Frequently Asked Questions
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Baystate Mobile Veterinary Services is a full service veterinary practice “on wheels.”
No, Baystate Mobile Veterinary Services is privately owned and was funded by Dr. Carolyn Selavka in 2008. It was incorporated in 2009.
You call to make an appointment, and on the designated day and time, we come to your home! We are currently booking appointments 6-8 weeks ahead of time.
We generally book appointments between 9am and 5pm Monday through Thursday, and alternating Saturdays.
Baystate Mobile Veterinary Services is able to provide almost everything a “regular” veterinary clinic can do including: annual wellness visits, vaccines, sick pet exams, digital radiography, anesthetized dental cleanings, spay/neuter, microchip implantation, elective soft tissue surgeries, and of course, hospice and end of life care.
Our prices are comparable to most local veterinary practices with the one addition of a “travel charge” which is charged per trip to your home. Prices range from $35-$65, depending on the distance from our home office.
This is not available. We have a business office located at #6 Main Street (suite 2A). Currently we use it as a launch and landing pad at either end of the day, but it’s a location where items (prescriptions, paperwork, and lab samples) can be picked up or dropped off. There are no clinic facilities.
Cash, Personal Check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover and Care Credit
No, payment is required at the time services are rendered.
We have a wide variety ranging from elderly or handicapped pet owners with the inability to drive, to young active families with multiple children and pets, professional dog and cat breeders, as well as The Massachusetts State Police Canine officers.
Ideally, history of vaccinations (specifically rabies vaccination) and any pertinent major medical history. We are a judgment-free zone, and if you are unable to locate these items, we do our best to come up with a plan to “start fresh”.
It’s really a case by case basis, but we believe in doing our best to help you and your families make humane yet practical decisions for your furry family based on your pets’ quality of life and relationship with the family. When decision time comes, we do our very best to support you and accommodate your schedule to the best of our ability.
We work with a very reputable and responsive crematorium based out of Rhode Island. Final Gift offers both communal and private cremations (where remains are returned to you). They also offer a wide variety of other aftercare services that can be arranged directly through them, should you choose to be more involved with the final care of your furry family members.
Unfortunately we are no longer able to respond to after-hours emergency calls. We understand that emergencies do happen, but we simply cannot provide this service any longer. We have tried our best over the years.
As you may know, we are a very small practice and can only do so much. Our staff all have families, pets, and personal obligations of their own and can no longer make themselves available overnight and on weekends.
To maintain balance and continue to put forth our most caring effort when we do see or speak with you, we have made the difficult decision to recommend the 24-hour facilities around our area to provide the attention your pet deserves (much like our human medical counterparts). We simply need to rest too.
We regret any inconvenience, but we believe this will be the best medical decision for your furry family when a crisis arises.