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Dr. Seely Rotigel, The Visiting Vet

Dr. Rotigel has practiced in the greater Kalamazoo area since 1994. Her goal is to practice high-quality Veterinary medicine with integrity, honesty, and compassion. And she delivers on that goal, literally: She brings her practice to her clients in a state-of-the-art, custom-made full-service LaBoit mobile veterinary clinic.

Dr. Rotigel attended Michigan State University from 1985 to 1994. She obtained a B.S. with teaching certification in Physical Science/Biology in 1989 and a D.V.M. (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) with Honor in 1994. She is a member of the A.V.M.A., the M.V.M.A., the S.W.M.V.M.A. and the L.G.V.M.A.

In addition to helping her regular clientele, Dr. Rotigel also assists the local animal rescue groups such as the Kalamazoo Animal Rescue, and for many years assisted the Kalamazoo County Animal Services with neutering of cats pre-adoption thru the SAVE-A-CAT Program. From May 2002 thru August 2005 Dr. Rotigel also assisted the Kalamazoo Humane Society, by conducting the Operation-Fix-It low income program — spaying or neutering nearly 4,000 cats!

Dr. Rotigel lives with her family in Battle Creek, Michigan, with 3 cats (Pumpkin, Lilybean and Cocomochabean), a miniature donkey (Dublin) and miniature horse (Chip) and Norwegian Fjord (Luna), about 14 chickens and 13 fish, and last but not least, her miniature goldendoodle (Derby).


Julie Bozeman has been working with Dr. Rotigel since October 2005. She is a Licensed Veterinary Technician and an experienced office manager. She is available at the office four days a week from 9 am to 1 pm (usually Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday). Julie has also worked at Sprinkle Road Veterinary Clinic and the Kalamazoo Humane Society.

In addition to helping around the office in a multitude of ways, Julie will be here to field your web inquiries and phone calls, answer your questions, schedule your appointments, and assist with follow up and appointment reminder calls. This will allow Dr. Rotigel to spend more time with her clients and patients during the day and more time with her family in the evening. Julie is knowledgeable, hard working, and a wonderfully helpful addition to the The Visiting Vet Mobile Veterinary Clinic!