Pet project: Trio open veterinary hospital

The staff at Monument View Veterinary Hospital in Grand Junction includes, from left, Dr. Mark Ryan, Dr. Justin Seely and Miranda Schroeder. The three joined to open a small animal practice offering fear-free treatment techniques for pets and their owners. (Photo courtesy Monument View Veterinary Hospital)

Two veterinarians and a veterinarian technician have joined in opening a small animal practice they say offers friendly care for pets and pet owners.

“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. Justin Seely. “As a noncorporate, locally owned practice, we have the flexibility and autonomy to give our pet families highly personalized health care in a safe and comfortable environment.”

Seely and Dr. Mark Ryan, both veterinarians, joined with Miranda Schroeder, a certified veterinarian technician, to open Monument View Veterinary Hospital in Grand Junction.

Schroeder said they’ve strived to create a facility and culture that offers a pleasant experience for pets and their owners. “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,” she said. “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 clients and patients.”

Monument View Veterinary Hospital is equipped to provide digital dental x-rays, chemotherapy and pain management. While the hospital is open seven days a week, the practice also offers house calls and at-home euthanasia. 

“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.”

The three bring a total of more than 55 years of experience to the practice.

Ryan founded Redstone Animal Hospital in 1995 and built a state-of-the-art veterinary facility in 2009. A national veterinary corporation acquired Redstone in 2016, and Ryan spent the next few years consulting with veterinary practices throughout Colorado. Seely began his career in equine medicine, then opened a small animal practice in the Grand Valley he owned and operated until 2016. He offered consulting and relief work before returning to general practice as an associate veterinarian. Ryan and Seely both hold degrees from the Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine.

Seely said the new practice is set up to reduce fear and stress and offer a better experience for pets and their owners. “It’s about relationships, not production. 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.”

Schroeder agreed. “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.’”

Monument View Veterinary Hospital is located at 1673 U.S. Highway 50, Unit A. For more information, call 644-5522 or visit