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Meet Our Driving Team!

Our driving team consists of key personnel from all over the country with a wide variety of backgrounds. Most importantly, all HTT drivers love pets! They will keep you up to date about your pet’s well-being and trip progress through text and picture messages along the way!

As our company grows, we are frequently looking for individuals who have what it takes to join our driving team. Meet some of our driving team here and check out our new cartoon about what it takes to be a driver for Happy Tails Travel!

Choosing the Right Vet

By: Bridget Monrad, R.N. | Sep 08, 2023

Have you just moved with your pet? Or just adopted a sweet new kitten? Or maybe the vet you have used for the last 20 years just retired. Whatever the reason, if you find yourself in a position of needing to find a new veterinarian, there are some things you may want to consider. Taking the time to research different veterinarians and their practices will ensure that your pet is receiving the highest quality of care.


First, ask friends, family, or co-workers for referrals. If someone has had a good experience with a particular veterinarian, it’s likely that other clients have as well. Once you have a list of possibilities, it’s time to do some research. You will want to read reviews, look into whether the vets have AAHA, AVMA, and/or USDA accreditation, look into their specialties, what services they offer, if they provide emergency services, pricing, and how close they are to your home.


As you are doing your research, you will want to keep in mind your current and future circumstances. For example, if you have a clumsy dog that tends to injure themselves, ER services may be a priority. Or if you plan on moving internationally in the next few years, you will want a vet that has USDA accreditation so they can sign the necessary forms. To transport your pet to another state, your dog or cat will need a health certificate as well as the necessary vaccinations.


Finally, it’s time to make your 1st appointment. It is always good to do a well-pet visit before an emergency arises so that you know where to go and know you are happy with the care your pet will receive. You will want to pay attention to how the staff treats you and your pet. Make sure that you both feel well taken care of and respected. Also pay attention to how clean the waiting room and exam room are. If you have a cat, it is helpful for there to be a separate waiting area for felines and canines. Remember this is a trial, so if you are not satisfied with your experience, you can always try out another one. Your relationship with your vet is important to your pet’s health and ease for getting any necessary documents for your pet’s travel. We can work with your veterinarian to make sure they have all the pet travel documents necessary. Fill out a Pet Travel Form for more information.