When traveling with your pet internationally, it is necessary to have a Veterinary Health Certificate stating that your pet is free of infectious diseases and able to withstand the rigors of travel. Any veterinarian can issue a certificate for domestic travel, but almost all health certificates for international travel must be completed by a specially trained veterinarian accredited through the USDA. Regulations vary considerably between countries for international pet travel, often including specific vaccinations or blood work. Many countries, including those in the European Union, have their own health certificates specific to each country. Even if you are traveling to a country with no health certificate requirement, you will then need the International Health Certificate (USDA-APHIS 7001).
How Much Does a Veterinary Health Certificate Cost?
The cost of the certificate varies based on the age and vaccination status of your pet. Depending on the age of your pet, if your pet is older or a new puppy, they may require a booster shot or additional vaccinations. Your veterinarian will help determine was is needed.
Patton Chapel Animal Clinic in Hoover, Alabama - Here to Help
Our veterinarians at Patton Chapel Animal Clinic are certified to issue International Health Certificates for pets in Hoover, Alabama and the greater Birmingham area. We can examine your pet and approve them for international travel. We will also discuss the risks of contracting a foreign disease and may recommend the appropriate vaccinations for your pet.
To learn more about traveling with your pet and obtaining proper travel certificates call Patton Chapel Animal Clinic today!