog and also terminating them as a client. The couple this week has taken the matter to the Director of the Department of Health, Motusa Tuileama Nua for help....
The Veterinary Clinic of American Samoa with child and dog standing in front
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As of Tuesday this week, the Veterinary Clinic has been transferred from the Agriculture Department to the Health Department, according to Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga’s memorandum dated Mar. 16th. “Effective immediately,” the governor said the clinic,...
George Lemisio, Judith Liu, Isaiah Boton, Avery Maloata
A group of friends have been raising funds to buy supplies for the Veterinary Clinic. George Lemisio, Judith Liu, Isaiah Boton, Avery Maloata and Leonora Boton (not pictured) wanted to help with the current situation. Thank you so much and thank you for having that compassion towards animals. [...
ASG Veterinary Clinic volunteer AND DOA employee with a dog that needs treatment.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Faced with the lack of medication, the Veterinary Clinic at the Agriculture Department compound in Tafuna has turned away, as of last week Friday, more than 100 people, who sought — among other things — vaccinations and surgeries for pets, according to one of the four...
Dr. Kathleen Riley with her patient, a large bown and white dog named ‘KAMA’
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Your veterinary clinic is in crisis,” wrote Dr. Kathleen Riley, in a Sept. 2nd email to Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, who was told that the island of Tutuila is experiencing an outbreak of leptospirosis.” Dr. Riley — a veterinarian currently licensed in three US states,...
Fofo Representative Andra Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Samoa News received several phone calls and emails over the last two week from local pet owners, airing their frustrations about the decision to bring Dr. Kenneth Lameta back to oversee the Veterinary Clinic in Tafuna. Dr. Lameta, who received his degree from the...
Dr. Melissa Shaw and a very large dog
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — According to the nonprofit organization Alofa Mo Meaola (AMM), since the departure of US certified veterinarian Dr. Kristen Jensen earlier this year in January, “the ASG Department of Agriculture has been unable to fulfill its legal mandate to provide animal control and...
Dogs left with no water or food
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Since the departure of Dr. Kristen Jensen in January, the ASG Department of Agriculture’s veterinary clinic has been without a U.S. licensed veterinarian. The slow decline of the clinic’s services was made evident throughout the one-week spay and neuter campaign in June...
A women with her dog at a free spay neuter clinic in American Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Samoa News received several phone calls last week, from local pet owners, airing out their frustrations over what they call the 'unprofessional' and 'unreliable' services of the new Dept. of Agriculture veterinarian, Dr. Kenneth Lameta. Samoa News understands that the...
Black and white kitten
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — It's the last month for free surgery at the ASG Department of Agriculture Veterinary Clinic.  In collaboration with the non-profit organization Coconut Mutts, the clinic has spayed and neutered over 200 animals for free over the last two months.  In December, any female...