036 | Traveling with Pets with Dr. Brittany Lancellotti

travel with pets
Want to travel with your dog? This episode is filled with planning and packing info to make adventuring with your dog as fun as possible while keeping everyone safe.

Dr. Brittany Lancellotti is a board certified veterinary dermatology specialist currently living in Los Angeles, CA. She was born in Germany when her parents were working abroad and after exploring Europe in a VW van during her infancy, they decided to move back to the US where she grew up outside of Philadelphia. Some of her favorite memories from childhood are of her family, including the dog, taking trips with the pop up camper around the country. 

On the veterinary side of her life she has worked at world-renowned facilities such as the Animal Medical Center in New York City and Animal Dermatology Clinic in Los Angeles.  She has received numerous awards and honors such as Excellence in Internal Medicine, Dean’s Award, and Excellence in Dermatology.  She currently practices at Veterinary Skin and Ear in Santa Monica, CA, a state of the art facility providing world class care. Dr. Lancellotti’s research into the safety of Apoquel, one of the most commonly used medications in veterinary medicine, was published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (and you can hear all about it on episode 4 of the Your Vet Wants You to Know podcast).

Dr. Lancellotti is the host of the Your Vet Wants You to Know podcast, which offers pet owners a reliable source of evidence-based information for common questions to pet health topics in entertaining and easily digestible episodes. She is a national and international speaker and Fear Free certified veterinarian, focusing on creating positive associations for pets during hospital visits. She is a member of the medical advisory board for the Los Angeles Zoo and loves helping their animals. When she’s not treating itchy, stinky pets, she loves adventures with her husband and two kids, ages 4 and 1, and one of her favorite travel experiences was the long cross country trip she and her husband took with their two dogs when they moved from New Jersey to California for veterinary school.

Key Takeaways

  1. What do you want the experience to look like?  Our pets are like our children and want to be with us even while adventuring.  How can you design an experience to make an adventure an worthwhile experience for everyone involved including the dog.
  2. Your veterinarian is an amazing resource who wants your pet to be happy, healthy and with you on adventures.  Use them to guide your adventure.  
  3. Pet care habits often develop based on what we are familiar and exposed to and may not be the best for quality pet care.  For example, getting booties on our dog has been challenging for us.  Dr. Lancellotti offered great tips to help make those hard things a little easier by building a practice for positive association training sessions in 5 minute increments.  
  4. Everything from this episode, from the packing list to a deeper dive on a specific medication or condition to explore, can be found on her website: https://www.yourvetwantsyoutoknow.com 

To connect with Dr. Lancellotti
Podcast: Your Vet Wants You to Know on Apple Podcast (or wherever you listen to podcasts)

Website: https://www.yourvetwantsyoutoknow.com

Instagram: @yourvetwantsyoutoknow

Facebook: @yourvetwantsyoutoknow

Where to Listen

Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher,  Google Podcast, anywhere podcasts are played