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hello, for the past three years when in France I have booked into a vets near Calais for my dog before returning home. I am not sure there is much more we can see in the area if we have to stay 2 -3 nights again. With the new regulations now allowing treatment within 5 days of return we thought that we would try and locate a good English speaking vet further South and then travel back north for a one night stay near Calais before returning by ferry. The likely hood is our destination is possibly Salon de Provence returning north from there. No rush as we will be in France for four weeks. Can anyone recommend and provide details of a vets either around that area or on route back north. thank you Ray Bradshaw
Just checked the Defra website and the info seems to have changed inasmuch as the visit to the vet on t'other side can now be between 1 and 5 days and only needs to be for tapeworm treatment. Am I correct or have I misunderstood the previous requirements? - Step 1 – Have your pet microchipped – Before any of the other procedures for pet travel are carried out, your pet must be fitted with a microchip so it can be properly identified. Step 2 – Have your pet vaccinated– After the microchip has been fitted your pet must be vaccinated against rabies. There is no exemption to this requirement, even if your pet has a current rabies vaccination. Rabies boosters must be kept up to date. The length of the waiting period before entry to the UK is 21 days after the first vaccination date. A waiting period is not required for subsequent entries into the UK, provided rabies boosters are kept up to date. If the vaccination is in two parts the 21 day wait will be from the date of the second vaccination. Step 3 – Get pet travel documentation – For animals being prepared in an EU country, you should get an EU pet passport. If you are preparing your animal in a non-EU listed country or territory you will need to obtain an official third country veterinary certificate although note that Croatia, Gibraltar, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland are also issuing passports. Step 4 – Tapeworm treatment – (dogs only): before entering the UK, all pet dogs (including assistance dogs) must be treated for tapeworm. The treatment must be administered by a vet not less than 24 hours and not more than 120 hours (1-5 days) before its scheduled arrival time in the UK. There is no mandatory requirement for tick treatment. Step 5 – Arrange for your animal to travel with an approved transport company on an authorised route – Your pet must enter the UK from a listed country or territory travelling with an approved transport company on an authorised route.