Animal Health Certificates

If you are travelling abroad with your pet (within the EU) you will need an animal health certificate.  Here at Coach House we have got a vet that is a government registered official veterinarian (OV) who can issue animal health certificates.  

When applying for the animal health certificate the following requirements need to be followed:

  • Rabies vaccination needs to be given at least 21 days before the certificate is issued.  The rabies vaccination lasts for 3 years from the date of vaccination.
  • The certificate needs to be issued within 10 days of the date of travel.
  • The pet needs to have a readable microchip.
  • If travelling to Finland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Malta or Norway a tapeworm treatment must be given no less than 24 hours and no more than 120 hours (5 days) before you arrive in the country. 

In order to complete the animal health certificate paperwork our vets need the following information:

  • Exact date and time of travel.
  • Exact duration of the trip.
  • Place you are travelling from and to (usually a port each side).
  • Details of all the countries (if more than one) you are visiting during the trip.
  • Conformation of the registered owners full name, current address and telephone number.
  • Conformation of the pets registered breed and colour. 
  • Rabies vaccination details.


Before re entering the UK you will need to have a tapeworm treatment given to your pet by an official veterinarian, this will need to be organised by yourself in the country you are re entering the UK from. 

UK pet passports are no longer valid and an animal health certificate will be needed for each trip into the EU.

If you need any more information, have any questions or to book in getting an animal health certificate please do give us a call and we will be more than happy to help you.