Jun 17 2014

Health Certificate

Traveling with your pet by land and entering different states within USA will also sometimes require a health certificate from your vet.

Taking your pet on a flight will require a health certificate. A health certificate is a signed document your veterinarian gives you after a full physical examination. This document states your pet is healthy to fly. There are two types of health certificates:

Domestic Health Certificate: Flight destinations within the USA. All of the veterinarians at our hospital are accredited to sign a domestic health certificate. Please call us to schedule an appointment.

International Health Certificate (7001 Form): Flight destinations to other countries. We have a veterinarian accredited to sign an International Health Certificate. Please schedule your appointment with Dr. Beth Taylor. Keep in mind, these export documents are time sensitive.

EVERY country has their very own specific requirements at the port of entry.

YOU, AS THE OWNER OF THE PET ARE RESPONSIBLE TO GATHER ALL THE NECESSARY INFORMATION, BRING ANY ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS AND FINALLY TELL OUR VETERINARIAN WHAT THE COUNTRY REQUIRES.

For more information, contact the consulate of the country you’re traveling to.

If flying to Europe, YOU MUST download all necessary European Union forms (EU) from this website: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/regulations/vs/iregs/animals/

  1. Log on to the USDA (animal export) website above.
  2. Choose your country of destination
  3. Scroll down to select your pet’s species.
  4. Print these EU forms, bring them along with the most current Rabies Certificate, the address & telephone number of your destination on the day of your appointment.
  5. During your appointment, the veterinarian will perform a physical exam on your pet and fill out both the European Union and International Health Certificate Forms.
  6. Schedule an appointment with the USDA to have all the forms endorsed by them.

The International Health Certificate (7001 Form) and possibly other documents (i.e. EU forms) MUST be endorsed by the USDA. The USDA requires all documents are signed & dated by a veterinarian AND endorsed by the USDA within 10 days of departure. Please schedule your appointments with us AND with the USDA accordingly.

United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Inspection Service

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