veterinary services  Novato, CA
Here at Novato Veterinary Hospital, we are pleased to have a large amount of veterinary services available for our patients. We are proud to be able to serve Novato, CA and our surrounding communities to give your pet the best care that they deserve!

Our staff at Novato Veterinary Hospital is filled with passionate animal lovers who are here to help you and your pet! They are highly trained and dedicated to making sure that your pets receive the care and compassion they deserve every time they walk in the door!

We offer the following services to keep your pets healthy:

Advanced Digital X-rays  Novato, CA

Advanced Digital X-rays

Sometimes, though, we need to look a bit closer. Whether they are suffering from an injury, have ingested a foreign object, or are having a different problem with an unknown cause, we may need to perform diagnostic testing to assess the issue. At Novato Veterinary Hospital, we rely on digital x-ray equipment to peer inside our patients’ bodies and get a close look at their bones, ligaments, and internal organs. We have our own state-of-the-art digital x-ray in Novato and use this technology to provide the best care to our patients.


Compared to traditional x-ray, the benefits of digital x-ray are numerous. For starters, this technology is much faster and allows us to capture crisp, clear images in seconds. We can view the images immediately, magnify them, and easily share them with other veterinary professionals when necessary.

In addition, digital x-rays expose patients to significantly less radiation, and only light sedation is typically needed. This makes the procedure safe for nearly all animals.


If your pet needs diagnostic imaging, trust Novato Veterinary Hospital for digital x-rays in Novato. Our state-of-the-art equipment enables us to capture and view high-quality images in a matter of seconds with next to no risk to your furry friend. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment.


Novato Veterinary Hospital provides digital x-rays for dogs and cats in Novato, Rohnert Park, Petaluma, San Rafael, Vallejo, Larkspur, Corte Madera, and the surrounding areas.

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C-Section  Novato, CA


We are highly skilled when it comes to c-sections for breeds such as English Bulldogs, Frenchies and Pugs. These breeds have large heads that can become stuck in the mother’s birth canal.

Over 80% of bulldog litters are delivered by c-section, and because of their body type certain breeds will typically need a c-section to give birth, or whelp.

That’s why we are proud to have expert surgeons who are knowledgeable and experienced when it comes to performing c-sections on these breeds. As a pet owner you want the best for your pet, and that is what our surgeons provide.

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Dental Care  Novato, CA

Dental Care

If your pet’s teeth or gums are in poor condition, they can suffer from pain, infections, and even systemic illness. While it’s important to care for your dog or cat’s teeth at home, it is vital to bring them in for professional cleanings and exams. At Novato Veterinary Hospital, we provide expert pet dental care in Novato and would be honored to have your furry friend as our newest patient.


Dental disease is a common problem among pets. In fact, most dogs over the age of four suffer from some sort of tooth and/or gum disease. While these problems often start out causing minor issues like tooth discoloration or bad breath, they quickly become much more serious. Without proper treatment, problems affecting the teeth and/or gums can lead to:

  • Tooth loss
  • Pain
  • Difficulty eating
  • Infections
  • Kidney, heart, or liver disease
  • Premature death

Bringing your pet in for routine dental checkups and cleanings is the best way to protect them from these potentially serious issues. During your pet’s dental appointment, we use anesthesia to keep them safe and comfortable. The use of anesthesia also allows us to thoroughly clean below the gum line where bacteria and plaque lurk. The vet will also take a close look at your dog or cat’s teeth and extract any that are seriously damaged.


For expert pet dental care in Novato, trust the team right here at Novato Veterinary Hospital. We are here to help you determine whether your pet needs dental care and get them on a schedule for routine cleanings and exams. To request additional information or schedule an appointment, please reach out to us today.


Novato Veterinary Hospital provides pet dental care for dogs and cats in Novato, Rohnert Park, Petaluma, San Rafael, Vallejo, Larkspur, Corte Madera, and the surrounding areas.

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Emergency & Urgent Care  Novato, CA

Emergency and Urgent Care

Our staff is dedicated and well trained to handle emergencies of all types. If you’re experiencing an emergency, please call us immediately. Our team of professionals will be able to determine the best course of action for your pet.

