Things to Know - Petaluma Veterinary Hospital ​and Clinic

Welcome to Petaluma Veterinary Hospital- Serving Petaluma, Penngrove, Cotati, Rhonert Park and Sonoma County Since 1946


Our motto:
"treat clients like family and pets as if they were our own."

We hope you call to become part of our family!!


Who are we?

PVH is a family owned, non-corporate, small animal hospital and clinic on Petaluma Blvd. N. in Petaluma CA, with private parking. We are right across from the entrance to the outlet mall so our location is an easy drive from Penngrove, Cotati, Petaluma and Rohnert Park. You may have seen our friendly signs.

Since 1946 our animal hospital has been providing medical, surgical and dental services to pets and clients from Petaluma, Penngrove, Cotati, Rohnert Park and Novato- even Santa Rosa and other areas of Sonoma and Marin counties.

We do everything from routine annual exams to diagnosis and treatment for sick dogs and cats, surgery, dentistry, vaccinations, Flea/Tick threatment and Heartworm testing. When your pet needs specialized surgery, we bring in a board certified specialty surgeon to perform the surgery right here in our hospital.

PVH has been AAHA Accredited for 30+ years to insure that your pets get the quality care that they deserve, and that is required from all AAHA accredited animal hospitals (only 15% are accredited).

​​​​​​​Our staff is trained in low-stress handling techniques
to create a calm environment for your pets.

We know you want to be kept informed and to be part of the decision process, so we explain what diagnostic tests we recommend, and why. Then, after the diagnosis is made, we discuss treatment options with you- so we can make decisions together.


"We never push any tests or treatmens that aren't needed" ​​


​​​​​​​Here is a client testimonial about this: Dr. Smith is incredibly knowledgeable and recommends only things that are necessary. She is communicative and calls you directly with updates and results on your pet. Excellent staff and service overall." - Jamie N.

Click here for testimonials and reviews to see what clients really think about our animal hospital.

Petaluma Veterinary Hospital was established in 1946 by Dr. John McChesney as the only practice on the west side. In 1985, Dr. Robert Titchenal became the sole owner and managed PVH for 31 years until it was sold to Dr Angela Smith in 2016.

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Our Veterinarians

Dr. Titchenal's philosophy was to keep abreast of the latest research, techniques, and equipment in veterinary medicine to insure that his patients received the best medical care possible. That"s why PVH became AAHA Accredited so many years ago.

Dr. Angela Smith, worked with Dr. Titchenal for 15 years, purchased the practice in April 2016, and continues with the same philosophy.

How we are different?

​​AAHA Accredited

Only 15% of Veterinary hospitals are AAHA accredited. You want state-of-the-art care for your pet, and we provide it by being AAHA Accredited (30+ years). To achieve this we must meet the American Animal Hospital Association’s rigorous standards. Every 3 years we voluntarily undergo comprehensive onsite evaluations on 900 standards of veterinary excellence. Accreditation puts us in a very small group (15%) of top US hospitals and means your pet will receive state-of-the-art care from a hospital that holds itself to a higher standard.

Check out this video to learn more about what AAHA accredited really means: https://youtu.be/pSAc3yJqnAo?list=PLh7kkBKhsqa79c42tr4mtlRM7lTcmKoY9


Client Teamwork

We know you want to be part of the decision-making process, so client teamwork is key for us. If we recommend diagnostic tests we explain what they are, what they cost and why they are needed. Then we review test results and treatment options with you, so we can make decisions together. We never push anything that you don't need and we always discuss things with you first.


Reduced Stess

Your pet may be fearful and stressed when visiting the veterinarian. Our low-stress gentle handling techniques help to reduce fear and to create a calm environment for you and your pet..


​​​​​​​And yes, we are the people with the friendly sign on Petaluma Blvd. N., across from the outlet mall. Call our animal hospital to schedule an appointment.


Click here to see our TESTIMONIALS and REVIEWS. We invite you to join our family.