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Spay/Neuter Package Promotion with FREE 3-Day Boarding or FREE Grooming Package! Special Offer Until October 31st! PDF Print E-mail




Give your pet a happier, healthier life by spaying and neutering. During the summer season, ICVS is offering a very special promotion for Spay/Neuter Packages for pets from today until October 31, 2021! So many pet owners have asked us to extend this promotion and we are happy to oblige!


Schedule a spay/neuter surgery and prepay for the package by October 31, 2021 and your pet can also receive:


A complimentary 3-day boarding at ICVS (RMB 450.00 value)! Pets are welcome to stay for 3 days after spay/neuter surgery to fully recover under the care of ICVS doctors and nurses! Or, schedule 3 consecutive days of boarding anytime within the next 3 months of purchase date.




A complimentary full service bath and grooming package for your pet (RMB 500 value) before or after the spay/neuter surgery and within 3 months of purchase date.


Spay surgery packages:

- Female cats is RMB 1110.00

- Female dogs under 10 KG -  RMB 1200.00

- Female rabbits is RMB 1110.00,

and includes blood work and ALL items 1-17 on the surgery package overview below.


Neuter surgery packages:

- Male cats is RMB 970.00

- Male dogs under 10 KG - RMB 1110.00,

- Male rabbits is RMB 1010.00,

and includes blood work and ALL items 1-17 on the surgery package overview below.

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Surgeries at ICVS adhere to safe global best practices endorsed by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Spay/neuter surgeries for all pets at ICVS include pre-surgery blood work (e.g., complete blood count, pre-anesthesia biochemistry), intravenous catheterization and fluids during surgery, gas anesthesia and anesthesiologist monitoring, injectable pain medication, high quality absorbable sutures and hospitalized monitoring until your pet is ready to go home the same day of the procedure!


Spay/neuter surgery packages include one complimentary overnight stay for surgery check-in at ICVS and a complimentary follow up examination at 7-14 days after surgery.


Every pet owner goes home with written home-care instructions in English and Chinese and may call/email ICVS with any questions at any time.


Dogs that are spayed/neutered at ICVS can receive an official Beijing Spay/Neuter Certificate, allowing owners to enjoy up to 50% discount on dog registration or dog registration renewal fees!



What are the benefits of spaying and neutering your pet? Here are a few facts to consider:

A neutered male cat is less likely to roam, less likely to fight (and less likely to cost you money to patch him up), and less likely to spray urine to mark his territory. He's more likely to live longer, because the cat that is looking for a mate is really looking for trouble. If a car does not get him, infectious disease (spread by fighting or mating) or cancer may.

A spayed female cat is a more attentive and loving pet, because her energy is not constantly directed toward finding a mate. (Cats are in heat nearly all the time until they become pregnant.) If you spay your cat, you protect her from some cancers and infections and from sexually transmitted infectious diseases. A female cat spayed before her first heat will have a near zero chance of developing mammary cancer.

A neutered male dog retains his playfulness and friendliness. The behaviors that change are far less desirable. The interest in roaming is eliminated in 90% of neutered dogs. Aggressive behavior against other male dogs is eliminated in 60% of neutered dogs. Urine marking is eliminated in 50% of neutered male dogs. Inappropriate mounting is eliminated in 70% of neutered dogs. Activity level and appetite do not change with neutering. A male dog should not gain weight or become less interested in activity post neuter with proper diet control.

A spayed female dog no longer goes into heat every 8 months or so. There is no more bloody discharge or offensive odors to attract male dogs. A female dog spayed before her first heat will have a near zero chance of developing mammary cancer.

Puppies and kittens can be spayed by 6-months of age. It is best to spay and neuter pets before they go into the first heat (usually occurs between 5-7 months). Male neuter surgery is less complicated than a female spay surgery. Males can be safely neutered after 5-months of age.

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Spaying and neutering helps reduce pet over-population and the number of unwanted pets. Most importantly, it helps pets live longer and healthier lives!


Please inquire about ICVS door-to-door pet transport service for surgery check in and all other appointments.


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Schedule a spay/neuter surgery and prepay for the package by October 31, 2021 and your pet can enjoy a complimentary 3-day boarding service (RMB 450.00 value) or a complimentary full service bath and grooming package (RMB 500 value). Prepaid spay/neuter packages may be scheduled within the next 3-months of payment date! 



