We are a full-service animal hospital providing comprehensive pet healthcare services in Chico, CA. Our veterinarians offer a wide variety of medical, surgical, and dental services. Our hospital has advanced equipment and technologies, including comprehensive in-house testing for accurate diagnosis, digital x-ray, surgical suites, dental suites, and a pharmacy. We are committed to providing quality care at every stage of your pet's life. From routine preventive care to early detection and treatment of a wide range of conditions and diseases, we have the expertise to provide the highest standard of care for your pet. We also serve Hamilton City, Orland, Corning, and Oroville.
DABVP + Medical Director
I am a 1990 graduate of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine; 1996 Masters of Science in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. In 2011, I was the President of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP). As the spokesperson for the AAFP initiative Cat-Friendly Practice, I also speak at major conferences around the country.
DVM, MS, DABVP Feline
My Pets include: my dog Lucca and two Burmese cats, Bodaishin and Andy
I joined the Chico Hospital for Cats staff in January 2013. I received a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University in 1977 and earned my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University in 1982. I am currently the treating DVM for Radioactive Iodine therapy for feline hyperthyroidism and a current member of AAFP, AVMA, CVMA & NVVMA. My other interests include hiking, reading, doing crossword puzzles and watching movies.
My Pets include Snoopy, a miniature long hair dachshund rescued from the Butte Humane Society as well as Meme and Yuki, 2 cats adopted from Chico Hospital for Cats.
Originally from Los Angeles, California, I completed veterinary school at the University of California, Davis. While in vet school, I worked at a feline-only practice strengthening my technical skills. I became the Feline Medicine Club’s wet lab coordinator, providing students with hands-on opportunities outside the classroom to learn about cats. I also became the Education Coordinator for the Knights Landing One Health Clinic. Aside from teaching the community about veterinary care, such as common household pet toxins, I was a Spanish translator assisting in communication between doctors and clients. I was a trap, neuter, and release volunteer for the SPCA and Coalition for Community Cats and a member of The Orphan Kitten Project as a coordinator. During my clinical year in vet school, I spent a month on externships at feline specialty practices working with renowned feline specialists.
My future goal is to become board certified in feline medicine. My interests in feline medicine include geriatric medicine, hyperthyroidism, and urinary tract disease. I speak Spanish and I am a current member of AAFP, AVMA, CVMA, and SAVMA.
My pets include: Two sweet dogs, a Pitbull mix named Barney and Charlie, a Snoodle mix. The most handsome cat, Grey Grey and a Pacman frog named Inky. Hopefully a Maine Coon kitten in the near future!
I graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2022 and joined the team at Chico Hospital for Cats. I’ve always had a passion for feline medicine and spent my time in veterinary school learning as much as I can about caring for our beloved felines. At UC Davis, I was president of the Feline Medicine Club and a coordinator/foster for the Orphan Kitten Project. I have been awarded the Feline Clinical Practice Scholarship by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation and EveryCat Health Foundation in 2020, and the Thayer Family EveryCat Leadership Award in 2021. My goal is to become board certified in feline practice. Outside of the clinic, I love to cook, read, and visit local restaurants and breweries.
My Pets include: an American Eskimo Dog named Sugar, a seal point Siamese named Lucy, and an orange tabby named Penny Lane.
I joined the Chico Hospital for Cats team in February 2010. I received an AS degree in Animal Health Technology as well as my Registered Veterinary Technician license in 1978. I helped develop and earned a VTS in Dentistry in 2008. I am currently a member of NVVMA, CVMA, AAFP, NAVTA, ADVT, and the Cat-Friendly Practice Advisory Board. My hobbies include fitness, hiking, traveling, cooking, science fiction & fantasy as well as teaching veterinarians, technicians, and support staff about dentistry and Cat Friendly Practice techniques.
My Pets include Trilby a mini Aussie, Dale a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Kitty Boy a Burmese cat, Missy Moo Moo a Domestic Shorthair, Lady Bug an APHA (paint horse), and Justin & Indy miniature horses.
I joined the Chico Hospital for Cats staff in April 2013. I received a Bachelor of Science in Evolution and Ecology from UC Davis. I earned my Veterinary Technician license through the Yuba College Veterinary Technician Program. I enjoy baking, ballroom dancing and rescuing/fostering animals.
My Pets include: I have several dogs and cats!
I was fortunate to be able to intern at Chico Hospital for Cats for the Certified Veterinary Assistant program starting in April 2015. I officially joined the team in September 2015. I went to school in Istanbul, Turkey. During my off hours, I enjoy podcasts, sports and movies.
My pets include: 3 cats – China, Figaro and Tater. My newest family addition is a tortoise named Papyon.
I joined the Chico Hospital for Cats team in May 2007. I have a AA in Biology from Butte College. I am currently enrolled in the Certified Veterinary Assistant program through Animal Care Technologies. When I’m not at work, I like to go hiking, gardening and cooking.
My pets include: Four cats, PePe, Oni, Friedo & Dharma
I joined the Chico Hospital for Cats Team in April 2018. I have a minor in Psychology from the University of Southern California and majored in American Indian Studies at Arizona State University. I completed my CVA certificate in April 2018. I am also a Certified Massage Therapist. In my spare time, I foster and help CCC and NCA. I also enjoy hiking, reading, and trying new restaurants and wineries.
My pets include: 8 resident cats, 3 long term foster cats and 2 dogs.
During a winters storm, I was found in a pump house. Because I was wet and bedraggled, my rescuer thought at first glance I was a skunk! Luckily he brought me to Chico Hospital for Cats and I, of course, melted everyone’s heart and have lived here ever since. I love to greet clients as well as other kitties, do quality control on our veterinary diets and new toys. Sometimes I’m asked to babysit kittens and help with office tasks. I make a superb paper weight. When I’m not working, I enjoy napping in warm laundry, playing Ready-Set-Go, snuggling and sitting in my outdoor room “catio” watching the jays.