We have a wealth of experience handling paperwork for animals to travel

If you plan on taking your companion on holiday with you, they will need a passport, just like you. However, it’s important to start the process of obtaining a passport for your pet at least 6 weeks before they travel because a number of things are required to issue one. These include:

  • A thorough health check to ensure your pet is in good shape, up-to-date with parasite control and doesn’t have any diseases they could pass on to other animals
  • A rabies vaccination – this will protect your pet for up to 3 years
  • A microchip – please click here for more information
  • A health certificate which must be completed by a vet (this is only needed for certain countries)
  • Authorisation from a vet approved by DEFRA, once they are satisfied your pet meets all of the requirements to travel safely

Please note: you are advised to make yourself aware of the diseases your pet is at risk of when they travel abroad. Please click here to learn more.

At Elm House Veterinary Centre, we have a wealth of experience handling the necessary paperwork for animals to travel. If you have any questions about your holiday plans or acquiring a passport for your pet, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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