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To get your pet into the UK (or back into the UK) you will
need an official PETS certificate (a PETS 1 in the UK). In Great Britain,
this is completed and issued by a government-authorised vet known as a
Local Veterinary Inspector (LVI). Most small animal veterinary practices
in Britain have a resident LVI. If not, your own vet may be able to tell
you where the nearest one works. Your local Defra Animal Health Divisional
Office can also provide details.
The certificate will show 'Valid from' and 'Valid until' dates. Your dog or cat can enter the UK only between these dates. The 'Valid from' date will be 6 months from the date that the blood sample was taken which gave a successful test result.
The certificate will confirm that your pet:
If your pet does not meet all these conditions, it will not get a PETS certificate.
Renewing the certificate
You will need to ask a government authorised vet for a renewal certificate each time your pet is given its booster vaccination. The booster must be given by the "Valid until" date on the PETS certificate. A new certificate will only be issued if the booster is administered on time. If the revaccination date is missed, the pet will have to be vaccinated and then blood tested again and the six months wait form the date that the new blood sample is taken will apply. Renewal certificates are valid as soon as they are issued.
Questions and answers about the PETS certificate.
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