Please contact ICVS for surgery estimates and to schedule appointments:


Tel: (010) 8456-1939, 8456-1940


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"Departing from China with Pets" Online Information Session Will Discuss The USA CDC's New Regulations Affecting Dog Imports From China - October 24, 2021! PDF Print E-mail


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"Departing from China with Pets" FREE Online information session on October 24, 2021 (11AM-12:30PM) and online information sessions throughout October 2021!  


“Recently I attended an online seminar about pets departing China, hosted by a pet relocation expert from ICVS. This was an entirely free information service, which provided thorough, and comprehensive details on the steps pet owners need to take before leaving China. I was impressed by how much information was given, to enable me to properly plan in advance.  I would recommend that everyone who is leaving China with animals should participate in this seminar, as there are many steps that need to be taken carefully and with thorough planning required. I left the workshop with notes and an action plan, and a timescale established. Prior to the workshop, I was completely clueless.”


- Catriona, Departing from Qingdao to UK with two dogs


ICVS is delighted to offer an online "Departing from China with Pets" information session on October 24, 2021. English and Chinese language sessions will be offered. Please see time of the sessions below.



ICVS will continue to host online Departing from China with Pets information sessions throughout October 2021. 


"Online" sessions and advice for taking pets overseas will be available by telephone consultation, email or via WeChat talk. 



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ICVS is delighted to help pet owners from across China prepare pets for export. Thank you for your enthusiasm and support! 










On June 14, 2021, the USA CDC announced a "Temporary Suspension of Dogs Entering the United States from High-Risk Rabies Countries” that took effect on July 14, 2021.  China is classified as a high-risk rabies country


For dogs traveling to the USA on or after July 14, 2021, a dog import permit is mandatory and dogs must meet the new USA CDC pet import requirements, including microchipping, legally certified rabies vaccination, rabies antibody titre testing and a 45-day post blood draw date waiting period after the titre test. Dog owners must apply to the USA CDC for the import permit at least 30-business days (six-weeks) before the import date. Dog import permits will be granted by the USA CDC on a case-by-case basis. 


These regulations are very new and ICVS has been in contact with the USA CDC.  We will be reviewing the new regulations and outlining the process for dog owners to apply for dog import permits to the USA at the online information session on October 24, 2021. 


Airlines are adding flights with carriers taking pets to EU, UK, UAE, USA, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and many more destinations!













If you had to leave China on short notice, would you be able to take your pet with you?


  • Did you know it takes at least 4-6 months to prepare a pet from China to go to any of the 27 member nations of the European Union, the UK and the UAE?



  • Did you know it takes a minimum of 6-7 months to prepare pets to go to Singapore?


  • Did you know it takes a minimum of 7-8 months to prepare pets to go to Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Taiwan?


  • Did you know that an official rabies antibody titre test is required for the pets entering the EU, UK, Ukraine, Turkey, Serbia, Switzerland, UAE, Israel, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Macau and many other countries/territories with strict quarantine control?


  • Did you know that for EU countries, the UK and Israel, the rabies antibody titre test is valid for the life of the animal as long as your pet is rabies vaccinated again before the expiration date of the last rabies vaccination?


  • Did you know ICVS can help pet owners from every province in China complete the official rabies antibody titre test for their pets going to all countries that require the officially authorized OIE rabies antibody titre test? Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.


  • Did you know it is NEVER "too early" to prepare pets for departure?


The number of pets being abandoned and relinquished is increasing at an alarming rate. A key reason for the increase is that pet owners are not aware of the significant lead times and specific requirements for many destination countries to prepare a pet for international relocation.



Please join the ICVS “Departing from China with Pets” FREE information sessions to learn what is needed to take your pet with you when the time comes to relocate.It is never too early to find out the facts, even if you are unsure about your departure date and to which country you may be relocating.


Virtual "Departing from China with Pets" ENGLISH information session: 


Date:  October 24, 2021 


Time:  11:00 AM to 12:30 PM


Location:  Online with International Center for Veterinary Services (ICVS)


These sessions are FREE! 

Registration is required. Please email ICVS to register by 5:00PM, October 23rd: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



ICVS pet relocation experts will share step-by-step instructions on the newest 2021 exit process, winter and summer blackout periods on pet travel, microchipping, vaccinations, rabies antibody titre testing, and other requirements to help you prepare for a smooth departure from China and an easy entry to your next destination country, during the pandemic.


ICVS pet relocation experts will help you make a plan for departure even if you may be considering multiple potential countries and do not have a clear departure date.


