Tri-C Alumna Provides In-Home Pet Care as “The Traveling Technician”
Serena Pudelski grew up caring for animals, so it was no surprise when she decided to pursue a career as a veterinary technician. Now, she brings routine pet care — such as nail trims and ear cleanings — to homes throughout Northeast Ohio.
After completing the Veterinary Technology program at Cuyahoga Community College’s Western Campus in 2009, Pudelski trained in lab animal medicine as an intern at Case Western Reserve University. She worked in research for a bit before joining a private practice and eventually starting The Traveling Technician LLC in May 2016.
Pudelski also offers an online course for veterinary technicians who wish to create their own house call businesses. The Vet Tech Society Program empowers participants and provides them an alternative to traditional clinic positions.
“I’m creating a movement for pet care by teaching RVTs [registered veterinary technicians] how they can build a successful house call business of their own — making their own schedule, spending more time doing what they love, unleashing their income potential and becoming invaluable to the pets they serve.”
Pudelski recently spoke at an American Veterinary Medical Association meeting about her experience at Tri-C and owning her own business. She was thrilled to share her story, visit her professors and walk through the kennel area and labs at her alma mater. She was invited back to speak to Tri-C students about her training and experience.
Reflecting on her professional journey, Pudelski says she is exactly where she wants to be in her life and career: “I’m a wife, mom, business owner and vet tech trailblazer.”