Four Reasons to Choose our ​​​​​Veterinarians

at Petaluma Veterinary Hospital



Quality Care/AAHA Accredited

Petaluma Veterinary Hospital has been AAHA Accredited for over 30 years. So you know your pet will get the highest quality care possible from our veterinarians.

AAHA Accreditation is a rigerous process that puts our hospital among a select group (15%) of US animal hospitals. AAHA Accredited hospital are recognized as the finest in the industry and 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. But our veterinarians and staff understand that most pets are scared, not mean.

The “Fear Free” Certification Program teaches handling methods that provide calming environments. Using these techniques leads to fewer anxiety triggers, less stress, and a better experience for you and your pet.

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

We Treat Clients as Partners

Our veterinarians understand that our clients want to be part of the decision making process. Through client communication our veterinarians will explain things in terms that you can understand, This process sets us apart from other animal hospitals.

During diagnosis, we explain why we recommend certain tests and their potential value. Then we share what the test results mean, and treatment options.

By communicating at each step along the way we treat our clients as partners, and we make decisions together.

We Have the Best Signs!

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

Our Veterinary Services

Animal hospital veterinarian services at Petaluma Veterinary Hospital

Meet Our Veterinarians and Staff

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.