Help Req Re Vet On Return Journey To Uk

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  1. barsteward

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    I booked the Tunnel return to the UK a couple of months ago and never thought about bank Holidays and the like, anyway I've booked for Wednesday 27th at 9.50am. I now realize that I have got a problem with the 24hr-72hr window to get the dog passport sorted, the upshot of which means I have only got Monday or first thing Tuesday to be within the time scale and Monday is a Bank Holiday.

    I am at present in the Ardenne (La Roche) and intend to start my way back toward Calais tomorrow so my question is does anyone know of a place we can stop en route, preferably outside Calais that has a vet that may be open Bank Holiday Monday or at least where I can book the dog in first thing Tuesday.

    Thanks in advance
    Les
     
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    It is cold wet and bloody windy in Todmorden STAY PUT but you have got 120 hours now so lots of vets before you cross,. We tend to use the one at Montrueil which is only an hours drive to the tunnel so that is an option
     
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    We've used this vet in the past in Wimereux,just down the road from the Boulogne aire,park in the road on the seaward side parallel to Rue Napoleon and walk through.discount for CC club members.Make sure they put the time as well as the date!

    http://www.veterinaire-opalia.com/fr/article/partenaires
     
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    It's 24-120 hours so the absolute earliest you can do is 9.50AM on Fri 22nd and the absolute latest is 9.50AM on Tues 22nd. Have a look at the Google map thats linked to on 2 other threads running at the moment. You should have plenty of time and plenty of options.

    Just out of interest is it also a bank holiday in France?
     
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    Les as it is your first time back with doggy do not miss the turn in just as you get into the complex, it is on the right look for the little sign, there is a small carpark and a bungalow type building to take your pooch in so keep your eyes peeled or you get to a barrier and get a bollocking and sent back
     
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    Yeh, I'm afraid so
     
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    Thanks for all your replies, shouldn't have a problem sorting something now.......don't know where I've got 72hrs from:banghead:
     
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    I have just used this vet. I possible have the phone number too, which I can post later tonight if you want it.
    We stayed at a lovely quiet tucked away aire at Stella Plage N50°28'30.4" E01°34'38.21" and the vets is very close by at Cucq, 1288 Av. De la Liberation 62780. The bill was €60 but €27 of that was a new sandfly collar ready for our next trip. The vet spoke good enough English and saw us without an appointment. There was also parking right outside.
     
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    Sorry to hijack post but is there ever any other weather in tod?:whistle:
     
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    Not often that is why we have just bought a house near to Limoges, in fact just 3Km from Parc Verger
     
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    That's the way to do it :coolest:
    Wish I could talk Les into buying in France - he won't play:(
     
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    Sorry--should say 120 hours! Fat finger syndrome.
     
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    Hi Les, we have just come back and left it far too late, try and get it sorted on the earliest option, not like me where we had about 3 hours before we had to rebook our crossing :)

    We also found to our cost and the reason for the close call, in some places all vets close on Fridays (never did find out why or whether it was just the town we were in), but that with a holiday Monday could really make life hard for you

    We found a lovely vet in Chateaudun, right next to a large hypermarket, easy parking, we turned up on spec and panicking, if that is your route up I will dig out the invoice, cost 32 euros (y)
     
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    Just wondering - do the French have the bank holiday anyway?
     
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    Thanks everyone, managed to get it sorted in Ypres yesterday afternoon, just hope there are no delays at the Tunnel as the timing is quite tight
     
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    My understanding is that as long as you have had the checks done within the required time window it doesn't matter if you then sit there waiting for a week.
     
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    The time the Vet put on your Pet Passport must be no more than 120 hours, and no less than 24 hours, of your arrival time in the UK.

    DEFRA web page quote – The treatment must be given within 1 and 5 days (between 24 and 120 hours) before your scheduled to enter the UK.

    I'm afraid sitting waiting in France is not a good idea.

    :france::france::france:
     
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