ESTABLISHED IN 2009
Meet the Team
Baystate Mobile Veterinary Services is proud to serve the Charlton City, MA, area for everything pet-related. Our veterinary clinic and animal hospital are run by Carolyn Selavka, who is a licensed, experienced Charlton City veterinarian.
Get to Know Us
Meet the incredible team of Baystate Mobile Veterinary Services and learn more about why we love what we do so much!
Dr. Selavka earned her B.S. from Northeastern University, her M.S. from the University of Hawaii, and her V.M.D from the 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 specializes in general medicine, pediatrics, pain management, and end-of-life care. She 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.
Shortly before the pandemic, we found ourselves in need of an extra set of hands, and Amanda stepped in to help without a second thought to assist in appointments.
Amanda recently began training as a veterinary assistant at Baystate Mobile Veterinary Services. Amanda assists with everything from appointments to inventory and has quickly become a favorite with patients and clients.
Amanda values family and friends, has a teenage daughter, two cats, and a beloved Labrador named Comet.
Practice Manager, Technician, 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 dog; her cat prefers to be left at home.
Veterinary Technician and Receptionist
Mackenzie joined us in December of 2021 as she was finishing her undergraduate degree. As she was trying to figure out what she would like to pursue after college, her thoughts kept returning to veterinary medicine. Now, Mackenzie is preparing to apply to Veterinary School as the work with the BMVS team has solidified her career decision.
Mackenzie currently shifts between roles of Veterinary Technician and Receptionist as it allows her to experience different situations. Mackenzie has grown up surrounded by animals and developed a love for them all (except spiders…). She has been driven to try and learn new things every day. Mackenzie, outside of work, can be found with her nose in a book or with her mastiff, Ellie.