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Are qualified veterinarians and/or good kennel services available? Do animals need to be quarantined upon entry to the country? Are there other considerations regarding pets that are particular to this country?

Yes, lots of good vets around and boarding places for dogs and cats. Some stray dogs here, but for the most part it's a good place for pets - Oct 19, 2017
Animals do not need to be quarantined and there are good vet services. There is also a very good kennel to board your pets while you are traveling. It's run by a guy they call the Turkish Dog Whisperer. He's very good with the dogs and mine are always happy to go. It 35 TL per dog per day. - Sep 21, 2017
I have two large dogs. The vets are very good and the prices are about what you would pay in the US. There is a very good animal boarding house at a facility south of Golbasi (30km from the embassy) called Canine College. The owner is named Tarkan and is considered the "Turkish Dog Whisperer." They will board dogs for 35 TL a day ($12). - Jun 8, 2017
No quarantine unless you've missed something on your paperwork. Quality pet care, with English speakers as well, available. Excellent kennel and dog trainer available. - Aug 2, 2015
Only one person I know of had a quarantine issue and that was misdirected (pit mix dog). Typically they come into Istanbul and will be delivered to you in Ankara. This is very draining on the pet and we would recommend making sure your pet is in best health and hydration prior to travel. (Our dog was at an unfamiliar kennel a week prior and shut down during that time, making the trip even more grueling physically for him). There are many vets here, VTM is who we use and we have been very happy. If you are bringing a dog you will want to find the Ankara Canine College on the outskirts of Ankara in Golbasi, and meet Tarkan. We take our dogs there when schedules get crazy, when we are out of town, or when we want a break and they need more interaction, movement, and stimulation. All dogs are off leash and it is like camp for dogs. Our two come back happy and tired and balanced each time, which helps offset the confines of apartment living in a city. - Feb 14, 2015
I don't think so. - Jun 10, 2014
No. Great vets. And cheap! - Apr 4, 2014
Not that I am aware. Lots of stray dogs here so take a stick when you walk. - Mar 31, 2014
No. - Mar 30, 2014
No. - Jul 28, 2013
No. - Aug 4, 2011