I Need (Travel) Therapy Ep 35 – Transitioning from Perm to Travel & Traveling with Your Pet – Katie Baumgartel MS, CCC-SLP

April 5, 2021

In this episode, we had the pleasure of speaking with a very special guest, Katie Baumgartel MS, CCC-SLP, about making the transition from perm to travel therapy and everything you need to know about traveling with a pet. Katie reflected on her own experience starting a travel career after two years of working in perm and shared her incredible adventures with her dog, Diego. During our conversation, Katie discussed the benefits of working in perm before traveling, what the transition process looked like for her, how traveling with a pet impacts the planning process, and more.  

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We Discuss

  • 0:00 Introduction to Katie and her background
  • 7:34 The benefits of working in perm before traveling
  • 12:17 The transition process from perm to travel
  • 15:03 Katie’s favorite assignment destination so far
  • 20:23 How Katie came to meet her dog, Diego
  • 28:43 Planning assignments while traveling with a dog
  • 34:13 The challenges and highlights of traveling with a pet  

About Katie Baumgartel MS, CCC-SLP

Katie grew up in Connecticut and after graduating from UConn, worked as a full-time SLP for two years in her home state. After gaining valuable perm experience, Katie began traveling in 2016. She is currently stationed in Northern California but has been all over the country, previously working assignments in San Diego, Austin (Texas), Chicago, Phoenix (Arizona), and Alaska. Travel has given Katie a life of adventure while also bringing her together with a very special companion—her dog Diego.

To follow Katie and Diego on their continued adventures, make sure to check out her website and her Instagram!

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About the Show

Producer - Jonathan Cary

Assistant Producer – Katie Schrauben

Show Notes – Sam MacKay

Music & Editing - Aidan Dykes

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