ICVS has helped pets from China depart for more than 180 destination countries. We have been working with the PRC Entry-Exit Quarantine and Inspection Bureau since 1996 and have cumulative and comprehensive knowledge of the regulations that we share with pet owners. The ICVS official Animal Health and Immunity Certificates (e.g., vaccination red books) are the gold standard in China and help pet owners ensure a smooth experience at the time of the mandatory exit health examination at the Quarantine Bureau.


ICVS vaccination red books are unique and are not issued in conjunction with any other pet hospitals in China. Please ensure your vaccination red book is issued directly by ICVS and carries all legally required stamps (e.g., chops) for export.



ICVS clients receive unlimited, complimentary pet relocation, import and export counseling from our pet relocation experts. Our mission is to help pet owners keep the whole family and pets together when it is time to depart!



City Weekend Magazine says:


"This extraordinarily informative discussion will help you take Fluffy home with the least amount of hassle possible. The ICVS staff are well-versed in international quarantine laws and also the Chinese pet vaccination and veterinary system. If you're planning on leaving sometime this year, this is a must-attend event."



Please click here to listen to the ICVS interview on China Radio International about things to consider when preparing pets for import and export or copy and paste the link below into your browser:


Please note that the Beijing Quarantine Bureau is now advising all departing pet owners to take their pets for the mandatory exit health examination at 7-10 days before the departure date. 



The Beijing Quarantine Bureau now requires that all pets undergoing the mandatory exit health examination in Beijing must provide an official vaccination certificate (e.g., vaccination red book) issued by an officially designated animal rabies vaccination hospital in Beijing. ICVS can issue the official Beijing vaccination certificates for all pets allowing them to undergo the exit health examination at the Beijing Quarantine Bureau. 



PRC Entry-Exit Inspection & Quarantine Bureau Latest Update:


Any dog that tests positive for heartworm will not be granted an exit permit to leave China. This requirement will now be strictly enforced at the time of the exit health examination at the Quarantine Bureau's officially designated animal hospital (conducted 7-10 days before departure). Please ensure your dogs are heartworm tested annually and are on year-round heartworm preventives. Heartworm is treatable but the safest treatment protocol may take six-months or more. For more information about heartworm testing and preventatives to ensure your dogs are heartworm free, please visit the ICVS web site:



ICVS offers its express and affordable rabies antibody titre testing service for departing pets. Please join the experts from ICVS as we provide guidance on import/export requirements for all countries with specific focus on strict quarantine control destinations and rabies antibody titre testing and other requirements, including the European Union, UK, USA, Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Indonesia, South Korea, South Africa, Saudia Arabia, Dubai and more! The rabies antibody titre test for EU entry is good for the life of the pet as long as the pet is rabies vaccinated annually before the last vaccination's expiration date. Completing the rabies antibody titre test as soon as you know you may be relocating to the EU and other destination countries/territories will help prevent delays should you need to leave China on short notice or earlier than planned.


Learn about the LATEST airline regulations for transporting pets, including new restrictions on breeds, winter and summer black out periods and newest 2021 regulations for pets departing China and entering into European Union countries and UK, North America, South America, Middle East/Africa, Asia and Australia/New Zealand. We will also be sharing advice on pet transport safety, choosing airlines and minimizing travel-related stress for you and your pets.


ICVS experts will also answer your questions on:

-       Required vaccinations and pre-departure screening health examination to ensure smooth departure from China

-       Obtaining the official Beijing Animal Health and Immunity Certificate (vaccination red book) required for export

-       Obtaining the EU microchip required for the official exit health examination to take pets out of China

-       Fulfilling pet import requirements for European Union and strict quarantine control destinations (e.g., Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Indonesia, Japan, UAE, etc.)

-       Completing the rabies antibody titre test required to take pets into the European Union and other countries

-       Transporting pet by “excess check-in baggage” or unaccompanied live animal “air cargo” transport

-       Taking multiple pets out of China under the "one-pet-per-passport" regulation

-       Taking pets out of China when the owner has to leave the country first

-       Managing the process without the assistance of a pet relocation company and when it is best to obtain professional assistance

-       Exporting rabbits and other exotic animals

-       Reducing the stress of travel on pets and pet owners

-       Safe and effective calming remedies to help pets during travel

-       Air crates and carriers permitted on airlines and for cargo shipping


The International Center for Veterinary Services is an officially designated animal vaccination hospital and can provide the required legal rabies vaccination and official vaccination certificate for export, microchipping and rabies antibody titre testing for EU and all other countries. ICVS is delighted to provide this service to all pet owners, especially the international community.


