San Salvador - 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?

I don’t think there are any quarantine restrictions, and people seem happy with vets, kennels, trainers, dog walkers, etc. The biggest problem now seems to be getting dogs to the States (with the new rabies regulations), not bringing them here. - Feb 2022


Plenty of good vets. One in particular is American and on call 24/7. Very reasonable grooming andthere are one or two kenneling services. Depending on your pet...I'd say mixed reviews. We have found a pet sitter who stays in our home or our housekeeper looks after them. No need to quarantine, however hard to fly them in with increasingly restrictive US Airline rules. We had to use an Air Cargo company out of Miami because American wouldn't let them on the plane. They arrive in the afternoon (at least when we came they did), and the airport is by the coast - so always too hot in the afternoon. Pet travel hardships are more an issue with the US airlines than anything else. - Aug 2021


Yes lots of vets and animals at post. No quarantine. Just be careful about shipping animals during the summer heat embargoes. - Jun 2018


We don't have pets, but most people do and seem happy with the options. - Mar 2018


Yes there are many veterinarians available, and it is very affordable. A rabies shot is $15. Most will come directly to your house for routine vaccinations or dog grooming. It is not uncommon to hire a dog walker, or have your empleada walk your dog. It seems to be a very pet friendly society with several pet supply stores. There is no quarantine needed, and no USDA stamp needed, just the APHIS form done by your veterinarian. - Jan 2018


Yes, plenty of dogs at the embassy. - Nov 2017


Good vets and kennel services. - Jul 2016


No and yes. Very easy to import a cat/dog, and many quality vets available. Embassy is super dog-friendly with a walking trail and poop bags. - Dec 2015


No. Several vets including one across the street from the embassy. Vet care is very affordable. - Mar 2015


No and there are great vets in San Salvador. Actually there is a great vet right across the street from the Embassy. - Oct 2014


There is no quarantine required in El Salvador. - May 2010


Not sure. - Feb 2009


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