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.

Here are three reasons to bring your pets to Petaluma Veterinary Hospital:

Quality Care/AAHA Accredited

Established in 1946, our petaluma vet hospital has provided the highest quality animal hospital care for 70 years. Together, Dr. Titchenal and Dr. Smith have over 60 years of experience. We maintain AAHA accreditation to ensure your pet gets the best quality care possible. Only about 12% of US animal hospitals are accredited--and these are recognized to be among the finest in the industry and are 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 an animal hospital. We understand that 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 your pet. we at Petaluma Veterinary Hospital is are in the process of learning and implementing these "Fear Free" methods. Dr. Smith is “Fear Free” Certified, and our senior veterinary technicians are in the process of certification.

We Treat Clients as Partners

Client communication, to explain things in terms that clients can understand, sets us apart from other animal hospitals. During diagnosis, we explain why we recommend certain tests, and the potential value of these tests. Then we share test results and what they mean. After the diagnostic process is complete, we explain the treatment options. By communicating at each step along the way, we treat our clients as partners, and we make decisions together.

Our Services


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.