ICVS is a high-quality, affordable full service medical and pet care facility with well-trained professionals to serve all your needs. Services include spay/neuter and all other surgeries, dentals, hospitalization, vaccinations, microchipping, rabies antibody titre testing for export, laboratory diagnostics and blood tests, X-rays & ultrasound. Import/export counseling, boarding, grooming, dog training and pet shop available. Legal rabies vaccines. All services in English and Mandarin.


International Center for Veterinary Services

No. 13-16 Rong Ke Gan Lan Cheng Shang Jie, Fu Tong Xi Da Jie, Wangjing, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100102 (Across the street from the Mercedes Benz Tower & behind the Smile Angel Children’s Hospital)

地址:北京新天地国际动物医院, 北京市朝阳区望京阜通西大街融科橄榄城商街13-16




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2017/2018 Dog Registration Drive is Underway! PDF Print E-mail

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Dear Dog Owners and Friends,


The annual dog registration drive is fully under way in Beijing as if May 1, 2017. The registration licenses of all registered dogs in Beijing municipality expires on April 30, 2017.



The dog license registration renewal period runs annually from May 1st to June 30th. New dog licenses will be valid from May 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018.



ICVS strongly recommends that all dog owners renew dog licenses before May 25, 2017 as the annual crackdown on unlicensed dogs has already begun this year in various districts in Beijing.



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To renew your dog license, you must present your official rabies vaccination red book with proof of a rabies vaccine for your dog within the past 12-months. 

China does NOT recognize 2- or 3-year rabies vaccines from North America or Europe. All dogs must be rabies vaccinated annually in China.


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Information on officially designated animal rabies vaccination hospitals:


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Dog Licensing Fees:

The initial dog license registration fee is RMB 1,000.00 for each dog and RMB 500.00 for annual renewal in these 8 districts: Chaoyang, Dongcheng, Xicheng, Chongwen, Xuanwu, Haidian, Fengtai, and Shijingshan.


Dog license registration fees may be less in other districts. Kindly check with your local Public Security Bureau to confirm.



Dog Registration Discounts for Spayed/Neutered Dogs:


If your dog was spayed or neutered at a legally registered animal hospital in Beijing, you may be entitled to a 50% discount on your licensing fee at the Public Security Bureau. Obtain the official spay/neuter certificate from your animal hospital and present it at the time of registration to the Public Security Bureau.



Vaccination Discounts for Licensed Dogs at ICVS:

All dogs with valid licenses and fa piaos from the Public Security Bureau issued after May 1, 2017, receive discounts of up to 50% at ICVS on rabies and distemper vaccinations. If your new dog license and fa piao is issued from Chaoyang District, your rabies vaccination is FREE at ICVS!


Please bring your dog license and fa piao to ICVS at the time of your appointment to enjoy the vaccination discounts for licensed dogs!


If you have a new dog that has not yet been registered, please do so immediately.



Step-by-step guidelines on registering dogs on the ICVS web site:



Regulations on Large Dogs in Beijing:


If you have a large dog and live in an area where large dogs are prohibited, please contact ICVS for assistance on how to legally register your dog and to keep your pet protected:


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 ICVS is open daily and is always happy to help!



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ICVS Dog Behavior and Training Seminar with Dr. Claudia Sanne: "Strengthening the Special Bond with Your Dogs" PDF Print E-mail


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“Strengthening the Special Bond with Your Dogs”

Dog Behavior and Training Seminar at ICVS

Sessions in April and May 2019 to be announced!


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The International Center for Veterinary Services (ICVS) is delighted to offer a very special session with dog behaviorist and trainer, Dr. Claudia Sanne. Dr. Sanne has been training dogs for more than 25 years in South Africa, Germany, China and Russia. Dr. Sanne is an expert at training puppies and helping rescued/stray/shelter dogs make the transition to their new adoption homes. Learn how to understand your dog and what he/she is trying to communicate to you and how to become a more confident and calm leader for your dog!


An introduction and Q&A session on canine psychology and the basics of puppy and adult dog obedience training will be held on: 


Date:              Sessions in April and May 2019 to be announced!

Location:       International Center for Veterinary Services (ICVS)


Sessions are FREE! Spaces are limited!

