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 Veterinary services​

   Perm​its and Licen​ces​​


- Notes for the guidance​ of dog breeders permit ​​


Import of live animals [day-old chicks, livestock for slaughter or breeding, pets (dogs and cats) horses] is authorized subject to certain criteria and conditions, satisfying the Animal Diseases Act, and the Veterinary Services (Duties and powers) Bill.

Thus, an application for importation of any live animals and birds, should be done at the Division of Veterinary Service        (​

Download Application Form for import permit of live animals & birds​​

​Import of Pets

Notes for the guidance of importation of pet animals into Mauritius ​ ​

Download Application Form for Import P​ermits of pet​​​s 

Download Application Form for Import Permits :-

Import of animal by-products. For e.g. animal trophies, skin and hide etc.

Expo​rt ​

The Division of Veterinary Services is the National Competent Authority for the certification of products/food of animal origin, including fish and fishery products, intended for export to E.U countries, and other countries like USA, Japan, China, etc.
In this context, the services of the Division are available at DVS Headquarters, Réduit.

Furthermore, health certificates of live animals, e.g. day old chicks, pets (dogs & cats), monkeys, horses​​ destined to be exported, are issued by the DVS, following rigorous assessment and health control of those animals. The certificates are issued, on specific conditions that satisfy the requirements of the importing countries, and also, the sanitary and phytosanitary measures of the WTO.​​

Slaughter Permit​​​

The DVS issues slaughter permits, upon requests from the public, for special religious occasions like Eid-Ul-Adha, Haqueekah, Kali Puja & Baharia Puja.​