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Planning to take your pet overseas? We can help!

Country Specific Vet Work

Pets leaving Australia may need to meet certain health requirements of their country of destination. Some countries require animals receive certain vaccinations or blood tests at least 30 days before the date of departure.

All countries require pets to be checked by an Australian Government-approved Companion Animal Export Veterinarian to certify them for travel.

If you’re thinking of taking your pet overseas, please call us on 9547 2750 or make an online booking to see Dr Hamish Bathgate, our very own accredited export vet. In addition to export vet work, we can also take care of the entire pet transport experience for you offering a one-stop shop during this stressful time. Our particularly speciality is pet travel to NZ, UK and USA.


Overseas Pet Transport

Prepare for your relocation overseas knowing your pet will be be cared for by our trained veterinary staff, including pick up and collection from your Sydney home and checking in at the airport. Each pet is treated like one of our own with our individual service, ensuring your pet is the only one we are transporting on that flight.

We believe in preparing for a pet’s long flight by reducing travel time in Sydney, both from your home and to the airport. By choosing us, you are choosing a private chauffeur for your pet in an air conditioned 4WD. We do not use delivery vans.

Choosing our Pet Fly service ensures a tailored, one on one experience for you and your pet. After all, your pet deserves to be transported by our vet.

  • Personalised service and loving care
  • Your pet’s own quarantine vet to make travel arrangements
  • Comfy beds and vet-approved meals until the plane is due to fly


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Will I get my pet on the same flight as me?

Let’s talk. Tell us which flight you are planning on taking and we’ll let you know if we can get your pet on that flight.

Do you take all breeds?

Unfortunately, we do not transport short/snub nosed dogs and cats due to respiratory health concerns for these breeds on long haul flights. Breeds include, but are not limited to: Pugs, Boxers, Bulldogs, Persians.

Why can’t pets go in the passenger cabin?

All flights into and most flights out of Australia don’t allow pets to travel in the cabin, with the exception of service dogs.

Where will my pet be located?

In a special pressurized, temperature controlled area of the plane. Pets are better off here as they don’t have to contend with noisy passengers disturbing their rest.

Where is your vet?

We are in Blakehurst in Sydney’s south, not far from the airport. Here is our web address

Why do you offer one free night’s boarding? Can’t I just take my pet with me to the airport?

Before you fly, your pet needs a final vet check and be well hydrated before the flight. Your pet also needs quarantine papers lodged in person. We take care of all of that.

How do I measure my dog?

We will need all these measurements before providing you with a quote.

Measure from the base of the tail to the tip of the nose (A)
Add half of the leg measure (B)
Measure width of shoulder (C)
and times by two
Measure height from floor to top of head (D)

Do I need to measure my cat?

Pussycats generally go in the one crate size, however, some larger cats need a slightly larger crate. Our vet will measure your cat at the initial consultation.

Can I buy my own crate?

We want to make sure your pet is ready for boarding, so we arrange airline approved crates for you in the exact size required. Crates that are too small, low or narrow may compromise your pet’s health.

What about a bed in the crate?

We supply comfortable, absorbent bedding for the flight. Most countries destroy this bedding on arrival to due to the quarantine risk.

What about water during the flight?

We ensure a water container is fixed inside the crate, with an external funnel leading into the water container. The people handling your pooch or pussycat top-up the water from outside. The crate cannot be opened after it’s sealed by authorities in Sydney.

How long in advance do I need to book my pet’s travel arrangements?

The more notice the better! We need to arrange for the relevant treatments, inspections and documentation to be completed. Some countries, for example, require a rabies vaccination to be given at least 30 days before the date of departure.

Do you sedate pets before travel?

We do not sedate pooches or pussycats in case there is an adverse reaction during flight.



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