Shipping Import / Export of Animals
The shipment of animals to (i.e. export) or from (i.e. import) other institutions must be requested through
and approved by the Attending Veterinarian.
Customer service staff of VS will communicate with the contact of the other institution. Please be aware that due to several parties involved in the communication and depending on the responsiveness of the other institution both imports and exports usually take several months of preparation before animals can finally be shipped. International export will in addition, have several other hurdles to pass such as export control measures and signatures of regulatory agencies. There are costs associated with imports/exports.