Lots of our clients like to travel with their pets and we are pleased to offer a comprehensive service for pet passports or pet exports. Veterinary surgeons at our 3 Practices can act on behalf of DEFRA to authorise and complete the relevant documents.
There are some diseases your pet may be at risk from if travelling to mainland Europe, especially Southern Europe. Please contact the Practice and we will be happy to advise on the best preventative measures to minimise the risk of your pet contracting any of these diseases.
An export differs from a passport in that it is valid for a one way journey from the UK to another country and is appropriate for countries not in the PET scheme eg Brazil, Israel. Export requirements vary widely between different countries and the first step you must take is to contact DEFRA to fill in an application for export. This application will also have a section to put our details on it so we can carry out the necessary steps to issue completed export certification.
We would strongly advise you start this several months before you intend to travel as export requirements sometimes involve several blood tests and treatments which need to be administered at specific intervals prior to the export date. Once you have filled out your application for export it is sent back to DEFRA. The export paperwork is then sent directly to us for completion. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions regarding exports.