RSVP dates will be announced in March. Please RSVP to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Sessions will be in English. Pet owners do not need to bring their dogs to the seminar. Dr. Sanne has dogs she will be working with for demonstrations at the seminar.


Dr. Claudia Sanne will be in Beijing during April and May and will be available for puppy and adult dog obedience training sessions to help you live a happier and more harmonious life with your pets!





Dr. Sanne will be sharing her knowledge and expertise on:


-       Dog Psychology

-       Building Bonds with Your Pets

-       Socialization for Puppies

-       Basic Obedience Training

-       Leadership Training

-       Social Walking Training

-       Toilet Training

-       Managing Food Aggressive Behavior

-       Managing Toy Aggressive Behavior

-       Managing Separation Anxiety Behavior


Dr. Sanne has owned and trained many dogs from different backgrounds and worked and trained with renowned trainers (Anton Fichtlmeier, Guenther Bloch, Des Kloeck, et al) in Germany and South Africa. For more than 25-years, Dr. Sanne has worked with dog owners, canine rehabilitation centers and shelters to socialize and train dogs, helping owners live happier lives with their pets and increasing successful adoptions of abandoned, stray, rescued and shelter dogs.





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Please contact ICVS for more information about our puppy and adult dog training programs!

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Animal Welfare and Shelter Management Seminar Video PDF Print E-mail


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Animal Welfare and Shelter Management Seminar Video

Dear Friends,


Many thanks for attending the first Animal Welfare and Shelter Management Seminar on December 5, 2009 in Beijing. We had an excellent turnout and the seminar was very successful due to your support.


It was a wonderful opportunity to share our cumulative knowledge and experience in animal welfare and shelter management using this seminar as a platform. Your enthusiasm and energy has given us enormous encouragement to organize future seminars to help improve animal welfare and to address critical issues.


Many friends from the media also attended the seminar and with their coverage of these topics, we will be able to raise greater awareness and provide more education to pet owners and to the individuals and groups that are working hardest to help reduce the number of strays and to manage shelters for abandoned pets.



We wish to thank Chris Gelken and Shirley Han for donating their time and talent in producing a wonderful video of the Animal Welfare and Shelter Management Seminar and highlighting the issue of abandoned pets in our community: “Paws for Thought.”


You may watch the video through these links on China Radio International:


And on Youtube:


Download the video of the Animal Welfare and Shelter Management Seminar through this link from mobileme iDisk:

Video under the file name “Paws for Thought.mp4”


The Chinese version of the video is currently being produced and we will update the link to the Chinese version when it is available.


We thank all of the attendees for your valuable questions and concerns raised during the seminar. ICVS is preparing additional information on the assistance we can provide to help address these issues raised.


We especially wish to thank again the Canadian International School of Beijing (CISB) for so generously donating the wonderful lecture stadium and facilities that made this first seminar possible.

We look forward to seeing you all again at the next seminar in 2010!


International Center for Veterinary Services

Telephone: (8610) 8456-1939/1940/1941

Fax: (8610) 6433-2301

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Animal Welfare and Shelter Management Seminar – December 5, 2009

  • Shelter Management - Operations Management, Financial Control and Fund-raising
  • Shelter Medicine - Vaccinations, Infectious Disease Control, Neuter/Spay Benefits, Humane Euthanasia
  • Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) – Humanely and Effectively Managing Stray Cats
  • Animal Behavior Issues - Evaluation of Animals for Adoption
  • How to Maximize Successful Adoptions
  • Shelter Staff Training


  • Frank Fan, MBA - Co-Founder and Hospital Management, ICVS
  • Mary Peng, MBA - Co-Founder and Hospital Management, ICVS
  • Dr. Zenithson Ng, DVM (ASPCA, New York, USA) and ICVS Staff Veterinarians (Please see biographies)
  • Charlotte Landwehr – Founder,, a Beijing-based TNR initiative



Please Support the ICVS Humane Animal Welfare Programs


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Contact ICVS


Tel: (010) 8456-1939/1940

Mobile Hotline: (86) 138 1028 0259

(Send text message for call back service)


Fax: (010) 8456-1940



NEW Location in Wangjing:

No. 13-16 Rong Ke Gan Lan Cheng Shang Jie

Fu Tong Xi Da Jie, Wang Jing

Chaoyang District, Beijing, PRC 100102



ICVS Is Open Daily!



National Day

Operating Hours: 

October 1st & 2nd:

Closed to the Public



Regular Operating Hours Resume:

October 3, 2021

Daily: 9AM to 6PM


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