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Veterinary practice Douarnenez

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Veterinary practice Douarnenez

Hi there,

We are travelling to Douarnenez in July with our dog and before we go back to the port we need to take the dog to the vets as part of the pet passport scheme. Can anyone recommend a vets that would perform this and also possible speak english?

Thank you!

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1. Re: Veterinary practice Douarnenez

Vets List here - http://goo.gl/maps/KJfjN

There is a recommended Vet on the Vets List at Carhaix-Plouguer, about 50 miles from Douarnenez, who speaks good English and has reasonable charges.

Depending on your homeward route you may pass other Vets nearer the Ports.

Which way are you going, and to which Port, on your way back to the UK?

I presume you know and understand about the 1 – 5 day rule regarding visiting the Vet but please check that the Vet has done what they are supposed to do and have signed and dated the Pet Passport correctly – you can be made by Customs in France to have the treatment re-done if there is anything wrong in or on the Pet Passport.

If you have any problem with the Google Map link please let me know.

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Hi there, thank you for replying! We are sailing out of Calais, most likely take the most direct route due to the distance. So maybe through Rennes and Caen.

Not 100% sure if I know what you mean about the 1-5 day rule? Do you mean that we have to see the vet between 24 and 48 hours?

Thank you very much for the list! It worked.

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https:/…tapeworm-treatment-dogs

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Thank you for that, for some reason I thought it was between 24-48 hours!

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That's the old rules, however, if you had stuck to them, you would still be OK anyway!

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6. Re: Veterinary practice Douarnenez

As explained in the link provided by EssexWanderer you must have the treatment done between 1 and 5 days before crossing back to the UK.

This now allows you to visit a Vet almost anywhere in Europe and usually, but not always, the further away from entry points to the UK the cheaper the cost of the Vets visit.

In the Pet Passport is a section called 'Clinical Examination' (page 28) – although the Vet isn't compelled to put a stamp and date in this section it may be best to have the Vet fill in this part of the Passport.

The reason we always have the Clinical Examination section stamped and dated is this sentence taken from part 4 of the GOV.UK link - 'Your transport company may need a statement from your vet confirming that your pet is fit to travel.'

A thorough examination of your pet should be part of the visit, not just the Echinococcus treatment, and having your Pet Passport examination section completed will ensure that your pet is fit to travel and comply with all rules and regulations allowing your pet back into the UK.

Although the Vet visit may start to look complicated the more you read about what is required in actual fact you shouldn't need to be in with the Vet for any-more than five minutes and after the first visit you'll wonder what all the fuss is about.

Have a good holiday and let's hope the sun shines throughout France in July because we're going there as well!

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