Pet Travel

Has your pet got a veterinary health certificate?

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

Since 2012 pet dogs, cats and ferrets have been able to 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 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.

Rabies vaccinations have to administered by a certified Official Veterinarian (OV), who will also sign and stamp travel documents.

At Stanhope Park Veterinary Hospital, Ana Merle Porta and Cecile Spring are certified Official Veterinarians, and will be happy to help you with any enquiries regarding your pet’s travel.

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