Welcome to Baystate Mobile Veterinary Services
Your Veterinarian in CHARLTON CITY MA
Call us at (774)-262-7679

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Baystate Mobile Veterinary Services is not your traditional veterinary practice. We are both;  a mobile house-call veterinary practice and brick and mortem stationary hospital.  For mobile visits to your companion pets we operate in a large, RV-based mobile clinic. We may not be traditional, but we offer a full range of veterinary services, with the benefit that we can also come to you!

Advantages:

  • No stressful car rides
  • No exposure to other sick or reactive pets
  • No white coat anxiety
  • Individualized attention
  • Most pets don’t even realize they are being visited by a veterinarian—they just think we are “over-interested company”
  • Comprehensive appointments- we take the time that we need to make you and your pet feel at ease

Our team is a small group made up of our veterinarian and two team members who are dedicated to high quality, practical and compassionate veterinary care for your pet. We work hard to balance the best, yet most-effective care for your pets.

Baystate Mobile Veterinary Services is committed to providing excellent care in a stress-free environment for all of our patients. We’d love to tell you more about our services and the motivation behind our revolutionary mobile and stationary practice. We invite you to contact us to learn more about our practice and to schedule a visit from our team!

If you live in CHARLTON CITY or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Carolyn Selavka is a licensed MA veterinarian, treating all types of small animals. Your pets’ health and well being are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Baystate Mobile Veterinary Services is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical care. Carolyn Selavka has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm. So your pet can relax in the comfort of their home, or our home-like exam room, and look forward to meeting our CHARLTON CITY veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (774)-262-7679 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our CHARLTON CITY veterinary office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for CHARLTON CITY pet owners.

At Baystate Mobile Veterinary Services, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Carolyn Selavka
CHARLTON CITY Veterinarian | Baystate Mobile Veterinary Services | (774)-262-7679

PO BOX 326
CHARLTON CITY, MA 01508

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Carolyn M. Selavka
    Owner and Founder

    Dr. Carolyn M Selavka is the owner and founder of Baystate Mobile Veterinary Services, which she established in 2009. She specializes in general medicine, pediatrics, pain management, and end of life care. Dr. Selavka earned her B.S. from Northeastern University, her M.S. from University of Hawaii, and her V.M.D from University of Pennsylvania in 1995. During her pre-veterinary studies, she became a Certified Veterinary Technician (C.V.T.), and was fortunate to have the opportunity to work in many facets of the animal field including: The Honolulu Zoo, The Philadelphia Zoo, Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, and Window Rock Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona.

    Upon graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Selavka completed an internship in small animal surgery and medicine at the New Haven Central Veterinary Hospital in New Haven, CT. She then went on to a residency at Tufts University in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care. In 1999, Dr. Selavka became part of the senior staff in general medicine and surgery at Angell Memorial Animal Medical Center in Springfield, MA, and remained there until the hospital's closing in 2007.

    Dr. Selavka has earned awards that attest to her standard of care including the “Bedside Manner Award” earned in veterinary school and the Sturbridge Times “Readers Choice Award” naming Baystate Mobile Veterinary Services as “Best of Sturbridge” for ten years and counting.

    In her personal life, Dr. Selavka is married to Carl “Matt” Selavka, her husband of 38 years, and she has a daughter named Chloe. She also has a dog named Wren, and 3 cats (Steve, Juniper, and Tyler).

    She enjoys travel, horseback vacations, cooking, gardening, photography, and music.

  • Natasha Day Christian
    Veterinary Technician

    Natasha has been a part of the Baystate Mobile Veterinary Services team since 2011. She graduated from Quinsigamond Community College, with an Associate's Degree in deaf studies.

    She has one daughter, three sisters, and a bunch of nieces and nephews. Her pets include an English Mastiff, a Border Collie Mix, and a Ragdoll. When she is not working, she enjoys hiking with her family and dogs, kayaking… really anything outside.

  • Rachael Dodson
    Veterinary Technican and Receptionist

    Rachael chose to pursue a second career in veterinary medicine after raising her two children, now ages 14 and 17.  She first joined Baystate Mobile Veterinary Services as an intern back in 2014, remained with us while completing her externship, and returned in 2020 as a veterinary technician after serving with another local animal hospital.  In addition to enjoying the positive, team-oriented culture at BMVS, Rachael has a true passion for the animals she works with, the people she serves, and is always looking to learn more.

    When not at work, Rachael enjoys the outdoors with her husband and children and her 2 dogs; her cat prefers to be left at home.  

  • Kelly Robertson
    Receiptionist

    Kelly is the newest member of the Baystate Mobile Veterinary Team, joining in December 2020.  This is a new adventure for her after retiring from twenty-nine years as an Emergency Dispatcher.  She has a very special interest in Canine Epilepsy after having two Mastiffs who lived with Epilepsy.  She also has a love of working K9s after being a K9 mom for 17 years and is a volunteer/board member for Massachusetts Vest A Dog. 
    In her free time, she enjoys running, walking, biking, and photography.  She and her husband, Pat, are owned by a mixed breed, three Mastiffs, a German Shepherd, two cats, and an African Gray Parrot.    

    Kelly loves working at BMVS because of the team approach, constantly learning something new, and never having the same day twice.  Her “veterinary kryptonite” is watching an animal have a seizure. 

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Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

    I can not think of a more caring crew. I wouldn't use anyone different.

    Debra C.

    I don't know if I said Thank You when you came to my son's home. But Thank you now. Both the Vet and her aid where very kind and understanding. Not rushing him and his family. Letting us all say good bye in our own time. Very caring and understanding. I wish my vet had been the same. Though not easy they made it a little easier . Thank you

    Rosemar D.

    The whole team is fantastic! They are wonderful and accommodate to my special needs dog and the rest of the crew. We have used them for years, they have been with us through our babies passing and the welcoming of new babies! Couldn't ask for a better Vet team!

    Amanda J.

    The staff is always kind, compassionate, and thorough. They treat my pets like family!

    Nicole N.

    The best experience I have had with a vet. My cats are terrified of going and to have full service care in my home was wonderful. The van is AMAZING. There is nothing that cant be done in this van that you would have done in a Vet hospital. In fact they do even more. The most wonderful and caring people you will meet. Will never go back to a regular office vet.

    Anonymous

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    Few things stimulate a cat's pleasure faster than catnip. Exposure to this simple herb can reveal a new side to their feline personality. Many cats will go crazy at the smell of this plant. Catnip has a reputation of being a feline drug and many cat owners wonder if it is safe to give it to their pet. ...

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  • Zoonosis

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Charlton Office

Monday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

For answering inquiries and scheduling appointments only

Saturday:

9:00 am-2:00 pm

First & Third of every month

Sunday:

Closed