INTERNATIONAL HEALTH CERTIFICATES
If you are planning to travel outside of the USA with your pet, you will most likely need an International Health Certificate. Below you will find valuable information to help you through the often confusing process of traveling abroad with your pet.
Every country has different rules, and each requires different documentation to prove that your pet is healthy and vaccinated. Obtaining the necessary documentation can be complex and drawn out, sometimes taking up to six months!
Our team is here to help you get organized—facilitating required exams, vaccines and testing. We are also able to sign all necessary travel forms.
Because this can be a lengthy process, please contact us as soon as you are considering international travel.
Step 1. Before visiting our office, print and fill out the Pet Travel Checklist. This can be found on the USDA Pet Travel website as well as on our website. If you don’t have a printer, we can send you a copy.
Step 2. Visit the USDA Pet Travel Website and enter your destination country to learn its animal travel requirements. Every country is different!
Be sure to write down all tests, vaccines, medications and microchipping that your pet needs.
Step 3. Determine whether your destination country requires its own specific health certificate or if it allows the use of the USDA’s certificate (AKA APHIS Form 7001).
Step 4. Contact us to schedule an appointment. Bring your pet(s) and your Pet Travel Checklist with you! From there we will help you get everything done.