Companions Animal Hospital

2607 Esplanade
Chico, CA 95973


Becca R.V.T. Practice Manager

Becca R.V.T. Practice Manager and Kiwi

Becca Manninen has worked at Companions Animal Hospital since 2004.  She has gone from being a teenage kennel cleaner to co-owner and facility manager at Companions.  Companions has recently purchased an ultrasound machine, and Becca is developing her ultrasound skills! Her life outside of  work is busy with showing and training her Australian Cattle Dogs, Kiwi and Cashew.

Desi C.V.A.

Desi smile

Desi is our vintage soul here at Companions Animal hospital. She has a great sense of style, and personable nature anyone is bound to get along with. Desi is an avid animal, true crime, and horror movie lover. When she isn’t helping sick animals here at the office, you can find her snuggling up with her 6 rescue pups, watching crime shows, or studying how to improve her skills both as a Certified Veterinary Assistant and antique aficionado.

Tori C.V.A. 

Tori smile

Tori is a recent graduate of the local ROP Veterinary Assistant Program. She has passed her examination and is now a Certified Veterinary Assistant. As a C.V.A. here at Companions she is able assist with caring for the animals, as well as the clients. In her free time, she enjoys running with her dog Bella, a Labrador mix, and painting pet portraits.

Jacob C.S.C.

 Jacob and kitty

Jacob is a life-long animal lover. He grew up in Sacramento, but moved to Chico to attend college here because he loves the rural and small-town life. He initially joined our team in July of 2019 as a client service coordinator, but has begun assisting with the animals. Besides, working with us, he is also working as a canine training assistant. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with his dog Kitty, a sweet German Shepherd. Jacob trained Kitty for therapy dog work and together they recently passed the Pet Partner Therapy Dog evaluation.