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?

There's a very nice vet here, and we've been pleased with veterinary care so far. I think resources are limited though, so complicated issues might not be easy to treat. Travel was ok - you need to be strategic about flight routes if bringing a pet. Don't go via Caribbean Airlines due to the difficulty of transiting pets in Trinidad. We went with Surinam Airways direct from Miami which was fine, but nearly all pets - even small ones that go under the seat on every other airline - must go in the baggage hold. Now that Copa Airlines flies here, some people have been successful in bringing pets in cabin with them, so that seems like an improvement. No quarantine was required, but work with the Embassy several weeks prior to arrival so you can be sure to have all the paperwork in order. Be very, very careful if letting pets outdoors. This is not a country with a pet culture, and there are recent cases of neighbors poisoning or killing pets. There are also venomous frogs and snakes. There are many stray dogs on the streets. Keep your pets indoors where they'll be safe, or keep a close eye on them when they're outside. - Feb 2020


There are no kennel services available. None. When you go on vacation you either bring your pets with you, or find someone local to watch them. No quarantine was necessary for our dog. f you're a summer transfer and you have a dog that is not going in the cabin with you, drive down to Miami and fly your dog cargo. You will do this if you love your dog. Either that or find someone you trust in the US to keep your dog for you. There are vets here, but it is less for preventative and more for your pet being sick. - Jun 2017


Vets are pretty good. - May 2016


Many pets are quarantined in Trinidad and Tobago, so getting your pet to Suriname could be a challenge. I know there was at least one good local vet. - Jul 2014


No. - Nov 2010


No - Feb 2010


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