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For the Wellbeing of Your Pets Through Companion Animal Care and Welfare

At the Akasaka Animal Hospital, we are committed to making a contribution to society by providing welfare, educational, and medical and care services for both animals and people through companion animal care and welfare. This means more than preventive healthcare for animals and treating sick pets. For us, the ideal companion animal care and welfare relates to all aspects of maintaining the optimum relationship between people and animals and we therefore offer holistic care to animals to maintain their overall wellness.

We continually strive to keep your pet, who is your companion and a member of your family, charming and healthy. Our comprehensive services range from vaccinations and other preventive care for young animals to training classes to make your pet a loved member of society, to regular checkups and preventive care for adult animals, and the like. Proper nutrition management and a grooming service in combination with a doctor’s examination also play significant roles in our animal healthcare. In recent years, as animals have come to enjoy much longer lives, they have tended to develop age-related diseases. Please feel free to consult us concerning even tiny things so that we can achieve early detection and provide the best possible care for the benefit of your pet.


Various Types of Support to Keep Your Pet Healthy

Based on our companion animal care and welfare approach, we provide support from various perspectives to maintain the good health of animals that are with you for life. We are proud to have a quality care environment that enables medical and surgical treatment, preventive medicine, regenerative medicine, genetic testing, and the like. In addition to medical care, we provide other services to support healthy lives for animals, including pre-pet consultations to give advice before living with an animal, training classes, a grooming service, and a sitting/boarding service.


A Clean and Bright Hospital

Putting animals first, we keep all areas clean. Our sunlit waiting room helps minimize stress for animals. Owners can feel comfortable too in this odor-free space. Our training room is spacious enough to accommodate comprehensive programs.


Social Contribution Activities for People and Animals

The Akasaka Animal Hospital engages in various social contribution activities, including our companion animal partnership program (CAPP), under which we, as volunteers, visit nursing homes, hospitals, and schools with companion animals to provide participants with opportunities to meet with animals. We have seen smiles blossom on countless faces when people have had contact with animals during our visits. We also promote a foster family search program that helps find new homes for sheltered dogs and cats.

Our Staff

  • Honorary Hospital Director

    Hiroko SHIBANAI

  • Innumerable animal owners have come to us for veterinary support for their pets. Our overriding objective is to help the animals that are beloved members of your family remain healthy and charming and enjoy long lives. Under our unique “companion animal care and welfare” concept, we are open 365 days a year and have the resources to respond to emergency needs. Pets today are treasured family members. In particular, dogs and cats have a long history of living with people and it is safe to say that these animals have become members of human society. Valuing the human-animal bond, we believe that it is important to provide the optimum treatment for animals. As a veterinarian, I remain committed to creating a society where people and animals live happily together. Living with animals means taking their lives here on Earth under our care.
    I hope you will feel free to consult us regarding anything about your companion animals.

    Hiroko SHIBANAI
    Honorary Hospital Director, Akasaka Animal Hospital
  • Hospital Director

    Akiko SHIBANAI

  • The Akasaka Animal Hospital was established by my parents in 1963 and as such has a long and distinguished history of serving animals and their owners. I myself grew up with animals that were always incredibly precious to me. When I was a little girl, I often used to think about how we might evacuate them if a major earthquake occurred. In recent years, human-animal relationships have taken a great stride forward. Just imagine a world without animals. Wouldn’t it be lonely? I believe that having animals around us also teach us what “gentleness” means.
    At the Akasaka Animal Hospital, we provide the latest veterinary services to keep our animal patients healthy and propose the “companion animal care and welfare” best suited to each family. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you notice that something is wrong with your loved one.

    Akiko SHIBANAI
    Hospital Director
  • Medical Director

    Takuya ISHIDA

  • For as long as I can remember, dogs and cats have been part of my life. My father was a veterinarian and so being with animals was as natural as a house having walls and ceilings. I always lived with dogs and cats until I left my parents’ home when I got married. Then I lived with a new cat and losing him to kidney failure was an extremely difficult experience. The sorrow that filled my heart back then comes back to me vividly even today. That incident was the starting point for my career as a veterinarian. Because I have experienced the loss of a treasured family member, I am able to put myself in the position of each owner who comes to us and make a diagnosis as if the patient were my own pet. Putting “what makes the animal happiest” first, I choose and implement the best possible treatment.

    Takuya ISHIDA
    Medical Director

Hospital Info

  • Hospital Name

    Akasaka Animal Hospital

  • Address

    Akabishi Bldg. 2F, 4-1-29 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052 Japan

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  • Hours

    Monday – Friday: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm & 2:15 pm to 6:00 pm
    Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm & 2:15 pm to 5:00 pm

  • Note

    We are open 365 days a year but shorter opening hours apply on December 31 and January 1 and 2.

  • Emergency Service

    Note: Please be sure to call us before coming to the hospital.

  • House Visits

    Please feel free to consult us if visiting the hospital is difficult due to your age or a disability.

  • Payment

    Cash and credit cards accepted

3-minute walk from Exit A at Akasaka-Mitsuke station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza and Marunouchi lines.
5-minute walk from Exit 9a at Nagatacho station on the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon, Nanboku, and Yurakucho lines.
Note: Please check with us if you prefer to use a pet-taxi service.