Looking to Move Your Pet to the United Kingdom?
Moving pets to the UK has gotten a little easier. In the spring of 2012 England modified their requirements for importation of pets from the United States to eliminate the need for a rabies blood titer test (RNATT / FAVN).
Requirements to Ship Pets into the United Kindgom
Your pet should have an ISO (International Standardization Organization) compliant microchip placed.
A rabies vaccination should be done AFTER the ISO microchip is placed. Any vaccinations before microchipping are irrelevant to importation and transportation.
A European Union Annex II veterinary certificate should be completed along with a United States Department of Agriculture USDA 7001 International Health Certificate for Small Animals should be completed. At least 21 days must have passed after the rabies vaccination before these documents can be signed for transport to the UK. These must be done by a USDA accredited veterinarian and endorsed by the USDA. The timing of these documents depends on the origin location due to endorsement logistics.
Your pet dog must be treated for tapeworms (Echinococcus multilocularis) within 1-5 days prior to import. This must be documented on the EU Annex II veterinary certificate and signed by the administering veterinarian.
We can provide all of these services for you or work with your veterinarian to assure that everything is done properly at the appropriate time.
AirVets Pet Relocation is a veterinarian owned and operated pet transportation company specializing in domestic and international animal transportation door to door anywhere in the world. Operating from our Dallas Fort Worth office, we are a member of the International Pet and Animal Transportation Association (IPATA) and are licensed by the USDA Intermediate Handler program.