Getting a copy of your pet’s vet records prior to your move is a great way to help prepare yourself and your pet for your move. Before you begin to pack, contact your vet and schedule an appointment. At the appointment, discuss the impending move with your vet and ask he or she for any advice. Also, you want to get any refills on medication and get copies of shot records. This is very important if you are transporting your pet. If you are hiring a company to transport your pet, definitely take the time to find out the requirements before you make your vet appointment. When time is of the essence, you do not want to waste it having to go back to your vet to get additional paperwork. Further, if you are flying your pet to your destination, the airlines have their own requirements including temperature restrictions. Therefore, you want to confirm with them what you will need to fly your pet.
While you are at your appointment with your vet, make sure to get a copy of your pet’s vet records. This will help you in so many ways. It will not only help you transport your pet but also help you when you find your new vet. You will be able to prevent delays because you will be able to submit your pet’s vet records at your first appointment, as opposed to waiting for a request to be made and sent. This is worth the effort because it will help you transition your pet with ease.