Pet Services

Pet Services

Pets are welcome members of the family in many KAUST homes. In an effort to support healthy pets, healthy families, and a healthy community, pet ownership at KAUST is regulated, a veterinarian and grooming service regularly visits KAUST, and a dog run is available. Please see below for details.

International Animal Care Vet Services (at the clinic)

International Animal Care is an independent operator that provides veterinary services at the port-a-cabin vet clinic.


What to know when visiting the Vet Clinic

  • Hours: Tuesdays 10:00 am - 3:00 pm by appointment only (no walk-ins permitted).
  • Supplies may be purchased on Tuesday during the Vet Clinic hours. No appointment is necessary for the purchase of supplies.
  • All cats must be in a carrier.
  • All dogs must wear a muzzle.
  • Payment for most vet services and supplies must be made by CARD. However, some supplies are available for CASH.

Booking an Appointment

An individual vet appointment must be booked for each animal.  In the booking system, select the needed service, then select an available appointment time.  (This will be the arrival time for your appointment). Once you have completed all your bookings, the total time required for all of your services will be reserved for you and blocked out on the booking calendar. (If the total time needed for your appointment conflicts with another scheduled appointment, you will need to choose a different time/day.

More about IAC:

  • For Emergency Services send a message via WhatsApp to 0541352556.
  • The Vet clinic is located in the Central Services District near the Transportation Building 1 and Central Laundry building (see map image below).
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Aussie Pet Mobile - Grooming Service


The Aussie Pet Mobile grooming service is an independent operator that provides mobile pet grooming and vet services.

The Aussie Pet Mobile use products that are environmentally friendly and provide a highly organized, professional approach to animal grooming. 

Booking an Appointment

Appointments can be made by phone or WhatsApp at 05664-46670

Note: Aussie Pet Mobile does not visit KAUST for a single appointment but will arrange to visit several KAUST households on the same day. 

Royal Pet – Vet and Grooming Services

Royal Pet provides vet and grooming services via a van that will come directly to your house.

They work on the following general schedule and specific appointment times can be arranged directly through the company:

  • Sunday – Grooming Service from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
  • Wednesday – Grooming Service from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
  • Thursday – Vet Service from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Booking an Appointment

Appointments with Royal Pet can be made on WhatsApp or over the phone between 1.00 P.M. – 9.00 P.M. daily at 0504770990. Learn more about Royal Pet.

Guidelines for the Ownership of Pets in the Community

The Guidelines are provided to support responsible pet ownership and ensure a safe environment for everyone. Pet owners are responsible to read and adhere to the Guidelines for the Ownership of Pets in the Community which cover areas including:

  • Required registration and annual re-registration of pets
  • Maximum number and types of permitted pets
  • Pet import and final exit information
  • Pet owner responsibilities relating to pet behavior
  • Handling of lost and trapped pets
  • Rehoming of pets
  • And more…

If you are planning to bring a pet to KAUST or adopt a pet, please be aware of the species that are allowed in the community.  All pets must be registered within 5 days of arriving at KAUST. Animals that are found not to be registered may be treated as strays.

Pet Registration

Registration for pets (except cats and dogs)

  1. Submit the Pet Registration Form and a photo of your pet to Registration is free for animals other than cats and dogs.
  2. A KAUST Pet ID card will be provided to you following registration.

Registration for dogs and cats

  1. Submit the Pet Registration Form and a photo of your pet to
  2. Schedule an online appointment with the vet to complete the registration process, which includes the below requirements.
    1. A medical check
    2. Vaccinations/Boosters
    3. Neutering/Spaying (if needed)
    4. Microchipping
  3. Pay the amount of SAR150 per pet to the vet receptionist. PLEASE NOTE WE CAN ONLY ACCEPT CASH PAYMENTS.
  4. A KAUST Pet ID card will be provided to you following registration.

Note: Registration for cats and dogs is not complete until all the steps above have been completed.

Pet Registration FAQs

Dog Run

A large dog run is available for dogs to run, play and socialize. The area includes seating and shade for dog owners. The Dog Run is located next to the Stadium and there is ample parking available. Please see the map below.


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Guidelines & Forms


  • Pet Ownership & Registration: If you have any queries about pet ownership and registration, please e-mail the Petcare Team at
  • Booking an IAC appointment: Book an appointment with the IAC vet
  • Booking a Royal Pet Appointment: 05955-59758 (1.00 P.M. – 9.00 P.M. daily)
  • Booking an appointment with the Aussie Pet Mobile grooming service: Appointments can be made by calling 0566446670. 
  • Lost Pets: For any concerns related to lost pets, please contact the 959 Helpdesk for support, call 012 808 0959

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