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vet clearance       started by mich_damian on 29 Nov 2006   (10567)
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From mich_damian

29 Nov 2006 1:19 AM
Colin, I would just like to ask you about getting vet clearance for your pets. we have to get blood tests done etc and have a vet report filled in for exporting our dog from ireland to perth. which vet did you use  did you have any trouble finding a vet which was an accepted inspector. any guidance would be appreciated
From Colin

To mich_damian

29 Nov 2006 8:10 PM
Hi Mich, Yes  getting this done from Ireland is a bit of a story (Im assuming you mean ROI, and not Northern Ireland). The vaccinations and certification MUST be done by the Irish Government Inspector, or his designate. All my work was done for me by the agent I used (  its far easier this way, as they arrange all the paperwork for the vets and flights. The vert that was used was based out of Lissenhall near Swords, Dublin, but I don't know their name as the agent took care of everything. I strongly suggest that you visit this page  (AQIS = Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service) which has detailed information about importing animals into Australia. Be sure to select 'Ireland, Republic of' to get the relevant information. Remember that you must have an import certificate (available from AQIS) BEFORE you get your dogs accessed by the Irish Government Vet  it's straightforward, but must be done first. This takes anywhere between 2 to 6 weeks depending on their workload. This is the best advice I can give you now : check to see that the animal quarantine centre in Perth has space for your dog  there are only 3 or 4 quarantine stations in Australia, and they have a very long waiting list, so you might need to prebook. My cats had to be in quarantine for 30 days, but Im not sure about dogs  it may be longer  the AQIS website will give you the exact information. It may seem like a duanting prospect, but follow these and it will be easy: 1. Get import permit certificate from AQIS 2. Find space availability at Perth quarantine centre, and book ahead 3. Get import permitcertificate filled out by Irish Governement vet (or designate) Good luck, Colin
From mich_damian

To Colin

29 Nov 2006 11:22 PM
Thanks a million Colin  yeah we are coming from ROI (navan) will contact that vet in Lissenhall today  hopefully we can get him booked in.  we have the permit etc for him and he is booked to arrive on 22nd Jan at Byford so he will do his 30 day stint there  will give us time to get a place etc. Again  thanks a million  and look forward to getting over there in Jan. Mich
From Colin

To mich_damian

07 Dec 2006 6:44 PM
Sounds like you are sorted Mich - good luck! Colin
From sgubamurph

To mich_damian

09 Dec 2006 10:47 AM
Hi Mich, will also be moving from ROI (Trim) not far from you ! in 2007 (hopefully April), and are looking to ship my much loved pooch....Are you also shipping your dog via Ladyhaye ? If not with who and how much did it cost ? Also how did you get on with booking the vet ? Any info would be gratefully appreciated. Thanks Sara
From mich_damian

To sgubamurph

09 Dec 2006 11:04 PM
Hi Sara, well things are starting to happen after many phone calls, emails and faxes. We are sending our dog thru ParAir ( ph 0044 1206 330332) - they are sending him from Belfast via London then onto Singapore to Perth. Its a little more expensive to send him from Belfast as there is an additional flight (Belfast to London) - its costing
From jdonna

To mich_damian

16 Dec 2006 1:41 AM
Hi Mich We are just starting procedures to take our beloved little Oscar (Lhasa Apso) with us to Perth around May - July 2007. The problem is we have heard Quarantine is booked up until end of March 2007. They state the best thing is to book him now. I have no permit and dont know where to start. We dont know a date hence the May to July above. What do you suggest? I have heard Parair is good and I did get quotation from them that was ok. What can i do now in regards getting started. Many thanks. Donna xx Many thanks
From mich_damian

To jdonna

16 Dec 2006 2:01 AM
Donna You can get a permit without a booking or a set date - you will need this anyway so that would be where i would start - you need it anyway to book byford - it is valid for 6 months so once you have it then you could look at booking the quarantine for arround may/june - so if you give them a provisional date say mid may or early early june they can then confirm back to you what dates they have available - then maybe once you have all that done you will be in a better position to know where you stand regarding booking actual dates for flights etc. - although they may be booked until march they could be also booked in june so its best to get in as early as possible with a provisional date. - You apply for permit through AQIS - i printed off the forms and faxed them - i had the permit posted to me and it arrived about 10days later i have heard of people getting it faxed back to them and getting it within 5 days. Hope this helps, if you need any other info just ask. Regards Michele