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?

No quarantine. We have a vet that we like at Showgrounds and from what I hear there are a few more. Most of them also board pets inexpensively. - Feb 2018


There is one very good American veterinarian here and no, there is no quarantine. If you come with pets, you are advised NOT to go through South Africa-weird restrictions. - Nov 2017


There are a few, including one foreign vet at Showgrounds, one in Kabulonga, and one out on Leopard's Hill Road, all near various housing areas. No quarantine. GSO Shipping/Customs is great with importing pets.

Keep in mind Zambians are often skittish around dogs, so never take them off leash. Drivers can also be reckless. It's not worth it. - Jan 2017


No quarantine for pets but make sure you have all of your documents in order before you arrive. Customs officials do not shy away from euthanizing pets that are not properly cleared in advance. There are several good veterinarians in town and they offer kennel services at a very reasonable rate. Also, if you have any household staff you trust, they will often be happy to pet-sit while you are away. - May 2016


No. A few very good vets. - Jan 2014


No. - Apr 2013


No, but an import permit is required. Showgrounds Vet Clinic can make it all happen. liza@zamnet.zm - Jul 2010


No. - Mar 2009


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