If you are leaving Australia to travel or live overseas and you wish to take your pet with you, its important you know that there are very strict requirements involved. The process of exporting your pet can be tricky and the requirements for vaccinations, parasite control, blood tests, age limits, isolation etc. not only vary between countries, but they can also be changed at any time without notice.
You may already be familiar with our practices, or perhaps you are using us for the first time as you might find using our travel services to be more convenient, personalised and less expensive than utilising a pet transport company. We aim to minimise the number of visits required, and to make the process as smooth as possible at this potentially stressful time for you and your much loved pet.
The process of export certification for Australian domestic pets can be a complex process, requiring co-ordination by both the Australian Government Quarantine and Department of Agriculture authorities, and the relevant authorities in the country of destination, and any countries your pet may be transiting through. Only veterinarians approved by the Government and accredited in “Companion Animal Export Certification” can carry out these specific duties and sign off on the paperwork allowing your pet to travel. Dr. Durelle Esnouf BVSC (Hons) MACVSc, CVA is an accredited veterinarian in this process.
If you would like more information, please call and speak with our staff who will be able to send you all relevant detailed information to get the process under way.
Please note that some countries require this process to begin at least 4 – 6 months prior to your travel date.