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Traveling Internationally with Your Pet

What you need:

Rabies Vaccine Certificate

  • When travelling internationally you must have an up to date rabies vaccine that has been administered by a licensed veterinarian.
  • The certificate must contain breed, sex, age, colour, markings and other identifying information. It must also have the date is given, the expiry date of vaccine and the veterinarians signature.
  • It is important to research the country you are travelling to, as each country has different specifications for when rabies must be done by. For example, some countries might require that you have the rabies vaccine given within 30 days of travel while others say you must have it within 7 days.

Health Certificate

  • Again, research is advised for where you are travelling. Most countries require a health certificate from a health exam that was completed by a veterinarian. This should be done within 10 days of travel.
  • An animal must be deemed healthy by a veterinarian in order to travel.

Deworming Flea/Tick and Heart Worm Prevention

  • Some countries require you to have dewormed your pet before travel. Please research your specific country before travelling. If you are going somewhere warm heartworm and flea/tick prevention is advised.

Paperwork

How are you travelling?

  • If you are travelling by plane, please make sure that you have called the airline for their travel specifications for pets. This is very important as it could make or break a travel plan.

Puppies

  • A puppy must be at least 4 months old to travel. Rabies is given at 3 months, and it takes 30 days for the vaccine to take effect.

Written by: Sam Miller, ACA

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Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Tuesday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Wednesday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Thursday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Friday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED


NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at McLean Animal Hospital