Pet Passports

Has your pet got an official veterinary health certificate?

Did you know that on the 1st of January 2012 pet travel rules changed?

New legislation means that pet dogs, cats and ferrets can now enter or re-enter the UK from any country in the world without quarantine, provided they meet the rules of the scheme, which will be different depending on the country or territory the pet is coming from.

In order to travel abroad with your pet, a microchip must first be implanted and a rabies vaccine administered.

Further procedures are dependent upon the countries you will be travelling through. For up-to-date guidelines and advice, please visit the DEFRA website.

A Pet Passport of Official Veterinary Health Certificate will need to be issued before travelling, which must be completed and stamped by an LVI (Local Veterinary Inspector).

At Stanhope Park Veterinary Hospital several of our Veterinary Surgeons hold an LVI certificate, allowing the practice to issue Pet Passports for our clients’ pets.

As well as the requirement for a current rabies vaccination, it is also important to ensure your pet is given appropriate treatment for parasites.

For more information on travelling with your pet, or to book an appointment with a member of our veterinary team, please call 01325 380111 or email Stanhope Park Veterinary Hospital at