Thinking of emigrating?
We at Bakenkop Animal clinic want our patients to stay here with us, but if you are thinking of emigrating here are a few points to keep in mind.
Start early. Depending on the country, there are many hoops to jump through and these take time.
For veterinary health certification all countries require positive identification of the animal with a microchip. Most countries require vaccination and blood tests. Unfortunately this is only valid after the insertion of a microchip. For this reason we recommend microchipping as a standard for all puppies.
Every country has its own set of requirements for pets entering their country. It is best to either contact the country directly for import requirements or work through one of the export companies.
There are companies that specialize in export of pets and they help to take the stress out of the whole ordeal. They can organise the state veterinarian aspect as well as the actual flight. We highly recommend that you work through one of these companies from the very start of the process.
- Keringa/petwings: firstname.lastname@example.org 011 976 3030
- Global paws : email@example.com 0879970540
- Petport : firstname.lastname@example.org 011 965 6397
We as the private veterinarian can help you with microchipping, vaccinations, blood tests and filling in of health certificates. It remains your responsibility to organise and make sure that tests and vaccinations are done at the correct times based on the countries requirements.
If you need an export consultation, please phone to make an appointment with Dr Anya Kleinhans, or Dr Kate de Klerk Mondays to Fridays.