Mobile Veterinary Services of New Mexico was the brain child of Dr. Gastellum. The original concept was for a full-service house call practice. At that time, only routine care was provided on a house call basis such as vaccinations and simple wellness checks. Fully equipped mobile veterinary clinics were still in their infancy and the initial investment was huge for a still new graduate, especially starting from scratch and with accrued student debt.
In 1990, with money saved from a two-year stint in California, Dr. Gastellum returned to Albuquerque and started MVSNM. While establishing clientele for 10 years, he used a mini-van to do his calls and aligned with established veterinary clinics in town to do his surgeries.
In 2000, the first of two mobile veterinary clinics was purchased. Essentially a motor home made into a clinic, this vehicle provided the means to do full service veterinary care on-site without the necessity of partnering with a veterinary clinic.
Fast forward to 2016. After a successful 26 year run in NM and sensing the need to heed the “call of the mountains” and with his second, state-of-the-art mobile clinic in hand, Dr. G and his wife Kelly relocated to Colorado.
Since 2016 and while living full-time in Colorado, Dr. G continues to return to New Mexico approximately every 1-2 months to service existing clientele who want to retain him for routine services, especially dental care. This will continue into the foreseeable future as long as the need exists. We retain our New Mexico business and professional licensing to meet the NM Board of Veterinary requirements. We have family and many friends there so returning to the Land of Enchantment is a pleasure.
To schedule appointments please use the contact information contained on this website. New Mexico clients may also use the online Pharmacy Vets First Choice to obtain their prescriptions.