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A friendly, family practice providing the highest standards of professional veterinary care


To make an appointment, or if you have any queries, please telephone


01752 700600


01752 690999

Consultations are always by appointment to minimise waiting times (except at The Cabin, our Surgery in Yealmpton, which opens Tuesday and Thursday mornings 10.30-11am).

The Pet Passport Travel Scheme - Taking Your Pet Abroad? 

About the Pet Passport Scheme 

The Pet Passport Scheme allows cats and dogs over three months of age to enter the UK from certain qualifying countries without the need for quarantine, providing they meet certain stringent requirements.  

How do I get a passport for my pet? 

Pet Passports are issued by our vets under the official guidance of DEFRA. Your pet must conform to all the conditions outlined below.

If you require further information, then contact the surgery on 01752 700600

A microchip must be implanted giving your dog or cat a permanent and unique identity number.

Vaccination against rabies is required with an approved vaccine, (from 12 weeks of age)

Your pet cannot enter or re-enter the UK from abroad until 21 days after a rabies vaccination was administered.

The EU passport itself is issued by a vet appointed officially by DEFRA as soon as your pet has been microchipped and vaccinated against rabies. At Woodlands Vets all our Veterinary Surgeons have DEFRA Official Vet Status.

Treatment against tapeworms is necessary with approved products, 1 to 5 days before re-entering the UK. There is a section in the passport that must be completed and signed by a veterinarian for tapeworm treatment. The rules and timing of this treatment are very strict and must be adhered to exactly.

Keeping your Passport Valid 

Once your pet has been issued its passport it is important to have rabies vaccinations renewed as directed by your Veterinary Surgeon. Ensuring your pets rabies boosters are kept up to date enables the passport to be renewed without further blood tests. 

Further information on the Pet Passport Scheme is available from Woodlands Vets Surgery 01752 700600

Click here for more information from the government website

Repeat Prescriptions

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