The Pet Travel Scheme (PETS), or Pet Passport as it is often called, is designed to protect human health. It is the system that means people in the UK can take their pets to certain countries and bring them back without the need for quarantine. It also allows pet animals from these countries to enter the UK without quarantine as long as they meet certain conditions.
To enable your pet to travel within the EU, it will need microchipping and a vaccination against rabies. A pet passport can then be issued which allows for travel from 3 weeks of the date of Rabies vaccination. There are requirements for worming treatment to be administered by a veterinary surgeon before re-entering the UK, and Rabies vaccinations need to be repeated every 1-3 years.
Further information can be found on the DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) website - www.defra.gov.uk/wildlife-pets/pets/travel/pets
Pets are likely to need extra medication to protect them from foreign diseases and parasites. We at Heene Road Vets will be able to advise you on the most suitable precautions to take.
Here at Heene Road Vets we are passionate about pet care. We use a caring, flexible approach to put you at ease when you are worried about your pet.
Please fill out the following form in order to request your repeat prescription. If you have any questions please contact us on 01903 200187.
We use Worthing Emergency Vets (based in Grove Lodge Veterinary Hospital) for emergencies arising out of hours. Please call 01903 200187.