It is amazing how many travel nurses travel with their pets, but not really all that surprising, pets make great companions for travel nurses who may be in a new place on their own. Coming home to your loving dog or spending the night with a good book and your cat curled up at your feet are great stress relievers that can make the stress of a tough shift fade away.
What’s nice is that most travel nursing companies understand this and are providing ways for travel nurses to take their pets with them on assignments. Whether that means putting it into your housing package, helping you find housing that can handle your pets or providing pet insurance discounts.
One of the first challenges you are going to face in taking your pet with you to your next travel nursing job is getting there. Depending on the length of the assignment, this could be a simple two hour drive from your home, a major road trip or even an airplane ride. A series of guides over at TakeYourPet.com give a great overview of how to get started in this task.
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