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What impact will airline travel and relocation have on my pet?

The GVC Pet Relocation Service includes:

The first step in GVC’s Relocation Process is the completion of a brief questionnaire. The questionnaire is designed to allow our team to learn a few important details relevant to your pet’s physical, mental and emotional needs in the lead up and preparation for travel.

The second step will be a face-to-face Relocation Consultation.

This consultation will include:

  • A detailed explanation of GVC’s Relocation Service
  • The standard pet travel requirements,
  • Destination country regulations and
  • The necessary logistics of pet travel.

This Relocation Consultation will provide the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and provide you with the information and reassurance needed to consider entrusting your pet’s relocation to the GVC team.

The Relocation Consultation lasts 30 minutes and is priced at AED 150.00

Following steps one and two, the GVC Pet Relocation team will provide you with a detailed estimate and initial travel itinerary outlining your pet’s bespoke relocation service.

On acceptance to proceed, the GVC Clinical, Behaviour and Relocation Teams will meet to discuss your VIP flyer’s needs considering the veterinary, behavioural and logistical requirements.

The GVC Relocation Service VIP (Very Important Pet) Package for pet export from the UAE is inclusive of the following:

  • Flight sourcing and confirmation
  • Document checking and all associated administrative functions,
  • Crate fitting (if required)
  • Scheduling for any vaccines, bloodwork and parasite treatment as per importing country requirement’s (these can be administered by the GVC Clinical team – priced separately)
  • A stress assessment and recommendations designed to help your VIP enjoy a positive travel experience:
    • This service includes the administration of recommended medications, supplements and/or pheromone products from 14 days prior to departure
    • There is also the option for your pet to benefit from a tailored crate familiarization training service delivered by GVC’s Behaviour & Training team using only Positive Reinforcement techniques
  • A “Fit to Fly” day – scheduled within ten days prior to the travel date. This includes:
    • A full veterinary health check carried out by GVC
    • Observation of your pet’s behaviour away from you (allowing for any adjustment of stress reduction plans to be made)
    • Travel to and from the airport for Ministry (MOCCAE) document validation and health check confirmation
    • Finalisation and submission/verification of all travel documents
  • Management and/or delivery of all required travel logistics
  • Management and coordination of all third-party agents and organisations (e.g. destination country agents and quarantine facilities) as required
  • Booking of the Air Way Bill
  • Final collection and drop off to the airport for uplift on day of travel
  • Regular updates both pre, and post the relocation of your pet(s)
  • The support of the highly experienced GVC Relocation Team throughout the duration of this very important and impactful journey!

At GVC we fully understand how potentially intimidating the prospect of pet relocation can be and, as pet owners and lovers ourselves, how important the decision is to find and engage with a team you can trust.

So please allow the GVC Pet Relocation team to provide you and your pet with the bespoke service that you both deserve.

Email transport@germanvet.ae or call 025562024 today

Before transportation

The GVC veterinarians will ensure that your pet is fit to fly and carry out all necessary vaccinations, parasite control treatments, blood tests, and microchipping. Our pet relocation experts will make sure that all paperwork is finalized and correct so that the transportation process is a smooth one.

During transportation

We make sure your pet is comfortable during their journey and ensure that travel crates are the correct size, stocked with absorbent pads, water, and anything else it needs to feel secure.

On arrival

One of our extensive network of IPATA approved pet transportation partner agents will greet your pet on arrival at its destination port, to ensure that they have arrived safe and well.  Arrival paperwork will be checked to ensure smooth entry to the new destination.

Before transportation

The GVC veterinarians will ensure that your pet is fit to fly and carry out all necessary vaccinations, parasite control treatments, blood tests, and microchipping. Our pet relocation experts will make sure that all paperwork is finalized and correct so that the transportation process is a smooth one.

During transportation

We make sure your pet is comfortable during their journey and ensure that travel crates are the correct size, stocked with absorbent pads, water, and anything else it needs to feel secure.

On arrival

One of our extensive network of IPATA approved pet transportation partner agents will greet your pet on arrival at its destination port, to ensure that they have arrived safe and well.  Arrival paperwork will be checked to ensure smooth entry to the new destination.

Pet Relocation Experts

Dr. Katrin Jahn

Owner, General Manager, Head Veterinary Doctor

Dr. Katrin is the founder of the German Veterinary Clinic. Her passion and commitment to delivering the highest standards of animal care as well as her extensive knowledge and experience has enabled the clinic to expand and flourish, with the GVC family now grown to over 25 dedicated and caring team members.

Joanna Cole

Manager – Pet Relocation Services

Joanna joined GVC in 2016 after spending much of her career working in the education sector. However, with her massive love for animals Joanna was always destined to work in the pet care field! Joanna has a passion for travel (and adventure) and her wealth of experience working in foreign countries made her the ideal person to lead GVC’s Relocation Team, helping our customers to transport their pets around the world.

