Veterinarian

Dr. Richard Gastellum, DVM
Owner and Chief Veterinarian

Richard Gastellum

I am a 1986 graduate of Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine.  Twenty-eight of my 31 years in veterinary medicine has been spent in the house call industry.  For the past two years we have been establishing our practice in Buena Vista, CO after successfully completing a 26 year run in Albuquerque, NM.  We utilize one of the very few completely equipped mobile veterinary clinics in the state of Colorado allowing us to perform medical, dental and surgical services remotely or on-site right in front of your home.  We also give back to our community by provided low-fee spay/neuter services for Ark-Valley Humane Society in Buena Vista and the animal shelter in Leadville.  My wife Kelly and I feel blessed to live in such a beautiful area and share our home with our four doggies Piper, Jack, Ginger and Beamer and our two kitties Harley and Bella.  

Administrative Assistant

Ms. Kelly Collins
Administrative Assistant

Kelly Collins

In addition to her real career as an environmental scientist, geologist and water expert, Kelly is a trusted advisor and lends her expertise on the technical side of the practice we well as assisting with anesthetic, surgical, dental and medical procedures.  She has also volunteered numerous hours of her time as a "workhorse" at several all day, low-fee spay/neuter clinics in the area.  Her sense of humor and positive attitude are contagious and the four-leggeds relax and attach to her like a magnet.  Kelly is very civic minded and volunteers her time on numerous community boards in her home town of Buena Vista.