Geriatric Care  Novato, CA

Geriatric Care

Preventative medicine is important when our pets are young, but as our pets age, and become prone to certain disease processes, annual exams and blood work becomes even more critical.

Annual exams and blood work to check liver and kidney values, along with thyroid function have the potential to alert us to early changes that may give us valuable information about your pet’s health. We understand the changes your pet will have as they become older, and we also know the importance of keeping your pet healthy as they enter their golden years.

Please call us today at (415) 897-2173 to learn more about caring for your senior pet.

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Health Certificates  Novato, CA

Health Certificates

If you want to travel internationally with your pet, you need to plan ahead. Since each country is different, you will have to contact the embassy or consulate where you are going to find out what you need to do.

Though every country has different requirements, most require a health certificate that is done by a USDA-accredited veterinarian. Luckily, we have a USDA-accredited veterinarian. If you are not a client, you need to make sure you bring your pets’ records in with you to the examination.

At the time of your pets’ examination, we will go over the forms that you need. There are times when we will have to run some tests to ensure that your pet is healthy enough for travel. We may also have to treat your pet prior to traveling.

You will always need a health certificate and proof of vaccination. You may also need a microchip and blood tests. Many countries require that your pet get treated for parasites prior to travel. You may also need certificates for the airplane ride.

Since each country is different and we can’t stay up to date will all of the changes in each one, it is important that you call ahead and know what you need. Then, we will make sure that your pet is all ready to go!

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Hospice and Euthanasia  Novato, CA

Hospice and Euthanasia

Saying goodbye to your pet can be extremely difficult. The process can be emotionally and mentally draining. We don’t want you to be alone at the end stages of a pets’ life, and we promise to do everything we can to make it easier on you and your pet. Most of all, we promise to treat each case with compassionate and understanding care.

Knowing when the time is right can be a difficult choice. There are many factors that go into deciding to euthanize a pet, and it is a personal issue that differs from pet owner to pet owner. But every pet owner is inevitably faced with making that tough decision, and we want to be there alongside you to aid in any way we can.

If you have special requests, please let us know and we will be sure to accommodate them. Dealing with the end of a pets’ life is never easy, but we want to do whatever we can to make the process less difficult.

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In-House Laboratory  Novato, CA

In-House Laboratory

We are very proud of our laboratory. We are able to perform many diagnostic tests quickly and efficiently in it. We can do many simple tests but are also able to offer some more complex ones, too! We are able to run heartworm tests, leukemia and FIV tests, and full blood work for those who are interested in it. There are also many other tests we offer our patients.

The best part of being able to run laboratory tests in our hospital is that we can diagnose your pets much sooner than if we had to send the blood work out to another laboratory. Whenever your pets are not feeling well, we can offer you results and a diagnosis in minutes instead of making you wait a day (or more) for the results.

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Onsite Diagnostics  Novato, CA

Onsite Diagnostics

We have state-of-the-art diagnostic tools that allow our staff to diagnose your pets’ condition or illness better. It is our commitment to stay on the cutting edge of diagnostic technology.

Having these advanced diagnostic tools allows us to examine specific areas more carefully and provide a quicker and more accurate diagnosis. We use many tools such as radiology, lab tests, and various other equipment and tests.

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Microchipping  Novato, CA


At Novato Veterinary Hospital, we are happy to offer microchipping. Every year, thousands and thousands of pets go missing. Not knowing where your pet is or how to bring them back can be a helpless, hopeless feeling. It’s a tragedy that happens all too often.

But there is a simple, safe, and effective way to ensure your pet’s safety and retrieval should he or she ever become lost. Microchipping is a standard procedure that implants a tiny chip underneath your pet’s fur. It is a painless and relatively fast procedure and is completely safe.

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Nutritional Counseling  Novato, CA

Nutritional Counseling

Unfortunately, there are a lot of pet foods out there, and it can be challenging to find the one that’s right for your canine companion or feline friend. Whether your pet seemingly lives to eat anything they can get in their mouth or are more of a picky eater, what you feed them can have a huge impact on their energy level and overall health. And with countless animals suffering from dietary issues and obesity, it is clear that many well-meaning pet parents are not fully aware of their companions’ nutritional needs.


