Local Veterinarians Dr. Mark Ryan and Dr. Justin Seely, along with Certified Veterinarian Technician Miranda Schroeder, have recently teamed up to open Monument View Veterinary Hospital in Grand Junction. The practice specializes in small animal medicine and offers fear free, pet-friendly techniques.
Dr. Ryan founded Redstone Animal Hospital in 1995 and built a new state-of-the-art veterinary facility in 2009. Redstone was acquired by a national veterinary corporation in 2016 and Ryan spent the next few years consulting with veterinary practices throughout Colorado. Dr. Seely began his career practicing equine medicine, then opened a small animal practice in the Grand Valley which he owned and operated until 2016. He then did veterinary consulting and relief work before returning to general practice as an associate veterinarian. Together, the team has over 55 years of veterinary experience. Both veterinarians are Western Slope natives and graduates of Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine.
“In establishing this new hospital, we want to use our experience and passion for pets to provide a complete array of high-quality pet care,” said Dr. Seely. “As a non-corporate, locally-owned practice we have the flexibility and autonomy to give our pet families highly personalized health care in a safe and comfortable environment.”
CVT Schroeder said that the team wanted to create a culture that not only makes coming to the vet a pleasant and easy experience, but one to which people and pets would actually look forward to. “We put so much thought into the design of the hospital, right down to the colors of paint that would make pets feel at ease. The unique perspective of a non-DVM owner brings client service and patient care to a whole new level. The doctors get to focus on medicine, while I get to build and bring to life an environment and experience with the goal of developing real relationships with client and patients.”
The Monument View staff is specially trained to reduce fear, anxiety and stress and create a more rewarding veterinary experience for pets and their owners. “It’s about relationships, not production,” said Seely. “We’ve designed our operation to allow for more vet face-time and give each patient thorough attention on every visit. We collaborate with our clients on a personal level to give pets the best care possible and their owners peace of mind.”
“The three of us as owners have worked through every tiny detail related to how we want to provide care and this hospital is the culmination of our experience and goals,” said Schroeder. “MVVH is so much more than just a new hospital. It is THE hospital that pet owners have been looking for. It is where all our long-time clients can come to see us again, and new clients can feel like part of our family after their very first visit. It’s our crazy idea of opening a veterinary practice during a pandemic and having faith that our clients will come to us. It’s us saying, ‘We can DO better and BE better for our client and patients.’”
Open 7 days a week for the convenience of their pet families, Monument View Veterinary Hospital also provides house calls, at-home euthanasia, and telemedicine capabilities are planned. The hospital is equipped to provide chemotherapy, digital dental x-rays, and exceptional pain management. “While we utilize the best technology to treat our patients, we are also old school,” Seely said. “Dr. Ryan and I were both trained in all aspects of veterinary care and are willing and able to try everything, old or new, to help our patients, which is becoming increasingly rare in veterinary medicine.”
Monument View Veterinary Hospital is located at 1673 US Highway 50, Unit A on Orchard Mesa, just at the top of the 5th Street hill. Appointments can be scheduled at 970-644-5552. The practice has applied for and is in compliance with the Mesa County Health Department 5 Star Variance Certification.