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

Dr. Selavka

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.

Our Team

Natasha

NATASHA DAY CHRISTIAN
Veterinary Technician and Receptionist

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.

One of her favorite parts about working with our team is client education and making sure that clients understand and feel comfortable with their pet’s health plans. She has a soft side for elderly patients and a passion for geriatric care, pain management, and palliative care.

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.

Amanda

AMANDA
Veterinary Assistant

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.

Rachael

RACHAEL DODSON
Veterinary 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.

Kelly

KELLY
Receptionist

Kelly joined our team in December 2020 as our extraordinary receptionist, which 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.