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Vets briefed on new EU pet travel rules

British Veterinary Association | British Veterinary Association

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The British Veterinary Association and Defra's Pets and Rabies Team have broadcast a 'webinar' for vets on new EU pet travel rules.

The regulations, which come into force at the end of this year, consolidate current EU legislation on pet travel and enhance the requirements for EU countries to make information about pet travel available to their citizens.

The changes also aim to tackle abuse of the pet travel scheme by introducing a more secure pet passport, tightening eligibility requirements and strengthening enforcement activity.

To help vets understand the proposed changes, BVAteamed up with Defra and The Webinar Vet to provide a free webinar, “EU Pet Travel Scheme: information and updates”.

The webinar aimed to address concerns and questions raised by BVAmembers around levels of compliance with current rules, how border checks are carried out and queries about vets’ rights and responsibilities with regard to seizing non-compliant dogs.

Defra, the Scottish Government and the Welsh Government, have launched a consultation on the implementation of planned changes to the EU pet travel scheme.

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