Your pet’s diet plays a huge role in their overall health. What type of food you provide and how much you give your pet impacts their weight, energy level, and overall wellness. With so many different brands and formulas on the market, though, it can be difficult to determine exactly what your pet needs.

We can help. When you bring your pet in for nutritional counseling, we will weigh them and ask you questions about their current diet and activity level. We’ll also go over any known health issues they may have, such as diabetes, food allergies, kidney disease, and obesity. If your pet struggles to gain weight or keep excess weight off, we may also recommend further testing to get to the root of the problem.

From there, we will help you select food that meets your companion’s nutritional needs and will help with goals like weight loss or weight gain. The vet will make sure you know exactly how much often you should feed your furry friend, too.


For expert pet nutritional counseling in Novato, trust the team right here at Novato Veterinary Hospital. To find out more or to schedule an appointment for your dog or cat, please contact us today.


Novato Veterinary Hospital provides pet nutritional counseling for dogs and cats in Novato, Rohnert Park, Petaluma, San Rafael, Vallejo, Larkspur, Corte Madera, and the surrounding areas.

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Orthopedic Surgery  Novato, CA

Orthopedic Surgery

We offer a variety of solutions and treatments for your pets’ orthopedic issues. We understand that orthopedic problems can be a big challenge for both pets and pet owners so we are dedicated to working with you and communicating with you throughout the process.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about our orthopedic capabilities or how we can care for your pet, please contact us today at (415) 897-2173.

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Parasite Prevention  Novato, CA

Parasite Prevention

The idea of your pet being infested with parasites is a disturbing thought, but it’s also a medical issue that can have serious consequences if not properly dealt with or prevented. Parasites pose a variety of health issues for our pets, who can be very susceptible to certain parasites depending on age, region, and other factors.

At Novato Veterinary Hospital, we emphasize the importance of preventing parasites. Through preventative measures, you can successfully protect your pet. Pets that are not protected often develop parasites, leading to serious problems for them and their owners.

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Pain Management  Novato, CA

Pain Management

Pets that are in pain are miserable. For this reason, we will do whatever we can to keep your pets comfortable.

We have many different choices when it comes to treating apets’ pain. There are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs which are very helpful with mild pain. We also prescribe steroids which can offer a lot of relief. We also have stronger pain medications if the non-steroidal medications are not enough. We also offer glucosamine in tablets and injections to help with arthritis.

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Pharmacy  Novato, CA


It is our goal to provide you with complete veterinary care in a professional and accessible atmosphere. That is why we offer a fully stocked pharmacy to fill your pets’ prescription needs.

Having an on-site pharmacy provides you with a more convenient way to get your pets’ medication. We hope that this will save you time and ultimately enhance your experience with us.

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Puppy & Kitten Care  Novato, CA

Puppy and Kitten Care

Getting a new puppy or kitten is very exciting. You have a lot to look forward to. The great companionship that a good pet can bring is very rewarding. However, puppies and kittens come with a lot of responsibility and work. Here at Novato Veterinary Hospital, we are here to help you with your new addition.

First, you should always bring your new puppy or kitten in for a full nose-to-tail examination to make sure that you have a healthy new animal. You also want to get him or her familiar with our veterinary hospital.

We are also here to help you raise him or her to become a well-behaved and healthy adult by discussing many topics with you. Our friendly staff is well prepared to discuss vaccinations, nutrition, behavior, socialization, neutering, and much more! No question is off limits so please bring any questions along to your appointment. We are here to help you succeed at raising a good pet!
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Spay and Neuter  Novato, CA

Spay and Neuter

It also means doing your part to prevent unwanted litters and keep your pet from contributing to the already overwhelming number of homeless animals. At Novato Veterinary Hospital, we perform spaying and neutering in Novato, and we strongly recommend these routine procedures for the vast majority of our patients. If you have a dog or cat who is in need of spaying or neutering, we’d love to help.


Spaying and neutering prevent pregnancy and unwanted litters. While this is the most common reason for having a pet fixed, it certainly is not the only one. Having your pet spayed or neutered is an important step in ensuring their long-term health and happiness. It can even help them live a longer life.

