Schweinfurt, this is CPT Andrew Schrader, your OIC at the Schweinfurt Veterinary Treatment Facility. As closure nears and we all prepare to PCS out of Schweinfurt, I want to ensure you get your pets safely and legally to your next duty station. Don’t be intimidated by paperwork. The process is simple. Allow me to explain.
Our pets are our family members and we should treat them as such. You wouldn’t leave a child behind, would you? So please make sure that your pet is ready to go.
Any cat or dog must have a current rabies vaccine (given more than 30 days ago, but less than 1 or 3 years ago). Additionally, we will need a health certificate prior to travel. Remember, that all health certificates are good for 10 days.
Be sure to contact the veterinary clinic to schedule an appointment for your pet’s health certificate as soon as you know your departure date.
If there is any question regarding your pet’s travel readiness, please contact the Schweinfurt VTF and they will make sure you are squared away. Call us at DSN 353-8359, CIV 09721-96-8359.
And be sure to check out Michele’s blog “PCSing with Pets” for more great information on the topic.