By February 7, 2014 2 Comments

Traveling With Pets: Year of the Horse Edition

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Year of the Horse: Whether you've got a dog, cat, or even a horse in tow, a pet friendly travel nurse company can help you.

Year of the Horse: Whether you’ve got a dog, cat, or even a horse in tow, a pet friendly travel nurse company can help you.

For a lot of Travel Nurses, it is super important that they are able to bring their pets with them on the road. The majority of Travelers have a beloved dog or cat without whom the adventure of Travel Nursing just wouldn’t be complete.

But other Travelers have less common pets in tow. We’ve heard of Travelers with rabbits, lizards, fish, and pot-bellied pigs riding shotgun on their journey. Today, in honor of 2014 being The Year of the Horse in Chinese astrology, we’d like to introduce you to a very special and unique traveling pet: Eichie the Traveling Horse!

Eichie is traveling with Medical Solutions Travel Nurse Amanda T. The pair have been together for 11 years and even compete in barrel races together! To read more about Eichie and Amanda click here.

As you can imagine, traveling with a 1200-pound pet requires a bit of pre-planning in the way of logistics. But even if you’re just traveling with a cat or a dog, you may need a little help planning for them to join you on the road.

If you plan to travel with a pet, you should definitely seek out an agency that is pet friendly and will be able to offer you some assistance in that area. Here are a few things a pet friendly Travel Nurse company can do to make traveling with pets easier for you:

  • First, your recruiter should inquire about your pets to get to better understand your needs when it comes to traveling with pets.
  • Pet friendly agencies will offer you help when it comes to finding housing that accommodates you and your pet. Some will even pay your pet deposit as part of your contract.
  • They may offer discounts that can help you care for your animals.
  • They may provide resources that can help you learn about how to best manage bringing your pets on the road with you.

So, do you travel with your pet(s)? Share your traveling with pets stories in the comments.

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About the Author:

Hi, I'm Sarah Wengert, a creative content writer for the amazing Medical Solutions based in Omaha, Nebraska. While I'm not a travel nurse, I love to travel and I truly appreciate the hard, important work that nurses do. I'm very happy to represent a company that cares so much about its people. Thanks for reading!

2 Comments on "Traveling With Pets: Year of the Horse Edition"

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  1. Fritzi says:

    Which travel agencies are pet friendly?

  2. Sarah Wengert says:

    Fritzi, many companies offer pet friendly benefits, but some are more serious about it than others. Eichie’s company, Medical Solutions, was one of the first agencies to really focus on Travelers with pets, and has an entire Pet section on the web that you can check out here: http://www.medicalsolutions.com/pet-friendly-travel-nursing/

    Overall, you should always look for information on an agency’s website regarding pet friendly travel and when in doubt, as always, feel free to ask your Recruiter!

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