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. - Feb 2020

Vets are supposed to be good. - Feb 2019

Yes. There are vets near most neighborhoods and 24-hour vet services. No quarantine. Most Zims are not really into dogs, but the expats here are. Your dog can have so many doggie friends. - Apr 2018

Great vets and kennel service and so much cheaper than in the US. No quarantine. Just be careful. If you are dog lover you will want to get a ridgeback. They are so much more pure bred than what we find in the states. - Sep 2017

Yes - many good ones but also exceptions that should be avoided. No quarantine and when your documentation for the pets is OK, no problem with getting them in. - Jul 2017

Great vets.No quarantine. We also used local facilitators to get our dog on the plane when we left. - Jul 2017

Don't know about quarantine but many people have pets and speak highly of the pet care here - Apr 2016

No quarantine. There are lots of veterinarians and kennels in town. - Dec 2013

Incoming pets do not need to be quarantined, but avoid transiting South Africa if possible, as SA does require quarantine or permits even if just transiting. - Jul 2013

If they go through South Africa, yes. Sending a pet through SA is expensive and complicated. - Jun 2009

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