Relocating overseas with your family is a big undertaking, and it’s exciting – especially when your beloved family pet is going with you. But there‘s so much to think about. It’s only natural that you will worry about a few things, too. For example, will your precious Walter the Wonder Cat get good veterinary care in a foreign country?
Taking your cat or dog to see a veterinarian in South Africa is really no different than visiting a vet where you live now. Veterinary services here are long-established, as are the education and practice standards vets are expected to meet. And, even though you’ll hear Afrikaans and multiple African dialects spoken in South Africa, you won’t have any trouble finding a vet that Speaks English. It’s also an official language.
Finding a great veterinarian for your dog or cat is always important. But when you’re relocating to a foreign country, finding a good vet takes on even greater meaning. Will there be a language barrier? What are the standards of medical care? Will your vet have a good “pet-side manner”? Let’s look at what you might experience when you and your pet visit a vet in Ecuador.
Moving to a foreign country is no easy feat. The move itself is usually an undertaking of major proportions. And if your family includes pets, that multiplies exponentially. Once you arrive, life is different – in some cases, very different. As a pet parent, you’ll feel more comfortable if you can get your furry companion’s necessities squared away early on. That includes finding a veterinarian.
You don’t need a Border collie or a Scottish terrier to go hiking with your dog in Scotland, but if you happen to have a BC, you’ll certainly be in good company. Even if your hikes don’t take you to the Borders. Scotland is a hiker’s paradise, dog or not, with gorgeous scenery and friendly people who are inveterate trekkers themselves.