The Traveling Pet Nurse

In-Home Nursing Care, Wellness Care, and Pet Sitting
by a Certified Veterinary Technician


The Traveling Pet Nurse provides skilled and gentle care for your pet in the comfort of your own home . If your pet has at-home medical needs, our goal is to work together with your veterinarian to provide your pet with the best care. Our certified vet tech, Kailyn, is trusted by veterinarians to provide a variety of services to meet you and your pet's needs, from caring for your animal companion to supporting you while you learn the skills necessary to meet those needs yourself . Kailyn specializes in senior animals as well as those who may be recovering from injury, surgery or illness. 


In-Home Wellness & Nursing Care

If you need help at home with medical treatments that your veterinarian has recommended, Kailyn can provide these services for your pet in the comfort of your own home, helping your pet heal faster with less stress. Leave the hard stuff in the hands of a medically trained animal nurse. 

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Day-Time Pet Sitting 
for pets with specialized care needs

With The Traveling Pet Nurse, you can rest easy knowing that your pet is in the comfort of their home, and is receiving one-on-one care by a loving, knowledgeable sitter with a medical background. Whether you’re traveling on vacation or just out for the day, Kailyn will closely monitor any medical conditions, provide you with updates, and keep your pet comfortable and happy. 

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Kailyn Neil, CVT

Kailyn became a certified veterinary technician in 2012 and moved to Bend in 2016, where she worked as Medical Director and Lead Vet Tech at a small-animal hospital. During her career she began to see the need for in-home services for pets or pet owners that have a difficult time traveling. Many of the vet tech appointments that she saw in the clinic were visits that she knew could be done in the comfort of the owner's own home. 
Along with providing care in pet owner's homes, Kailyn also volunteers with Companion Animal Medical Project, providing veterinary care for the pets of people without houses.  
Kailyn loves to go on adventures with her dog Anna, her trusty hiking partner. Outside of pet-related activities, Kailyn enjoys being a mom to her little girl, dirt biking with her husband, kayaking, mountain biking, gardening, and finding remote places to camp.

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What is a Certified Veterinary Technician?

Certified Veterinary Technicians (CVTs) require a minimum 2 year Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology.  In order to complete their degree they must complete several college courses as well as multiple externships in the field. They study multiple areas of veterinary medicine including animal care and husbandry, animal nursing, animal behavior, radiology, pharmacology, surgery, laboratory practices and techniques, anesthesia, analgesia, CPR, anatomy and physiology, and dentistry. Finally, CVTs are required to pass a state board exam and a national exam to become certified. 

Once they become certified, CVTs work alongside veterinarians to provide skilled patient care. CVTs are responsible for observing behavior and the animal's condition, providing emergency first aid, assisting in surgery, inducing and maintaining anesthesia, and performing dental cleanings. They are also responsible for talking to the owners about the animal's condition and medication, and educating them about preventative medicine. 

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