This week’s guest is Laurie Leonard, who runs a start-up company in San Diego, Calif., to help pet owners who travel.
She is the founder of MyPetRecordsOnline.com, a service that stores a pet’s medical records, including vaccination history, online so they can be accessed by another vet in an emergency situation, or even a campground looking to verify a current rabies shot.
She offers a variety of plans to accommodate any pet owner and is even willing to create a custom plan to meet unusual needs.
She explains how she came up with the idea, outlines the types of services she offers, and shows how it can benefit RV owners and their pets.
So many things can happen when people travel with pets. A pet could bite someone or be bitten themselves. They could be involved in a car accident. They could swallow something they find on the ground. They could run into a cactus. They could just wind up sick as a dog and need to see a doctor.
Having medical records instantly available would be a big advantage. It is possible that if a pet owner can’t prove a pet has had a certain vaccination, the pet be required to have the same shot again.
When traveling out of state or, worse, out of country, not being able to prove a pet had a rabies vaccination could result in the animal being quarantined.
All these are valid reasons for wanting access to pet records wherever you might be. For more information, visit www.MyPetRecordsOnline.com. People who listen to this podcast can take 15 percent off their first year of services with the coupon code RV15.