Ho Chi Minh City - 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 are some reputable vets and clinics that people use. No quarantine is necessary, and there are plenty of places to walk you dogs. We were advised (during a COVID PCS) NOT to bring our pets, because of added complications (primarily, quarantine in Hanoi), and getting them in afterwards was exorbitantly expensive. - Sep 2021

Lots of people have pets, I don’t, but I heard good things about the quality of vet care. - Jul 2019

No quarantine - but having a dog here can be difficult. There is almost no space for a good run, and taking your dog for a walk on the sidewalks is frankly like torture for them - dirty and noisy and dangerous. There are several vets but the one who everyone trusts is Dr Nghia in Thao Dien. He cares for rescue animals as well - all info on Facebook. - Mar 2016

No quarantine. Vets are limited, but we love Dr. Nghia in district 2! - May 2014

No, no quarantine. - Sep 2010

No, but you will want to keep your pet quarantined from the local environment and the local population, who are keen to kidnap your dog for ransom or to eat. (not joking) - Nov 2009

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