The rabies vaccination is recorded in the pet passports or in the Animal Health Certificate.
The vaccination record has to show:
The treatment record has to show:
With an animal health certificate from an official veterinarian, you can prove your pet is free from disease. it is an official document and can only be issued by an official veterinarian. Ask your vet if they can provide animal health certificates or ask if they know an official veterinarian for an animal health certificate appointment.
The animal health certificate needs to be signed by an official veterinarian (OV). an OV is an authorised person by the government. You can ask your veterinarian if they can issue animal health certificates or if they can arrange an animal health certificate appointment with an OV.
An animal health certificate can cost around £180 according to the royal veterinary college. If your pet needs to be microchipped, this will cost around £20. For a rabies vaccination the costs are around £50.
If you are travelling from the uk to a country from the European union, you will need an animal health certificate. Your pet will need another animal health certificate for each trip to an eu country or northern Ireland from Great Britain.
An animal health certificate is issued when everything is in order and your pet is free from disease. When the animal health certificate is issued, you can use this to leave the country with your pet for the next 10 days.
Your pet’s animal health certificate will be valid after the date of issue for up to four months for re-entry to Great Britain.
Pets have to be at least 12 weeks old before they can get any vaccinations. To get a rabies document you will have to wait 21 days after the rabies vaccination.
An animal health certificate will be valid after the date of issue for:
10 days for entry into the eu or Northern Ireland
4 months for onward travel within the EU
4 months for re-entry to Great Britain
It really depends on the European countries you are travelling to, and what main pet parasites you have to be aware of. The Transpawter will tell you if you need to be aware of any pet parasites when you book your pet’s travel. Generally, fleas, ticks, intestinal roundworms, taenia and dipylidium tapeworms and mites can be found throughout Europe therefore pet owners should protect their dogs from the risks associated with these parasites.
If you have a pet passport issued in Great Britain, from England, Wales, or Scotland, then you cannot use this pet passport. First, you will need to check if the country you are going to accepts passports for pets coming from Great Britain. It’s possible you need supporting documents, and if the pet passport is not accepted, you will need an animal health certificate. Each trip requires a new animal health certificate. If the rabies vaccinations are up to date, your pet does not need a new rabies vaccination. Some countries have additional requirements. If you are not sure which requirements the country you are travelling to has, contact us, so we can tell you.