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Our Practice

We are a full-service animal hospital providing comprehensive pet healthcare services in Visalia, 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 the Central Valley and Fresno areas.

  • Dr. Kelly Tarkington


    Dr. Tarkington’s first job was as a Kennel Assistant at 16. She worked , learned, and earned her way to become a Veterinary Technician while gaining her degree in Animal Science at Fresno State. She has been with Companion Animal Medical Center in many advancing roles since the year 2000. She received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Western University of Health Science in 2015. Her professional interest is in the fields of surgery(where she has shown particular aptitude) , behavior, dentistry, and hospice care. When not working with her patients, she loves spending time with her own beasts- human and animal alike. She also loves gardening, cooking, and going to the beach and Disneyland.Dr. Kelly Tarkington

  • Kayla

    Practice Manager

    Kayla started at Companion Animal Medical Center in 2014 as a kennel assistant. Due to her reliability and learning adeptness she became the “go to person”. She is proficient in anesthesiology, dentistry, and nursing care. She rapidly became a Veterinary Technician and now a Practice Manager. Kayla is taking online classes and soon will have her RVT. Her passion for animals allows her to care for her patients with the same compassion she gives her own pets.

  • Rhonda

    Office Manager

    Rhonda has been at Companion Animal Medical Center since 2008 both up front as a receptionist and behind the scenes managing the day-to-day responsibilities. Her motivation and joy are simple , it comes from the interactions with the clients and their pets. She cherishes these relationships that she had developed through the years. For Rhonda every day brings on new stories to tell and every day is an adventure.

  • Jasmine

    Veterinary Assistant

    Jasmine is not one to take the easy route. While working full time at Companion Animal, she is entering her second year at Fresno State as a pre-veterinarian. She is working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science . She is very proud of being the first one in her family to work on her college degree. She has easily mastered assisting in anesthesiology and surgery. She also has exceptional patient care with clients loved ones. There is no doubt that she will continue through life caring for animals with the DVM title after her name.

  • Jenn

    Veterinary Assistant

    Jenn came to companion animal medical center August 2021 as a Veterinarian Technician. Jenns passion is assisting with dentistry which she has become proficient at and assisting with surgeries.  Jenn uses her knowledge to excel in our dentals and surgeries that are performed her at the clinic. Outside of the clinic Jenn has a young daughter she spends time with out on her farm where they have not only dogs ,and cats, but also chickens.

  • Krystiana


    Krystiana start at Companion Animal during one of the hardest times -2020 covid. While others were staying home, she was launching her career. Her goal, besides helping people as a receptionist, is to be crossed train as a Veterinary Assistant. Krystiana feels this will give her a greater opportunity to help better the lives of pets that she cares so much about.