Crestone Mobile Veterinary Service

Crestone Mobile Veterinary Service Mobile Veterinary Service in the Crestone area PO Box 699 Crestone, CO 81131
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06/24/2020

I know how needed and appreciated I am here, and am so glad I could help so many of you and your pets in the last six years, but the time has come for me to retire from private practice.

I started working for the Dumb Friends League last year and now am the veterinarian at the shelter in Alamosa. Taking care of all of the homeless animals there and the pets here is more than I am capable of at this point in my life.

I’ve realized that I cannot do a good enough job for either while doing both, and that the middle of a pandemic is a dangerous time to be physically and emotionally exhausted all the time.

I have tried to find another veterinarian to take over for me here. So far I have been unsuccessful but will keep looking. If any of you know of anyone who might be interested please let me know.

I will try to be available for anyone in the community who needs help for their pets at the end of life, and until we can find someone to take over here I’m recommending the following clinics:

Alpine Veterinary Hospital in Monte Vista
‭(719) 852-2561‬

Alpine Veterinary Hospital in Alamosa
‭(719) 589-2615‬

Animal Care Center in Poncha Springs
‭(719) 539-1086

Central Colorado Veterinary Service - Mobile
Dr Annie Schultz
719-239-1725

Thank you all so much, it has been an honor serving this community.

09/10/2019

I am no longer taking new clients outside of the Crestone/Baca area.

Business hours are Monday to Thursday 9am to 4pm.

If you need help immediately after hours contact Animal Care Center in Poncha Springs at 719-539-1086 or Alpine Vet in Alamosa at 719-589-2615

11/07/2018

Thanks to a very generous donor Crestone Mobile Veterinary Service now has a microchip reader!♥️ So if you want your dogs or cats microchipped I can do it, and if you come across a lost cat or dog with no ID I can scan them to see if they have a chip and if so reunite them with their family. 😃😸🐶

10/08/2018

We are having issues with parvo in puppies and dogs again, both in the Baca and Casita Park so please, please, please make sure yours are vaccinated. This is a preventable disease and it is so sad to lose dogs that were healthy and happy otherwise.

09/18/2018

We had yet another successful spay neuter clinic in September, 79 dogs and cats in just over two days and raised a healthy donation for Pet Partners. It would never have been possible without the help of so many people and I’d like to thank all of you involved:
Our incredibly hard working volunteers - Melinda Davis, Pam Gripp, Lisa Haskins, Matt Johnson, Mary Lowers, ScottMiles, Liz Paup, Denise Peine, Jane Samson, Jade Vigil, Lucia Waterman, and Cat Young.
Our generous sponsors - the Baca Grande POA (including thanks to Shawn Hollmer and the maintenance crew), Cho Ku Rei Ranch, the Crestone Brewery, the Crestone Eagle, the Crestone Mercantile, Elaine Johnson and Steve McDowell, One:Eleven, and Manala Pizza.
And a huge thanks to Lisa Petri of Colorado Animal Welfare League and all of the people who brought their dogs and cats to us - without you we would never be able to do this!

Health Alert! It is cuterebra season again so make sure any cat that goes outside is treated with Frontline Plus monthly...
06/05/2018

Health Alert! It is cuterebra season again so make sure any cat that goes outside is treated with Frontline Plus monthly for the next 5-6 months.

Cuterebra are flies that lay their eggs along the ground. The larva then get onto the fur of any passing animal and enter the body thru the mouth, nose etc. They then migrate throughout the body and usually end up under the skin where they form a cyst with a hole to the outside. There they develop into bots, which then fall to the ground and eventually develop into flies. They are pretty gross but not usually a major concern unless they migrate somewhere in the body where they can become a problem. In cats this seems to frequently be to the brain or elsewhere in the central nervous system. There is treatment that may help but often the degree of damage is too severe. In the last few years at least four young, otherwise healthy cats have died in the summer months after showing neurological signs, most likely from this. Frontline Plus - Feline and Canine - is not labeled for preventing cuterebra larvae but may help, can be purchased online and should be given July-September. The larva can cause fairly intense coughing as they migrate thru the trachea. If you see this in any cat that goes outside let me know ASAP: 719-588-4024. Those under the skin are fairly easily removed but can cause an anaphylactic reaction if broken or squished. If you find one on your pet and would like help removing it call me.

We had yet another successful clinic in May - 70 dogs and cats were spayed or neutered.  So many people helped make it a...
05/22/2018

We had yet another successful clinic in May - 70 dogs and cats were spayed or neutered. So many people helped make it all possible. The people who signed up and brought their dogs, cats, puppies and kittens out to us so early in the morning. All of our hardworking volunteers - Jade Vigil, Liz Paup, Mary Lowers, Tilly Reed, Katie Getchell, Pattison Kane, Rosalea Anderson, Pam Gripp, Melinda, Andrew, Jo and Nesta Davis, Jane Samson, Patti Leake, and Karen Caddis. The Crestone Mercantile for helping with everything from scheduling at the outset to feeding us on the last day. The Crestone Eagle for helping to get the word out. The Baca POA, Shawn Hollmer and all the maintenance crew for providing the space for the clinic and making sure it was ready for us. Higher Elevation, Mandala Pizza, Gracies Farmstead, and the Crestone Brewery for feeding us. Ryan Hiatt and Becky Smith of Royal Highness Botanicals for providing the B&B. And most of all Lisa Petri with Colorado Animal Welfare League. It would never get done without all of us pitching in. A very deep felt thanks to you all!!!

