At Home Pet Doctor
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At Home Pet Doctor
At Home Pet Doctor is a comprehensive outpatient pet care option for dogs and cats that offers a hybrid between in-office visits and mobile veterinary services. Based in Buena Vista, Colorado, Dr. Richard Gastellum is a compassionate and experienced veterinarian providing high quality, in-office veterinary appointments, as well as options for house calls to those who desire.
In-Office Veterinary Care
Buena Vista, CO
Our conveniently-located in-office location provides the best of both worlds with appointments in our fully equipped mobile clinic in an environmentally-controlled RV garage. Home office visits offer us plentiful access to full power for heating, cooling, lighting, and anything else we might need for your pets while in our care. We prefer to do all surgeries inside this home base to ensure a temperature-controlled space to keep your pets safe under anesthesia. This is especially important during the cold winter months as guarding against hypothermia while under general anesthesia is our primary concern. Please schedule an in-office appointment here. Please visit our What to Expect page to learn more about office visit protocol.
Although we do not provide 24-hour emergency or in-patient care, we do often have same-day or next-day appointments available for our in-office veterinary services. Please call to find out our availability.
Mobile Veterinary Services
Collegiate Peaks Area—From Our Home to Yours
With our fully functional mobile pet care clinic, Dr. Gastellum brings services typically found at a traditional pet clinic straight to your doorstep.
Although we come to you, we are not “house call” veterinarians only capable of basic examinations and end-of-life care. Our state-of-the-art mobile pet clinic is a fully sanitized, properly air-conditioned environment for examination, diagnostics, treatment, dentistry, and surgery. While on the road, the mobile clinic gets its power from a generator to provide the same comprehensive services found at our home base.
We service the greater Collegiate Peaks area and charge a separate mobile fee based on the distance from our home base in Buena Vista to yours. Please reach out to us for a personal quotation of anticipated fees.
Our services include:
To learn more about our services, our service area, or to schedule an appointment, please call (719) 839-0446.
Inside The Mobile Clinic
The mobile clinic is 26 feet in length and is equipped with 4-wheel drive to handle Colorado's winters. The state-of-the-art mobile clinic features the following equipment:
- Central heating and air conditioning
- High ceiling with LED lighting
- Non-slip floor
- Two hydraulic lift tables
- Walk-on scale
- Top-of-the-line dental equipment
- Digital X-ray (dental and general)
- Isoflurane gas anesthesia
- EKG machine
- Cold laser therapy unit
- Lab equipment (such as centrifuges)
- Refrigerator, freezer, and microwave
- Onboard pharmacy
- Central vacuum
- Thermal imaging scanner
- Large kennel (divides into 2 small)
The separate surgical suite is complete with it's own oxygen generator, high intensity surgical light, a surgical heating bed, and pre-sterilized surgical packs. There is even a private bathroom!LEARN MORE
Pet of the Month
Click here to view our Pet of the Month page. Learn more about our patients and the care they receive from Dr. Gastellum.