Georgetown - 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?

There is one vet that is adequate and he is overwhelmed. He is good but the diseases here are out of control and nothing is sanitary. Pets are always battling skin conditions, scabbing, hair loss etc... I do not recommend bringing a pet that requires outdoor exercise to Guyana. - Apr 2024

There are qualified vets. No quarantine. I haven't heard of any kennels. It is hard to get high quality pet supplies so consider bringing a supply with you. It is hard to take dogs for a walk due to packs of stray dogs that will attack at times. Most walkers carry a large stick to scare them off. - Jun 2022

There's a good Vet that all the pet owners use. He's able to provide vaccinations. We've not found any kennel services. We rely on friends to watch our pet while we're away. We had a diplomatic exemption so no quarantine upon arrival; just inspection with Vet at the airport and all the necessary documents as per the website. Street dogs are aggressive and I've heard of a few attacks that have resulted in mission member's pets being badly hurt- so when walking your dog carry a stick or some other defensive item for protection. - Sep 2020

Think twice about bringing your pet here. There are no kennel services at all, and at least two Embassy employees recently had to ship their dogs back to the U.S. for medical care due when the dogs contracted severe tropical illnesses. There are very few vets available, and even the well-trained vets lack equipment to handle more than vaccinations and routine care. If you desperately want a dog or cat, just adopt a stray from the street, and find a friend to take care of it when you go on vacation. - Aug 2019

Importing pets is fairly easy. No quarantine. - Sep 2016

I do not believe they do. There is pet care available, but I am not aware of the quality. - Nov 2013

No. - May 2012

No, just have all the proper paperwork before you come. Pets can come as extra baggage on Caribbean and Delta. This was a pleasant surprise, as it is much cheaper than cargo. Delta has a heat embargo, but Caribbean does not. - Mar 2012

No. - Feb 2010

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