These surgeries drastically reduce (or in some cases eliminate) the risk of certain types of cancer, including mammary, uterine, ovarian, and testicular. They also make pets less susceptible to diabetes and other endocrine disorders.

Having your dog or cat spayed or neutered can provide behavioral benefits, too. These procedures often curb roaming, aggression, howling, and other undesirable behaviors and make living with pets more enjoyable.


When you bring your pet to us for spaying and neutering in Novato, we will assess them to make sure they are healthy enough to undergo surgery. We’ll also talk to you about your pet’s age, breed, and risk factors to help you determine whether spaying/neutering is the right choice for them.

During surgery, your pet will be closely monitored. We will do everything possible to ensure their comfort and safety every step of the way. Afterward, you will be provided with detailed aftercare instructions to ensure that your furry friend heals up perfectly.

Having your pet spayed or neutered is a responsible choice that can improve – or even save – their life. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.


Novato Veterinary Hospital performs spaying and neutering for dogs and cats in Novato, Rohnert Park, Petaluma, San Rafael, Vallejo, Larkspur, Corte Madera, and the surrounding areas.

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Vaccinations  Novato, CA


That’s why we strongly recommend having your dog or cat vaccinated. When you choose to vaccinate your furry friend, you are doing your part to strengthen their immune system and protect them from potentially deadly diseases, including Rabies, Parvo, Panleukemia, Distemper, Calicivirus, and more. Whether you have recently brought home a new puppy or kitten or have an older pet who is due for a booster, we can help get (and keep) them on the right track toward a healthy, disease-free life.


We believe that having your pet vaccinated is extremely important. However, we also believe it is crucial to avoid over-vaccinating them. Rather than taking a “one-size-fits-all” approach, we take the time to get to know our patients and consider several lifestyle factors when determining which vaccines they need.

While some vaccinations – including Rabies – are needed for all pets, some are not. The vaccines that all dogs and cats need are called “core” vaccines, while those that are only necessary for some pets are known as “lifestyle” vaccines. Our team will get to know you and your pet and ask a variety of questions – such as whether your pet frequents boarding facilities or attends doggy daycare – to assess which vaccines your furry friend truly needs. This prevents over-vaccination while ensuring that your dog or cat is protected from the illnesses they are most likely to encounter.


For safe and effective pet vaccinations in Novato and the nearby communities, trust Novato Veterinary Hospital. We take pride in doing what’s right for our patients and will do everything we can to keep your dog or cat healthy and happy. To find out more or schedule an appointment, contact us today.


Novato Veterinary Hospital provides core and lifestyle vaccinations for dogs and cats in Novato, Rohnert Park, Petaluma, San Rafael, Vallejo, Larkspur, Corte Madera, and the surrounding areas.

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Wellness Exams  Novato, CA

Wellness Exams

At Novato Veterinary Hospital, we strongly recommend keeping up with wellness and preventative care for your furry friend, and our team is here to help you do just that. We offer a complete range of services intended to protect your pet from illness and detect signs of problems before they become serious. For comprehensive pet wellness care in Novato and the surrounding areas, we have you covered!


The goal of a wellness appointment is to provide care to keep your pet healthy and look for signs of potential problems. We provide a complete range of services to meet that goal, including:

  • Physical Examinations
  • Vaccines (Core and Lifestyle)
  • Microchipping
  • Flea, Tick, and Heartworm Treatment and Prevention
  • Nutritional Counseling

When you bring your pet in for a wellness visit, we will perform a thorough snout-to-tail exam. This includes looking in their eyes, ears, and mouth, palpating their abdomen, and assessing their overall condition. We’ll also weigh them and check their temperature. The vet may discuss things like vaccinations and parasite prevention, too. And of course, they will happily address any questions that you may have.


For comprehensive pet wellness care in Novato, trust the compassionate team right here at Novato Animal Hospital. Whether you have a brand-new puppy or kitten, a senior pet, or anything in between, we are here to keep them healthy through evidence-based veterinary medicine and honest, loving care. Call now to schedule an appointment.


Novato Veterinary Hospital provides pet wellness care for dogs and cats in Novato, Rohnert Park, Petaluma, San Rafael, Vallejo, Larkspur, Corte Madera, and the surrounding areas.

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