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We welcome Michael Reynolds, a traveling medical laboratory technician, to Cardium podcast who talks about living the mobile lifestyle along with his beloved companion, Rocky.

A Furry Companion: Traveling with Pets

July 22, 2020

GUEST: Michael Reynolds

Michael Reynolds is a Medical Laboratory Technician and has been traveling for the past three years. He has an affinity for rural hospitals in small farming communities. Michael is a Navy veteran and visited eight foreign countries while he was in the service. He has also visited all 48 continental states. Michael graduated from Columbus State Community College with an Associate of Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Technology. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Washington State University. Michael enjoys white water rafting and camping. He has a passion for cooking and barbecue and in another three years plans on running his own barbeque business. Michael travels with his beloved dog, Rocky.

Some travelers go solo and others journey with a companion. For Michael Reynolds, traveling as a Medical Laboratory Technician wouldn’t be the same without his beloved dog Rocky by his side. He talks to us about sharing his adventures with his four-legged bestie and what he keeps in mind when planning for his assignments, from housing and finding a vet to all things every animal lover will appreciate.

During the episode, we cover:

  • Living the travel lifestyle with a pet
  • Traveling with a larger sized pet and some of the challenges
  • Finding housing when traveling with a pet and considerations
  • Selecting travel assignments based on his pet’s needs
  • Assignments in rural communities and the benefits of housing and surroundings
  • Pet deposits
  • Long shifts and what to consider
  • Caring for your pet while traveling and finding a vet
  • Travel to the assignment location and pet anxiety
  • The best friend relationship between Michael and Rocky

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