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Travel Clinics

taking pets abroad

Click for advice on taking your pet abroad

Pets are truly part of the family and The Pet Travel Scheme allows pets to travel abroad without the need to be quarantined, for this reason more people are opting to take their pet on holiday with them rather than leaving them behind.

Jumping through all the legal hoops and certification and ensuring that the necessary vaccinations and tests are carried out correctly can be very daunting.

There are also additional risks to your pet from potentially life threatening diseases caused by parasites that are encountered abroad.

If you do decide to travel with your pet we offer travel clinic consultations with our clinic nurse who can offer advice on the best methods to protect your pet whilst you are away.

For more information on the parasites, diseases and recommended treatments of the country or region you are thinking of visiting, see the www.esccap.org/travelling-pets-advice/

An appointment at our Travel Clinic will help you look at the options, make the right decisions for you and your pet and plan the process of preparing to take your pet abroad.

Please remember to ring us for an appointment in good time – it can take several weeks to prepare for travel, and travel outside the EU can involve some lengthy preparations.

There’s more to it than just applying for a Pet Passport!