Asmara - Post Report Question and Answers

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, thankfully, but the veterinarians in country are not great. They can handle some minor things, but be prepared to provide your own medicines and vaccinations. No ability to do imaging, monitor anesthesia, etc. - Apr 2021

Veterinary service is pretty poor. There are a handful of qualified veterinarians, but they lack diagnostic equipment, like X-rays and such. You should try to bring in all vaccinations and medicines. However, there is no quarantine. - Dec 2019

There are veterinarians with decent training, however facilities, equipment, medicines, and supplies are sorely lacking. If you bring a pet, bring as many supplies as you possibly can with you. I'm unaware of any quarantine requirement. - Feb 2019

Zero. None. There used to be a vet but he left. Human medical personnel are sometimes helpful. Dog owners bond on this issue and may offer advice, but we don't have a dog. - Sep 2018

There are veterinarians here that in my experience appeared to be quite knowledgeable. The biggest problem is that they lack equipment, vaccines, and medication. Almost everyone at the US Embassy has a pet. They do not need to be quarantined. You will have to ship in your pet food. There is none available in the local economy. Rabies vaccinations are available, but you will have to make sure you bring other things like heart work medication, flea/tick medications, etc.

There are no pet groomers, so you will have to cut your own dogs hair. - Dec 2016

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