Pets in our Community

Pets in our Community

Due to the current situation in Jeddah with regards to Covid-19, we regret to inform you that Dr Tamer will not be able to visit KAUST until at least April 4th.

The International Animal Center in Jeddah remains open for emergencies.  Should you need to leave campus due to a veterinary emergency, please contact the Taskforce – coronavirustaskforce@kaust.edu.sa or call 012-808-0950.

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. 

Guidelines for the Ownership of Pets in the Community

To support responsible pet ownership, guidelines outline the regulation of pet ownership to 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 many areas related to pets, 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 adopt a pet, please be aware that only some species are allowed in the community, and 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 a Pet Registration Form and photo of your pet to PetCare@kaust.edu.sa. Registration is free for animals other than cats and dogs.
  2. A KAUST Pet ID card will be delivered to you following registration.

Registration for Dogs and Cats Only

  1. Submit a Pet Registration Form and photo of your pet to PetCare@kaust.edu.sa
  2. Schedule an online appointment with the veterinarian to complete the registration process that includes the below requirements. (Please note, that Walk-ins appointments are reserved for Emergencies Only).  
    1. A medical check
    2. Vaccinations
    3. Neutering/Spaying
    4. Microchipping
  3. A KAUST Pet ID card will be delivered to you following registration. 

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

Pet Registration FAQs



International Animal Care (Veterinarian Services)

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International Animal Care is an independent operator that provides veterinary services for the KAUST Community.  

Current vet clinic operating hours are: 

  • Saturdays 10:00 am - 4:00 p.m. 
  • Tuesdays 2:00 pm - 8:00 p.m.

You need to book individual vet appointments for each animal (patient).  In the booking system, be sure to select each service needed for an appointment.  You then select an available appointment time, this will be the arrival time for your appointment.  Once you have completed your booking, the total time required for all of your services at the appointment will be reserved for you and blocked out on the booking calendar.  If the total time needed for your appointment conflicts with an already scheduled appointment you will need to choose a different time/day to book your appointment.  


More about the Vet:
  • Walk-in appointments are strictly for sick pets. For Emergency Services send a message via WhatsApp to 0541352556.
  • If you need to cancel your appointment please notify the vet by email at vet@iacare.sa 
  • Payment can be made by cash or card, cash is preferable. 
  • The Vet clinic is located in the Central Services District near the Transportation Building 1 and Central Laundry building (see map image below). 
  • Veterinarian FAQs

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The Aussie Pet Mobile (Mobile Grooming Service)

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The Aussie Pet Mobile is an independent operator that provides pet grooming services that offers an exceptional cleaning experience for your pet in the comfort and safety of your home. They use products that are environmentally friendly and bring a highly organized, professional approach to animal grooming. Appointments can be made by calling 0566446670

***The Aussie Pet Mobile doesn't visit KAUST for a single appointment, but will take group visits. 



Dog Run

A large dog run is available for dogs to run, play, and socialize.  The area has recently been revamped to include seating and shade for dog owners. The Dog Run is located next to the Stadium and has ample parking available. Please see the map below for location details.

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Guidelines & Forms


Contact

  • Dog training: Community member Scott Shaw delivers Dog Obedience Trainings from time to time. Contact him at: Scott.Shaw@kaust.edu.sa 
  • Pet Ownership & Registration: If you have any queries about pet ownership and registration, please e-mail the Petcare Team at petcare@kaust.edu.sa
  • Booking the Vet: Book an appointment with the IAC vet
  • Booking the Groomers: 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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