About Us

In-home veterinary services make your life easier!


From puppies and kittens to senior pet care, we are passionately committed to the lifelong health and well-being of your furry family members. When you are looking for a highly experienced and compassionate veterinarian to provide veterinary services in your home, you should be able to count on unsurpassed care.

 

The Roving Vet is the preferred mobile veterinarian in Groton, CT and is a highly experienced veterinary professional providing you with the best possible health care for your pet.

Meet Doctor Marcus Sminkey

Owner / Veterinarian

Critical in formulating my bio was the realization of how fortunate I have been sharing my entire life caring for and being cared for by countless animals of all types and sizes.

Spending a lot of my earlier life in Vermont, I loved working dairy farms, horse farms, and a full schedule of haying, feeding and caring for many types of large animals. Many orphaned wildlife creatures also found their way through difficult times under my care. So many memorable and positive experiences led to a degree in Wildlife Biology and Forestry from The University of Vermont, after service in the United States Navy.

While attending UVM, I spent summers at the State and Federal waterfowl refuges capturing and banding thousands of ducks, working with biologists and State Game Wardens. With these life changing experiences and my education, I was selected and served for many years as a Vermont State Game Warden. Very few ever get an experience such as that and I cherish it deeply.

Eventually, my passion and love for animals brought me to the decision to become a veterinarian. I chose to attend Ross University in St. Kitts and graduated with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. From there, I practiced and trained in Vermont. After working as a staff veterinarian in The Hamptons, I purchased the Noank Mystic Veterinary Hospital in Noank, CT. Working as a sole practitioner and owner, I spent many years there serving patients and clients.

During that time, I enjoyed providing mobile veterinary care at homes, farms, boats, and even RVs! All of my great experiences have led me to where I am today. I excel in providing exceptional and affordable mobile veterinary care right in the comfortable surroundings where you and your pets live.

With almost 25 years of veterinary experience and a lifetime spent with animals, I am straight-talking, warm-hearted, and fully committed to the care and well-being of each patient as well as their families. I am proud to be the preferred mobile veterinarian in Groton, CT.

New Clients Welcome!

Take a few moments to fill out the New Client Form, letting the Doctor know about you and the needs of your Pet.