Our Team

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Companion is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to our mission, "Where your pet's health is our top priority, and excellent service is our goal," our hospital team relies on each other. Each team member is equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet. Teamwork is constant in our daily practice. From check-in to check-out, our team of pet lovers works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet. VCA Companion was voted best veterinary hospital in the north state in 2006.

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paw Team Spotlight
Ilona Lanning
DVM Medical Director

Dr. Lanning grew up in the Bay Area and went to UC Davis as an undergraduate where she received a bachelor's degree in Genetics before completing her DVM degree at UC Davis. She moved with her family to the Redding area in 1999, and has been a veterinarian at VCA Companion Animal Hospital since June of that year. She enjoys the Redding area with all of its outdoor activities and here she happily raises two boys with her husband. After over 20 years at VCA Companion Animal Hospital, she was excited to become the medical director to help promote the friendly atmosphere of the hospital where clients and staff can f...

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Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.


The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.

Pet Care Specialists

Just as we emphasize health, we also understand the value of providing a full line of care to our clients, which may include boarding and/or grooming services. Our team of caring and compassionate staff are here to offer your pets exceptional services that keep them feeling and looking their best while you're away.
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Our teams are united in our common purpose of taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.
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