Four Reasons to Visit our Veterinarians
at Petaluma Veterinary Hospital

Quality Care/AAHA Accredited

AAHA Accreditation means your pets will get the highest quality care possible from our veterinarians.

This is rigerous process that puts us in select group of only 15% of US animal hospitals.

AAHA Accredited hospitals are recognized as the best in the industry.

They are consistently at the forefront of advanced veterinary medicine.

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Compassion/Fear Free Pet Handling

Some pets hate going to the veterinarian and act accordingly. We understand that most pets are scared, not mean.

The “Fear Free” Certification Program teaches special handling methods to help calm the pet.

Using these techniques leads to fewer anxiety triggers, less stress, and a better experience for everyone, especially your pet.

Dr. Smith is “Fear Free” Certified and our staff utilizes as many of the "Fear Free" handling methods as possible.

We Treat Clients as Partners

We understand that clients want to be part of the decision making process.

So our veterinarians try to explain things in terms that you can understand. We think this sets us apart from other animal hospitals.

During diagnosis we explain why we recommend certain tests and their potential value.

Then we explain what the test results mean, and we discuss treatment options.

Client communication at each step along the way enables us to make decisions together.

We Have the Best Signs!

"Petaluma Veterinary Hospital's signs are just purr-fect!"

Meet Our Veterinarians

Pet Examinations

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