Petaluma Veterinary Hospital... Your Other Family Doctor!

Our Mission is to provide comprehensive, highest quality veterinary patient care and exceptional client service.
Our Motto is to treat every client like family and every pet as if it was our own.

Three reasons to bring your pets to Petaluma Veterinary Hospital:

Quality Care/AAHA Accredited 

Established in 1946, our hospital has provided the highest quality of veterinary care for 70 years. Together, Dr. Titchenal and Dr. Smith have over 60 years of experience. To ensure your pet gets the best medical care possible, we maintain AAHA accreditation and we stay abreast of the latest research, techniques, and equipment available in veterinary medicine. Only about 12% of US hospitals are accredited- and are recognized to be among the finest in the industry and consistently at the forefront of advanced veterinary medicine. (read more by clicking on the red AAHA logo).

Compassion/Fear Free Program

Many owners say their pet hates going to the veterinarian. We understand pets are often scared, not mean. The “Fear Free” Certification Program teaches methods and protocols that provide calming environments. This leads to fewer anxiety triggers and a better experience for everyone, especially our pet. We are in the process of learning and implementing these methods. Dr. Smith is “Fear Free” Certified, and our two senior veterinary technicians are in the process of certification. 

Communication/Clients as Partners

Communication with our clients, to explain things in terms that can be understood, sets us apart. During diagnosis, we discuss with our client why we may recommend certain tests, and their potential value; then we share test results and what they mean. After diagnosis we explain all treatment options. In doing this we treat our clients as partners, and we make decisions together.

Meet Our Team

Pet Examinations

Our pets are a part of our family, and every responsible owner wants to ensure that their pets are in the very best of health. Your pet may not be able to tell you what is wrong, but our examinations aim to discover the source of any problem, or indeed prevent them before they arise.