Top Cat Vets of North Bay and Marin County

by | Sep 20, 2021

When it comes to cat care, you have options. The North Bay area has plenty of great vets, but which one is right for you and your cat? Not every pet needs the same kind of care, so it’s important to find a quality clinic that works for you. We’ve found seven of our favorite pet hospitals in the area, so whether you need a cat specialist, an acupuncturist, or a complete clinic for all your furry family members, we’ve got you covered.

Cat Clinic of Mill Valley

It should come as no surprise that Cat Clinic of Mill Valley works exclusively with cats, but did you know they operate on a walk-in basis? That’s right, you won’t need an appointment for a visit with this feline-focused vet. Established in 1968, this cozy dog-free zone was specially created to give cats the most purrsonalized care pawssible.


Wellness exams, dentistry, surgery, ultrasounds, diagnostics, and more.

Best for…

Cats who want specialized care in a clinic made just for them.

Pet Emergency and Specialty Center of Marin

Pet Emergency and Specialty Center of Marin knows that cats and dogs need veterinary care around the clock. That’s why their emergency clinic is fully staffed 24/7/365, helping keep your pets safe and healthy. This state of the art animal hospital was designed especially for advanced animal care, so there’s a complete ICU, in-house laboratory, MRI, and top of the line operating suites. This isn’t the place to go for regular checkups, but for cats who need a little TLC, PESCM is your best bet in North Bay.


Emergency pet care around the clock. Specialties including cardiology, diagnostics, internal medicine, neurology, nutrition, oncology, ophthalmology, and surgery by appointment. Regular wellness visits not available.

Best for…

Emergencies and cats who need advanced medical care.

South Novato Animal Hospital

South Novato Animal Hospital is an AAHA accredited clinic, which puts them in the top 15% of all veterinarians. Open for over 20 years, this clinic has developed a strong following of loyal pet families. Their in-house diagnostic lab means you can get results fast — and the staff of four skilled veterinarians means you can get specialized treatment for your cat right away.


Wellness exams, vaccines, dentistry, internal medicine, emergency care, cold laser therapy, acupuncture, and senior pet care.

Best for…

Pet parents who need answers fast and quality care all under one roof.

Terra Linda Veterinary Hospital

In San Rafael, Terra Linda Veterinary Hospital treats your furry family member like one of their own. Dr. Davis has owned Terra Linda since 1998, and works alongside Dr. Lie, who focuses on endocrinology, dermatology, and other specialties. This AAHA-accredited pet hospital also donates their skills and time to Marin Humane, providing low-cost pet spay and neuter surgeries to the community.


Wellness exams, vaccinations, dentistry, counseling, microchips, diagnostics, surgery, pharmacy, and much more.

Best for…

People who want an award-winning pet hospital with great community involvement.

Sausalito Animal Hospital

Because Sausalito Animal Hospital blends Eastern and Western medicine to care for pets, they offer a huge menu of services. The clinic was established in 1975 by Dr. Dieter, who has experience with exotic animals and has worked extensively with marine wildlife in the Bay Area. This no nonsense veterinarian is extremely skilled in acupuncture, making this a great choice when managing your pet’s pain naturally.


Wellness exams, acupuncture, surgery, diagnostics, labs, dentistry, vaccines, ophthalmology, acupuncture, dietary counseling, pharmacy, and more.

Best for…

Pet parents who want to try acupuncture to manage their cat’s health.

Redwood Pet Clinic

Redwood Pet Clinic in Greenbrae is one of the gentlest, most personalized vet experiences in Marin County. They know that animals (and their human families) can be upset by a vet visit, so they do their best to manage pet anxiety with their calm approach and gentle touch. Redwood Pet Clinic is ready to work with exotic animals, too, so you can bring your ferret, chinchilla, lizard, bird, or any other creature in your family. Don’t forget to say hi to the resident macaw, Pepper.


Wellness exams, diagnostics, imaging, emergency care, dermatology, dentistry, laser therapy, acupuncture, surgery, and more.

Best for…

People who want a compassionate vet for all their animals.

Marin Holistic Veterinary House Calls

Is your cat too nervous to go to the clinic, no matter how gentle their approach? Are you unable to make the trek to the pet hospital? At Marin Holistic Veterinary House Calls, Dr. Dilchert uses integrative medicine — that is, a combination of modern Western healthcare and holistic alternative treatment — to give pets high quality personalized care right in your own home. Dr. Dilchert cares for cats and dogs with all kinds of conditions and has a special focus on senior pet care.


Herbal medicine, vaccines, diagnostics, homeopathy, acupuncture, laser therapy, physical therapy, and gentle in-home euthanasia.

Best for…

People who want to explore all their petcare options without leaving home.

, Top Cat Vets of North Bay and Marin County, The Comforted Kitty

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