Amir Zaman

Pet Relocation Executive & PRO

Amir is our Arabic-speaking Pet Relocation Executive and PRO who works closely with ministry to ensure that all relocation documents are in order. Amir offers extensive support to GVC Global Pet Relocation, ensuring that pets are delivered safely and securely to the airport and are re-united happily with their owners.

Michelle Powell

Pet Relocation Coordinator

Michelle joins GVC with a wealth of experience from the Aviation and Travel industries. Originally from the UK, Michelle has spent over twenty years living around the world, including Australia, Bahrain and more recently, the UAE.

Pet Relocation Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

International pet relocation Abu Dhabi

Have a pet relocation question? Our Veterinary Advisors have created some helpful free downloadable Guides which answer many of the things you need to know, or contact us with your question and we’d be happy to help.

E-Guides

SAFEGUARDING YOUR PET’S WELFARE

ANTI-ANXIETY

We know that this time of travel and change may bring some levels of uncertainty and anxiety with it, both for our pets as well as their owners. This is why we recommend…

FOR YOUR CAT’S RELOCATION

CRATE FAMILIARISATION

Our caring team of experts will assist you in every step to prepare your pet for departure. Purchase crates well in advance so that your pets can get used to their crate at home.

HOW IT WORKS

PREPARATION FOR EXPORT

Our caring team of experts manage every step of your pet‘s departure and journey to their new home in collaboration with our overseas partners; rest assured that they are in safe hands.

HOW IT WORKS

PREPARATION FOR IMPORT

Our caring team of experts manage every step of your pet’s import and journey to their new UAE home in collaboration with our overseas partners; rest assured that they are in safe hands.

IMPROVE THE WELFARE OF CATS

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION FOR CATS

Domestic cats can experience some additional challenges during relocation. Cats are the ultimate Sensory Being and experience sights, sounds …

WHAT SHOULD BE INCLUDED

PET RELOCATION ESTIMATE

Many different companies offer pet relocation. Some are part of veterinary clinics, some are freight forwarders or shipping agents, and some are solely pet relocators.

GVC Global Pet Relocation Guide

Find out how GVC Global Pet Relocation can help relocate your pet

DOWNLOAD GUIDE

Exporting a Pet from the UAE

How to take your pet out of the UAE

DOWNLOAD GUIDE

Importing a Pet to the UAE

How to bring your pet to the UAE

DOWNLOAD GUIDE

Moving to the UAE: Pet Relocation Essentials

Top tips from our vets for settling your pet into the UAE

DOWNLOAD TIPS

What our Pet Relocation clients are saying

The GVC Global Pet Relocation team have helped transport more than 2,000 pets. Find out why our customers recommend us:

Sookie arrived safely and still adjusting (wide-awake at midnight and sleeping now – finally!) Thank you all for making her adventure comfortable and safe. 

Have a great day ahead!

Kristine Tan-On

Sookie-On
Just mailing to let you know Charlie made it safe and is lording it around like a queen & and handing out the guilt trips lol.
Thank you to you and your fantastic team for all of your help in getting her to us safe and sound.

Kevin Booth

Charlie
Jasper has settled in well with my niece and nephew and is being spoiled rotten 😊.  He settled almost straight away, and everything went smoothly.  Miss him but my niece sends me pics and videos daily.

Thank you and everyone at GVC for your excellent service and the wonderful care you all provided for my Jasper. I cannot thank you and recommend you enough. 

Mary Fotiadis

Jasper
Thank you for turning around the export of Margie, Moushy and Midge so quickly – we’ve enjoyed catching up with the quarantine pictures and its great to see them looking so great. Thanks for all your help.

Alison Bintlif

Margie, Moushy & Midge
You are amazing! Thank you so much! I’m so glad you took care of my dog with his travels, I was worried about flying in the summer, but you made it seamless and safe

Daniel Bela Gellai

Max
The service was amazing, and Joanna and the team were great. We are grateful for everything that was done for our pets.
Thank you.

Vee & Ahmed Barakat

Lady, Logan, Lola, Daisy, Kitty, Snoopie & Freya

GVC Global Pet Relocation Stories

Read some of our pet transportation success stories

How ‘Pigeon’ flew from the UAE to South Africa

Pigeon’s home was in Dubai, living with her Mum and Dad and 2 Pug dogs – Lola and Benjamin. When it was time for Mum and Dad to relocate to New Zealand

Tortoises reach their new home in Portugal

I may be considered as quite slow Off to Portugal I’m set to go The paperwork is a bit of a tease As an ‘endangered species’ I’m required CITES It took a few weeks to plan

Unravelling the Riddles of Pet Relocation Estimates

Moving your pet from here to there… Really, how difficult can that be?Well in truth it’s not so much difficult as complex, time-consuming and of course quite expensive