Four Reasons to Visit Petaluma Veterinary Hospital
Your Other Family Doctor - Your VeterinarianOur Mission: provide high quality, comprehensive veterinary patient care along with exceptional client service.
Our Motto: treat every client like family and every pet as if it was our own.
History: Serving Petaluma, Penngrove, Cotati, & Rohnert Park since 1946Petaluma Veterinary Hospital was established in 1946 by Dr. John McChesney as the only practice on the west side. Over the years other owners managed and grew the practice.
In 1985, Dr. Robert Titchenal became the sole owner and managed it for 31 years until it was sold to Dr Angela Smith in 2016.
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.
Dr. Angela Smith, who worked with Dr. Titchenal for 15 years, purchased the practice in April 2016 and continues with the same philosophy. Dr. T. now works part-time and Dr. Valerie Cantrel joined PVH in 2016 as full-time veterinarian.
AAHA Accredited - for 30+ yearsPetaluma Veterinary Hospital has been AAHA Accredited since 1986. This distinction insures that our patients get the highest quality veterinary care possible. Accreditation by the American Animal Hospital Association is not mandatory. Consequently only about 15% of all veterinary hospitals choose to go through the rigorous evaluation process required to become accredited.
Every 3 years we undergo comprehensive on-site evaluations on approximately 900 standards of veterinary excellence. Areas evaluated include quality of care, pain management, surgery, pharmacy, laboratory, exam facilities, medical records, cleanliness, emergency services, dental care, diagnostic imaging, anesthesiology, and continuing education.
Why is AAHA Accreditation so Important?By selecting our AAHA Accredited hospital, you will know that your pet will receive high-quality care from a hospital that holds itself to a higher standard. AAHA Accredited hospitals are recognized as the finest in the industry and are consistently at the forefront of advanced veterinary medicine.
Three more reasons to visit Petaluma Veterinary Hospital
1) Client Communication:We know you want to be part of the process. Throughout diagnosis, our veterinarians expain recommended tests why they are of value. Then they explain test results, treatment options and costs. This way we can make decisions together.
Here is an actual client testimonial: "Dr. Smith took her time to find the exact location of my dog's injury (soft tissue v. bone) and advised of options and costs before further treatment. In spite of being very busy, they were able to x-ray without sedation, and go over results with me".