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?

We did not have pets, though many other people did bring animals with them. They were not required to quarantine upon entry. I understand that, on leaving Post, many pets required a rabies titre to be taken by the local vet (there are two vets used by the expat community), which can take a significant time to be processed as it must be Fedexed to a lab in Paris, which takes some time and usually several attempts. The animal won't be allowed to leave without it though, so make sure you start early. - Apr 2020


Yes, Dr. Baare is amazing but limited in what she can do. Any big problems with the animals and you will need to medevac them. - Jul 2019


There are vets that make house calls. No quarantine. Your pet will need a stamped APHIS certificate and microchip to get through Paris. Schedule your titer test well in advance of departing post. It will need to be air-mailed to Paris. - Oct 2017


There are vets and they will do home visits, again pay in cash. A friend watching your pet while you are away is a better idea than a kennel (which I never heard of there). There is no quarantine but your pet will freak out when it sees a camel for the first time (and every time!) - Aug 2015


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