In-Home Nursing Care, Wellness Care, and Pet Sitting
by a Licensed Vet Tech
The Traveling Pet Nurse provides fear-free, professional pet care in the comfort of your home. If your pet has medical needs or becomes stressed at the vet, our goal is to work together with your veterinarian to provide your pet with the best care. Our licensed vet tech, Kailyn, offers 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
Do you have a pet who is sensitive or fears having general grooming and care, such as getting their nails trimmed or ears cleaned? Or a senior dog with medical needs who has a hard time traveling? Through fear-free compassion, Kailyn can provide these services for you and your pet in the comfort of your own home!
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.
Kailyn Neil, LVT
Kailyn became a licensed 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 provided by an animal health care professional. She wanted there to be an easier option for pet owners who had a hard time traveling with their pets for frequent wellness care or medical care. So in 2018 she became
The Traveling Pet Nurse!
Kailyn loves to go on adventures with her dog Anna, her trusty hiking partner. Outside of pet-related activities, Kailyn enjoys dirt biking with her husband, kayaking, gardening, creating art for her home, and traveling to the mountains and tropical places.
What is a Licensed Veterinary Technician?
Licensed Veterinary Technicians (LVT) 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 veterinary hospitals. 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, LVTs are required to pass a state board exam and a national exam to become certified.
Once they become certified, LVTs work alongside veterinarians to provide skilled patient care. LVTs are responsible for observing behavior and the animal's condition, providing emergency first aid, assisting in surgery, inducing and maintaining anesthesisa, 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.