Our goal here at Vida Veterinary Mobile Services is to provide our patients with the best quality medical care in the comfort of their own home. Vida Veterinary is owned and operated by Dr. Alfredo Geigel-Ortiz VMD. Although his primary focus is small animals and exotic pets (including fish and poultry) he takes care of all shapes and sizes of pets. Doctor Geigel started his mobile veterinary service in 2013 because he believes in the importance of family. Not only does his service provide a great convenience to pet owners and their families, it also blesses him with the time to spend with his own family.

Our passion is to keep your pet healthy and safe – Por Vida, for Life!

We are happy to assist you by phone or email to set up an appointment for your pets. Se habla Español

Growing up in Puerto Rico, I had the great fortune to work and play alongside my grandfather, who had a large farm and exposed me to animals from a very early age.

My passion for animals led me to Texas, where I graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Biology. From Texas, my chocolate lab and I moved to Philadelphia, where I successfully completed my studies in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

I am driven to help pets by providing the best care possible. I love keeping up to date with research and technology, and integrating the latest and most current practices into my work.


Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society – San Antonio, TX

  • Symposium: 38 hours of CE 2012

International Veterinary Acupuncture Society – San Antonio, TX

  • Studied 2007-2013

Sonora Veterinary Specialists – Phoenix, AZ

  • Rotating Internship in Surgery and Medicine with Board Certified Specialists 2006 – 2007

Remote Area Veterinary Medicine (RAVS)

  • Swine and bovine surgery at the Black Beauty Ranch, 2005 – 2006 Murchison, TX
  • Equine and small animal medicine and surgery, 2001, 2003, 2004 Peten, Guatemala
  • Cheyenne River, small animal medicine and surgery, 2004 Dakota, Arizona

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine – Philadelphia, PA

  • V.M.D. 2004
  • Aquavet I & II, 2000, 2001; Woods Hole, MA
  • Aquaculture Facilities Maintenance, designed, constructed and maintained aquaculture facilities
  • N.I.H. Research Project: Collection, separation and identification of fish leucocytes and identification, localization and binding specificity of trout C3b receptors, 1998 – 2001

University of Illinois School of Veterinary Medicine – Urbana, IL

  • Envirovet Program: 2 weeks in White Oak Plantation, Florida; 1 week in Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute,Florida; 3 weeks, Kenya, Africa, 2002

University of Pennsylvania Wharton Business School – Philadelphia, PA

  • Small Business Development Certificate Program (S.B.D.C.), 2000 – 2003

Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine – Baton Rouge, LA

  • AquaMed, 1999

University of Florida School of Veterinary Medicine – Gainesville, FL

  • Diseases of Warmwater Fish courses, 1999

University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez – Mayagüez, PR

  • Aquaculture and Animal Industry, 1997 – 1998

University of Texas at Austin – Austin, TX

  • B.A. with minors in Zoology, Chemistry, Math and Spanish, 1994 – 1997

Inter American University

  • Pre-vet, 1991 – 1993

Prior Experience:

Banfield The Pet Hospital

  • Chief of Staff, Formulary Committee, Coach veterinarian, Lead veterinarian for PetSmart exotic animals

Buttercup Creek Animal Hospital

  • General practice, medicine and surgery in small animals and exotics pets

Sonora Veterinary Specialists

  • Rotating Internship in Surgery and Medicine with board certified specialist

Geigel Aquatic Medicine

  • Mobile veterinary; Surgery, treatments of fish, Pet shops and aquaculture consultant

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

  • Pathologist Assistant, Cooperative Human Tissue Network (CHTN)