VCA Companion Animal Hospital

Ilona Lanning, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, University of California, Davis


Dr. Lanning grew up in the bay area, went to UC Davis as an undergraduate, and received a Bachelors degree in Genetics before completing her D.V.M. degree. She and her family moved to the Redding area in 1999, and she has been a veterinarian at VCA Companion since June of that year.  Her favorite part of the job besides the animals (of course) is establishing long term relationships with her clients and fostering the bond between humans and their furry family members.  She has a special interest in dermatology and gastroenterology.    


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.