Rabies is on the rise in Colorado!There are already 120 confirmed cases (mainly on the Front Range) and we aren’t even i...
04/09/2018
Rabies in Colorado-2018

Rabies is on the rise in Colorado!
There are already 120 confirmed cases (mainly on the Front Range) and we aren’t even into bat season yet. Bats are probably the biggest carriers of rabies here, so make sure your cats, dogs and horses are up to date on their rabies vaccinations before they get here.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vQnkDF5PIj0q_esEyNYIGSXZ0FWOTo7Z39zcc47jadB_MFWjLGIKd59OzlOBM58tumGFbVXe4R11ccA/pub

Rabies is regularly found among wildlife (especially skunks) in Colorado, even in urban areas. We monitor wildlife and test animals showing signs of rabies to determine how far the disease has spread among skunks.

***Urgent Alert***I want everyone to know that I recently had to euthanize a young cat with severe neurological signs.  ...
08/06/2017

***Urgent Alert***
I want everyone to know that I recently had to euthanize a young cat with severe neurological signs. Of the possible causes two are fairly common in this area and both are at least somewhat preventable: rabies and cuterebra larva.

Please, Please, Please have your dogs, cats and perhaps even horses vaccinated for rabies! Rabies is a growing issue in Colorado and rabid bats have been found in Saguache County in the past. If you find a dead or sick bat, or see any animal acting strangely, please call the County Public Health Department at 719-655-2533.

Cuterebra are flies that lay their eggs along the ground. The larva then get onto the fur of any passing animal and enter the body thru the mouth, nose etc. They then migrate throughout the body and usually end up under the skin where they form a cyst with a hole to the outside. There they develop into bots, which then fall to the ground and eventually develop into flies. They are pretty gross but not usually a major concern unless they migrate somewhere in the body where they can become a problem. In cats this seems to frequently be to the brain or elsewhere in the central nervous system. There is treatment that may help but often the degree of damage is too severe. Last year another young cat died after showing neurological signs, most likely from this. Frontline Plus - Feline and Canine - is not labeled for preventing cuterebra larvae but may help, can be purchased online and should be given July-September. The larva can cause fairly intense coughing as they migrate thru the trachea. If you see this in any cat that goes outside let me know ASAP: 719-588-4024. Those under the skin are fairly easily removed but can cause an anaphylactic reaction if broken or squished. If you find one on your pet and would like help removing it let me know.

06/25/2017

Once again I have to say how proud I am of our entire community. The combined effort of so many of you made the recent spay neuter clinic a huge success - 99 animals were spayed or neutered!
I'd like to give a special thanks to:
Lisa Petri of Colorado Animal Welfare League for making this all possible
Dr Sue Gravlin for coming all the way from Colorado Springs to help us out
The Baca POA, especially Ayla Hoevers and Shawn Hollmer, for letting us use the old pro shop and getting it cleaned up before we got there
Melinda Davis for arranging accommodations, food and everything else you pitched in with, and Andrew for making us all lunch
Tiffany Bull for driving out from Alamosa every morning, we would have been lost without you
TJ and Tiffany's brother for doing the lion's share of all of the heavy work
Lisa Haskins for all of your help before, during and after the clinic, and for agreeing to take on the job of organizing the volunteers in the future
All of the wonderful people who came out to help despite the heat, mosquitoes and hard work - Pam Gripp, Denise Peine, Liz Paup, Rebecca Myron, Jane Samson, Jeanne Carden, Janet Martinez, Peter Taylor, Mary Ann Sheeran, and all the others who offered to help
Dan Frelka for helping get the word out
A huge thanks to our sponsors Elaine Johnson and Steve McDowell with the Crestone Mercantile, Kira and Tim Riley and everyone else at the Crestone Brewery, Judy Rose with the Rainbow B&B, Scott and Lynette Tieder with Our Food is Art, Kizzen Laki and the Crestone Eagle
And most of all to all of you who brought your dogs, cats puppies, kittens and any feral cats you could catch. Without you there would be no point in doing this
If I forgot anyone forgive me, it has been an overwhelming process, but I am so thankful to all of you!

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Crestone Mobile Vet Service has enrolled in the Veterinary Care Charitable Fund, a program created by the American Veter...
10/25/2016
Veterinary Care Charitable Fund - Veterinary Care Charitable Fund

Crestone Mobile Vet Service has enrolled in the Veterinary Care Charitable Fund, a program created by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation to support veterinarians in offering low or no-cost services to clients facing extraordinary hardships, as well as abandoned and rescued animals. I love being in a community where I can help so many animals that might otherwise not receive any veterinary care, but it isn’t always easy financially. Please consider making a tax deductible donation to the AVMF to support Crestone Mobile Veterinary Service’s charitable work!

https://www.vccfund.org/forms/donation-form/?ref=364&company=Crestone%20Mobile%20Veterinary%20Service

The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) is the charitable arm of the AVMA. For over 50 years, the AVMF has been dedicated to embracing and advancing the well-being and medical care of animals. Charitable contributions and support to the Foundation help veterinarians care for animals.

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Our Colorado veterinary compounding specialists know that some aspects of vet me are grueling. We appreciate all you do and wish the best for your team.
Our Colorado compounding pharmacy family knows that some aspects of veterinary medicine are absolutely grueling. We appreciate all that you do and wish the best for your team.
Linda, Is there a collar that helps for dogs with mosquitoes that you know of ? Much appreciation to you for what you do for our community..