The move means the owners of pets including dogs, cats or ferrets have the option of touching down in Edinburgh Airport.
Previously, pets had to arrive at the UK's only approved animal centres in London or Manchester.
Extrordinair launched the animal reception centre last month and the airport has now opened a border inspection post for pets.
Dogs, cats and ferrets from EU countries and listed non-EU countries can enter the UK without entering quarantine, provided they pass through an approved centre. They must travel with an approved transporter on an authorised route. They must also be microchipped and vaccinated against rabies.
Sylvia Fleming, founder of Extrordinair, said: "Our new facility at Edinburgh Airport means that animals flying into Scotland can be reunited with their owners within hours of touchdown, provided they have a pet passport or EU third-country health certificate and comply with Defra rules.
"The service makes things easier for owners and for pets, as a prolonged period of travel and separation can cause stress."