Register your pet(s) with the RAF Feltwell Veterinary Treatment Clinic within 14 days of moving into Military Family Housing on one of the local bases, or if you get a new pet while you are living on base.
If you’ve brought your pet or plan to get one, familiarize yourself with the ins and outs of life for you and your pets while living in the U.K.
Provide the following documents for registration:
Documents to bring to registration:
Before arrival and during residency the following are required:
Note: Vaccinations can be completed on RAF Feltwell or an off-base vet clinic near you.
You may get an unlimited fine or be sent to prison for up to 6 months if you don’t look after an animal properly: Read more here.
Under the Animal Welfare Act you must:
Keep dogs on a leash/lead, and under control. Use the on-base dog parks available at RAF Mildenhall and RAF Lakenheath for off-leash time.
Let your neighbors know if your dog barks to alleviate any concerns locally.
Cannot dock tails / de-claw cats.
For a full list of laws regarding dogs visit
Contact the RAF Feltwell Vet Clinic for details of off base provides for emergencies and out of hours assistance.
If your pet gets loose and you’re living on RAF Mildenhall call 100 SFS
Commercial +44 (0)1638-54-2667
If residing at RAF Lakenheath call 48 SFS
Commercial +44 (0)1638-52-2333
If living off base, call the Police on the non-emergency number: 101. The local council can assist, as well as off-base Vet Clinics.
Going on holiday/vacation or deployment? Have a plan for your pets. Arrange either a kennel or cattery or take your pet to someone else’s house for them to look after while you’re away. Get an updated ID tag for temporary locations.
Bringing your pet along for the ride as you tour Europe? Follow the requirements below to avoid any issues:
As always, it is best to check with your local vet in advance to ensure you have everything in order before your trip.
There may be some trips where your pet can’t tag along. Find a local boarding facility that you trust to take care of your pet while you explore Europe. Ask friends and colleagues for recommendations and tour the facility for yourself.
Whether you’re looking to adopt or purchase a dog, it’s best to understand the following information.
Taking your pet to an off-base veterinarian clinic is recommended for emergency, specialty needs, and basic care.
Commercial +44 (0)1638-52-7097
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