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  • 9am – 11am
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Pet Passports

What you need to know
The “Pet’s Passport” allows you to bring an animal back into Britain after travelling abroad in certain countries. All European countries are covered, plus some colonies.
NB if you visit or travel through any country not on the scheme (the most notable being the USA) your pet will still have to go through quarantine.
In order to obtain a passport your pet will have to go through several preparatory steps:

  • A microchip must be implanted.(See our section on micro chipping).
  • Your pet must be vaccinated against rabies. We recommend two injections, two weeks apart for young or elderly patients.One injection
  • The Rabies vaccination we use, requires a booster every THREE years. Providing the rabies injections are kept up to date,the passport will only need to be stamped when the vaccination is done.
  • Between 24 and 48 hours before you return to Britain you must have your pet treated against tapeworms and ticks by a vet in the country that you visit. The vet will have to stamp your passport when this is carried out.


It should be noted that you can only return your pets to Britain via certain named carriers. It is also worth noting that the passport only covers return to Britain. Some countries have extra requirements (e.g. a ministry health certificate). Check with DEFRA, at least one month before you leave, that no other criteria must be met, especially if you are planning on leaving the country long term.

If you have any questions, please call the surgery or goto Pet Passport. There is also a Government helpline number – 0870 2411 710.

Heathrow also has travel information.


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Acorn Veterinary Centre
21 Station Road
B80 7HR
Tel: 01527 853304


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    February's Pet of the Month

    Neville is our February’s Pet of Month! At only 5 months old, he is our youngest recipient of the award.

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    Neville is such a cheeky chappy who puts a smile on everyone’s face here at Acorn.

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    He originally weighed 54.6kg and with the help from a prescription weight loss diet, he now weighs 45.9kg!

    George is now at a lower risk of health problems such as diabetes, arthritis and heart conditions.

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    We are offering 10% OFF ALL ROUTINE DENTALS during the month of February (including scale and polish and up to 4 extractions).

    Contact reception to book in for a FREE DENTAL CHECK with one of our veterinary nurses - 01527 853304.

    Did you know? 80% of dogs and cats over the age of 3 have dental disease!

    Terms and conditions apply (contact reception for more information).