In 2016 the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) issued the following statement pertinent to vaccination requirements in the Licensing of Animal Boarding Establishments:

“An up-to-date veterinary vaccination record must be seen to ensure that dogs boarded have current vaccinations against canine parvovirus, canine distemper, infectious canine hepatitis (adenovirus) and, leptospirosis. The date of the most recent vaccination must be recorded preferably with a valid until date.” Sct E5.2 CIEH Model Licence Conditions.

Certification from a veterinary surgeon of a recent protective titre test may be accepted in individual cases as evidence of protection against adenovirus, distemper and parvovirus.

The certificate must state that it is valid for the period of stay at the kennels. The interpretation of ‘individual cases’ will be undertaken by the responsible person but the (CIEH) statement concludes with the direction:

It is the decision of the kennel proprietor whether to accept such a certificate.

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