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Welcome to Care Animal Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Redding, CA
Call us at (530) 244-2287

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If you live in Redding or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. CARE Animal Hospital has 2 full time and 1 part time, licensed CA veterinarians, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and well being are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Care Animal Hospital is a full service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. CARE also offer luxury canine and feline boarding as well as grooming. The Veterinarians at CARE have years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Redding veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (530) 244-2287 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Redding veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- and you can find directions on our Contact Us page! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Redding pet owners.

At Care Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Kara Tennant
Redding Veterinarian | Care Animal Hospital | (530) 244-2287

20 Hilltop Drive Suite C
Redding, CA 96003


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Meet Our Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. David Luaces

    Dr. Luaces was born and raised in Redding, California. He is a 1998 graduate of Washington State University with a B.S. degree in Microbiology.  He is also a 2002 graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine having finished his clinical year at North Carolina State University. 

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  • Dr. Kara Tennant
    Veterinarian/Medical Director

    Dr. Tennant grew up in Sacramento, California and graduated with a B.S. in Biology from the University of California, Riverside in 2001. She then attended St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine in Grenada, West Indies and graduated in 2006.

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  • Dr. Diana Fantov
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Fantov was born and raised in California, but spent the first part of her veterinary career in Oregon. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin, School of Veterinary Medicine in 1990, she worked for 5 years as a mixed animal practitioner on the beautiful Oregon Coast.

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  • Dr. Nina Akana
    Associate Veternarian

    Dr. Nina Akana was raised just up the road in Siskiyou County, in the small town of Montague.  She attended College of the Siskiyous for two years before transferring to UC Davis where she graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and minor in Animal Science.

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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Care Animal Hospital is wonderful and this is by far the best place to take your pet. I have been to several other veterinary hospitals and nothing compares to the friendliness of the staff and their compassion for taking care of animals. The staff is extremely knowledgeable on pet healthcare. The doctors are excellent and willing to answer all of your questions. After visiting care, I wouldn’t take my pets anywhere else."
    Danielle B. / Redding, CA
  • "Best vet/animal care facility I’ve ever dealt with. They were so accommodating when I had to put my 15 year old dog to sleep. Jaime and Dr. Tennant were amazing. I got his ashes back today in a beautiful cedar Urn, a ceramic plate of his paw prints with his name, and a very sweet poem � Thank you for everything you guys did for me."
    Shanda Kessler