Our vets are authorised to facilitate the export and travel of your pet but please remember obtaining a pet passport takes time and you should begin the process at least 1 month before you travel.
We can issue a Pet Passport for your pet, which means that you can travel into several EU countries without the need for quarantine.
The information on which countries this pertains to is available from:
Please note that your pet will need to be microchipped and vaccinated against rabies and will be subject to re-entry procedures.
For Pet Passports and worldwide exports, we can also assist with health checks, blood samples and other requirements. Please note that each country will have its own requirements and you should allow sufficient time for all procedures to be undertaken.
STEP 1: Your pet should already be micro chipped, if not get it done now. Before any other pet travel procedure can be carried out your pet must be fitted with a microchip so that it can be properly identified.
STEP 2: Have your pet vaccinated against rabies. There is no exemption from this requirement and rabies boosters must be kept up to date. Once vaccinated your pet must wait 21 days from the date of the vaccination before leaving the UK.
STEP 3: Get the pet passport documentation for your pet. The practice will supply this once your pet is vaccinated against rabies. The filling in of the pet passport takes some time so when booking your pet in for a rabies vaccination and pet passport please inform the receptionist.
STEP 4: Tapeworm treatment (dogs only). All dogs must be treated for tapeworm 24-120 hours (1-5 days) before entering the UK. This treatment must be administered by a vet and certified within your pet passport. There is no longer a mandatory tick treatment however we strongly recommend that you keep your pets tick prevention up to date whilst abroad as many serious exotic and zoonotic diseases are transmitted in this way.
STEP 5: Arrange for your animal to travel with an approved transport company on an authorised route.
STEP 6: Have a lovely holiday with your pet!