Practice Updates

Love Your Pet: helping your pets have a healthy 2016 

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 10:05:00 PM Categories: KHON2 loving your pet weight wellness

Getting in shape is a popular New Year’s Resolution- and people often include their pets in that goal! Dr. Cristina Miliaresis, owner and veterinarian Surf Paws Animal Hospital, gives us tips to start this exercise regime on the right foot… Or paw.

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Love Your Pet: Giving a pet for Christmas? 

Published: December 15, 2015, 9:23 am
Posted by Surf Paws Tuesday, December 15, 2015 10:24:00 PM Categories: KHON2 loving your pet

Thinking about giving someone a new pet for Christmas? In this Love Your Pet, Cristina Miliaresis, a veterinarian as well as the owner of Surf Paws Animal Hospital, and Fran Freitas, head technician shared with Diane Ako some things to consider first.

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First dog on Oahu gets stem cell therapy 

Friday, September 7, 2012 8:13:00 AM Categories: Ligament injuries orthopedic stem cell therapy Tendon injuries

A 13-year-old dog who was barely able to walk is back on his paws thanks to stem cell therapy. Before the treatment Kumba suffered from arthritis so bad he could barely get off the floor.

Two months later his owners say Kumba is like a new dog. "Now he's up every day, if we get up and he's excited he'll romp around in the backyard like a horse galloping again and it's so nice to see, it's so nice," said Rumi Hospodar, Kumba's owner.


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Stem-Cell Surgery Loosens Up Dog's Arthritic Limbs 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 8:30:00 AM Categories: stem cell therapy

Stem-Cell Surgery Loosens Up Dog's Arthritic Limbs

Kumba - Before and After 

Saturday, September 1, 2012 8:24:00 AM Categories: Ligament injuries orthopedic stem cell therapy Tendon injuries

Kumba is a 13 year old Rottweiler-Labrador mix who suffered from severe osteoarthritis.

The after footage (starts at 1:50) are 7 weeks post therapy and the latest was taken on 8.11.2012.

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Kumba 7 weeks post stem cell therapy 

Saturday, August 11, 2012 11:53:00 PM

This is a home footage of Kumba, our stem cell therapy patient from June.

 Kumba is a 13 year old Lab-Rotiweiler mix who suffered from severe osteoarthritis. 

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New stem cell treatment restores pets' mobility 

Friday, June 22, 2012 9:12:00 AM

"Surf Paws Animal Hospital on Thursday administered a new stem cell therapy treatment to 13-year-old Kumba. Kumba's owner, Rumi Hospodar, watched through the window as he was carried back from surgery."

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 22, 2012
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Stem cell therapy in Hawaii going to the dogs 

Friday, June 22, 2012 8:36:00 AM Categories: stem cell therapy

Cutting-edge technology is helping Hawaii's pets live better lives for months, even years.

We were there as a beloved dog named Kumba received one of the first-ever, in-clinic stem cell therapy surgeries in the islands. 13 year old Kumba doesn't know he's a guinea pig. The Rottweiler-Lab mix is one of the first in Hawaii to undergo the stem cell procedure at Surf Paws in Hawaii Kai.

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In-Clinic stem cell procedure at Surf Paws 

Thursday, June 21, 2012 7:59:00 PM Categories: alternative surgery healing orthopedic stem cell therapy

Stem Cell technology does not involve embryonic stem cells; MediVet-America’s Stem Cell kits use the adult animal’s own stem cells taken from their fat, to heal and repair, therefore there are no ethical issues and the method is extremely safe. We have seen dramatic improvement in pain relief and range of motion for dogs and cats. Moreover, if you have pet insurance, some companies may cover eighty percent of the cost. In this video Dr Cristina Miliaresis/Surf Paws Animal Hospital and Carole Spangler Vaughn, Ph.D./MediVet Hawaii LLC. For additional information or questions, please call our office at 395-3647.

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In-clinic stem cell therapy for animals comes to Honolulu 

Thursday, June 21, 2012 9:22:00 AM Categories: stem cell therapy

veterinary stem cell surgery at Surf Paws Animal HospitalStem cell therapy has shown to have success in treating animals diagnosed with arthritis and other degenerative diseases.  Now, the treatment is more convenient and affordable.

Stem cell therapy for animals uses an adult animal's own stem cells to help them heal themselves.  The first in-clinic stem cell therapy procedure for animals in Honolulu was performed Thursday.

13-year-old Kumba might think he's a puppy, but he shows his age when he walks and as he struggles to get up.

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