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Kent Talcott

Dr. Kent Talcott
Veterinary Specialist
Dr. Kent Talcott

At a Glance

Practicing Since:


Board Certified:


Specialties Include:

Fracture repair
Patellar lunation

My Pets:

Tabitha, Forrest & Pickles - Cats
Lilly, Thumper & Thumbelina - Rabbits
Ellen, Mary & Louise - Chickens
Dr. Talcott has been a veterinarian since 1993. His education includes a degree in Chemistry from Willamette University in 1989 and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from University California Davis Veterinary Hospital followed by 4 years as a staff veterinarian in general practice in the San Jose and Los Altos area. In 1998, Dr. Talcott furthered his education with a Small Animal Surgical Internship at the Affiliated Veterinary Specialists in Orange Park, Flordia then went onto a Small Animal Surgical Residency at University of California Davis. In 2002, Dr. Talcott became certified as a Small Animal Surgical Specialist by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Dr. Talcott has published research papers, written textbook chapters, and lectures in small animal veterinary orthopedics.

Dr. Talcott lives in Sebastopol, CA with his wife, two kids, and many pets. In his free time, you may find Dr. Talcott on a tennis court, riding a mountain bike, or working with his wife who is also a veterinarian maintaining an extensive garden on their property in Sebastopol.
Lectures Given
Anterior Cruciate Surgery
Patellar Luxation
Arthroscopic Surgery
Wound Management
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The surgical specialists at VCA PetCare East are board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Our surgeons are trained to provide the latest and most effective surgical techniques for your pet.

A visit to the VCA PetCare East surgical service begins with a consultation with one of our friendly, highly trained surgeons. After reviewing the history of your pet’s illness or injury and performing a complete examination of your pet, they will discuss treatment options that may include surgery and formulate a plan that is right for both you and your pet.

If surgery is recommended, you can feel comfortable knowing VCA PetCare East uses only the safest anesthetics. Doctors and technicians monitor vital signs such as your pet’s heartbeat, oxygen level, and blood pressure. Immediately following surgery, your surgeon will update you on your pet’s recovery. Patients awaken in our critical care unit, where they are monitored and kept warm and comfortable.

A technician is present during the entire recovery process to ensure the safety of your pet. Patient care is provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We believe that keeping our patients comfortable is of the greatest importance and that alleviating pain is an essential part of your pet’s care.

Our surgeons are well recognized for their expertise in a wide variety of surgical procedures, including:

  • Tibial plateau leveling osteotomy
  • Reconstructive joint surgery
  • Fracture repair
  • Arthroscopy
  • Abdominal and thoracic surgery
  • Oncologic (cancer) surgery

Staffed 24 hours daily, VCA PetCare East provides comprehensive post-operative recovery and pain management in a caring and comfortable environment. Our surgeons routinely utilize pre-emptive multimodal therapy, local anesthetics, epidural anesthesia, and medications for pain relief at home.

Our Surgery Team

Veterinary Specialist
VCA PetCare East Veterinary Hospital

2425 Mendocino Avenue

Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Main: 707-579-3900

Fax: 707-303-3169

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

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