Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Dr. Grune


Meet the legendary Dr. Grune, a true icon in the Big Island’s pet care scene!

Originally hailing from bustling Honolulu, Hawai’i, Dr. Grune has dedicated his life to serving our beloved furry companions since 1991. With an illustrious career spanning 38 years, Dr. Grune earned his Veterinary degree from Colorado State University and has worked with a dazzling array of animals, including the renowned tiger, Namaste, at Panaewa Zoo.

Beyond his veterinary prowess, Dr. Grune is a man of diverse passions. When he’s not in the clinic, you can find him capturing moments through his lens in photography, casting lines out on the water while fishing, or smashing a few volleys on the pickleball court. His surgical playlists, featuring the soulful tunes of Eric Clapton and Neil Young, are the stuff of local legend.

Dr. Grune’s journey began humbly, operating out of his trusty truck for appointments, lab tests, and even microscope sessions. Through sheer dedication and unwavering commitment, he founded the esteemed Big Island Pet Care Center, a beacon of compassionate care for the Hilo community.

Whether you’re a longtime resident or a newcomer, drop by to meet Dr. Grune and his team. Your fur babies will thank you! Register them today on our website and become part of our extended ohana.

about our clinic –
Big Island pet care center

Dr. Grune, a visionary in the field of veterinary medicine, founded our clinic in 1990. Opening his own practice was the realization of his lifelong dream—to deliver the highest level of care to animals in need.

Through his clinic, Dr. Grune has surpassed his expectations and provided comprehensive and compassionate care for dogs and cats throughout Hawaii. We prioritize client education and have created a comfortable space where pets and parents feel at ease.

Our lovely clinic is located within a retrofitted house. It exudes a warm and inviting atmosphere. The open-air lanai serves as our waiting room, and the surrounding landscaped grounds provide a serene environment to promote relaxation for your pet.

Our hands-on approach ensures that your furry friends receive personalized attention and care. We genuinely strive for the best for your pet and aim to build lasting relationships with both pets and their devoted owners. Our dedicated veterinarians and staff are here to meet all your pet healthcare needs.

Trust our experienced team to deliver top-notch veterinary services tailored to meet the unique needs of your furry companions in Keaau and Hawaiian Paradise Park. We accept walk-ins. Our services include pet urgent and emergency care, pet wellness exams, microchipping, pet dental care, spay and neuter surgeries, and more.