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Three years and 800 rides later, Squad FiftyOne is Cleveland’s go-to transport for pet emergencies


“I’m a rescue man, I trained to be a rescue man, and I like being a rescue man.”  Profound words from our feature article in Freshwater Cleveland.

The BAC 2018 Road To Success Award Winner

We are happy to share that Squad FiftyOne Pet Medical Transport and its founder Yalanda Media have been chosen the 2018 Winner of the Business Advisors of Cleveland’s (BAC) Road To Success Award.

The award was presented in May at the Annual BAC Awards Luncheon at the Cleveland Skating Club in Shaker Heights, Ohio.

Squad FiftyOne Featured on Channel 19 News

Our client Connie Price recalls how Squad FiftyOne helped her cat Roo in their time of need.

Ride Along: Ohio’s First Pet Triage and Transport Service

Ride along with Fox 8 News reporter Maia Belay as she learns the ins and outs of veterinary medical transport.

Pet Ambulance Helps Four-Legged Friends in Trouble

News Channel 5’s E-Team member Lauren Wilson speaks with our client Shelly Ringer. Shelly discusses why Squad FiftyOne was a lifesaver for her and her dog Nemo.

Squad FiftyOne in the Cleveland Plain Dealer

In this article, Business Reporter Janet Cho discusses the origin of Squad FiftyOne and the invaluable service is provides to the Northeast Ohio pet community.

John Carroll University’s Women in Business

Founder & CEO Yalanda Medina offers advise to up and coming women entrepreneurs.

Women on the Rise

Founder Yalanda Medina is chosen as one of the business women on the rise by Aviatra Accelerators in an article featured in Ultimate Air Magazine

Women in Entrepreneurship Panel

Yalanda Medina, CEO of Squad FiftyOne, is proud to have been chosen participate in a panel discussion on Powerful Women in Business at the 2017 StartUp Cincinnati Week Business Conference.

Squad FiftyOne Guest Appearance on Kabir Time Hudson

Our CEO & Founder Yalanda Medina talks about the origin and mission of Squad FiftyOne as the featured guest on Kabir Time Hudson (click for full video).

Squad FiftyOne Wins the 2017 Aviatra Accelerators’ Business Launch Competition!

Squad FiftyOne is the proud of winner of the Aviatra 2017 Spring Launch Business Competition. We would like to thank the incredible team at Aviatra Accelerators for believing in our vision. We will be using these funds to purchase new vans and equipment, allowing us to serve more pets and their owners in Cuyahoga, Summit, and Lake counties!


ABOUT AVIATRA : Aviatra Accelerators is an educational and micro-finance, non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring and supporting female entrepreneurs in key areas of their business. We enable bold women to start and sustain well-managed and profitable businesses through our business education classes, guidance from mentors and coaches, and access to debt capital.

Squad FiftyOne Makes its Debut on WKYC Channel 3!

Our Chief Canine Officer Bruiser made his first television appearance during an interview with Cleveland’s WKYC Channel 3 News. For the full video and article about Squad FiftyOne and our services: click here.

Squad FiftyOne Press Release

Squad FiftyOne is Northeast Ohio’s  first pet medical transport service. Download the full release HERE.

Squad FiftyOne Helps to Advocate for Small Business

This past May, Squad FiftyOne had the privilege to participate in a small group panel with Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted and members of Cleveland’s Council of Small Enterprise (COSE) to discuss the unique challenges facing small business owners in Ohio. This roundtable of diverse businesses from across Northeast Ohio came together to offer valuable and unique insight to help shape the state’s ongoing support of small business.

Squad FiftyOne Media Kit

For a comprehensive overview of Squad FiftyOne and our mission, please review our online Digital Media Kit.

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