About Petaluma Veterinary Hospital
Welcome to Petaluma Veterinary Hospital, a family-owned, full-service small animal hospital and clinic, providing medical, surgical, and dental care for pets from Petaluma, Penngrove, Cotati, Rohnert Park, and other parts of Sonoma County Since 1946. We are conveniently located with private parking on Petaluma Blvd. N., right across from the outlet mall.
You want the very best for your pets and choosing a veterinarian is a big decision. That’s why we became AAHA Accredited over 30 years ago, to assure that your pets will get state-of-the-art care. Only 15% of hospitals choose to go through a rigorous evaluation process to earn AAHA Accreditation and to become dedicated to the highest standards of veterinary care possible.
What happens to your pet when we have another power shutdown? Don't worry, our large 25kw natural gas generator will keep the power on throughout the hospital, including our surgical and dental suites. A state-of-the-art AAHA Accredited veterinary hospital needs a backup power plan!
Meet our veterinarians
Dr. Robert Titchenal - DVM
He received his DVM from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, and won the Merck award as the top student/clinician in his class. His mother claims that he knew from the time he was a little boy that he wanted to be a veterinarian.
Dr. Angela Smith - DVM
She practiced for five years in the Chicago suburbs before moving to California and joining Petaluma Veterinary Hospital in December 2001. After working with Dr. T. for 15 years, she purchased the practice in April 2016. Pain management and animal behavior are two of her special interests.
Dr. Kari Kristensen-McCulloch – BVSc
Dr. Kristensen was raised in Los Altos, CA. She earned a BA in Business Economics from Westmont College in Santa Barbara and a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Liverpool in the UK which was “a great adventure and very hard work”.
Give your pet the best care
See Why Our Patients Love Us!
It is extremely comforting
Best Vets around! We started taking our pets there in 1994 when Dr. Czarnecki was working with Dr. T. We had Sarah - yellow lab, and Lance - kitty cat). When Dr. C left then Dr. Smith started and she took great care of Sarah when she came down with bone cancer in 2006. She has a great sense of humor and is very caring and knowledgea