If you are moving with a pet, you probably have already considered ways to keep your pet safe during the move. You might have even already looked into Vero Beach kennels for safe pet boarding. Yet, we find that people often forget to get veterinary considerations in order. If you’re relocating to Vero Beach, you’ll need to find a new veterinarian. Try to find a new vet before you actually move. That way, if there are any incidents during or just after you move in, you will have already chosen a vet that you like.
Talk to your current veterinarian to be sure to get your pet’s microchip information updated. Make sure the chip is tied to a cell phone that will be relocating with you, not your landlandline. A cell phone is preferred even if it’s just temporarily while you get settled in to your new place. Depending on how far you are relocating, your pet’s current veterinarian might be able to recommend one of his or her colleagues near Vero Beach. It’s best to check them out in advance so that you are comfortable with their practice in an emergency. Don’t wait until the next healthy check up to get to know your pet’s new doctor.
Be sure to get copies of your pet’s medical records to give to the new vet. Also, if the new veterinarian near Vero Beach doesn’t have emergency and after hours services, be sure to find an emergency vet or emergency animal hospital in advance. That way, you’ll know where you need to go in advance if your pet should need emergency care. These are things we take for granted when we’ve lived somewhere for awhile. So, we don’t really think about it, until we’re desperate. Having your plans for your pet’s medical care all set up will bring peace of mind and take a lot of the stress off of you should an emergency situation arise.
Get new identifications tags with your new address and phone number made for your dog’s collar. And of course, don’t forget to get your pet licensed in Indian River County. Check out this excerpt from the Indian River County Animal Control Division webpage:
Indian River County ordinance requires pets to have a current rabies vaccination and a county license for every dog and cat. Licenses are required annually. Licenses for dogs and cats can be purchased Monday through Friday at the Animal Control Division office from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Proof of current rabies vaccination is required in order to purchase a license. Licenses are also available at other locations and through the mail. Call Animal Control at (772) 226-3485 for information.
A one year license for a sterile pet is 10.00 dollars an 25.00 dollars for a three year license. A non-sterile pet is 20.00 dollars for a one year license and 50.00 for a three year license. Please note a three year license can only be purchased if your pet has had a recent three year rabies vaccination.
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