The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) are charged with regulating the importing and exporting of animals. Whether it is for pet travel or pet purchasing, certification is required before an animal can travel domestically or internationally.
Our veterinarians are USDA-certified and are qualified to assist you with the process of traveling with your pet. This can involve the following:
- Getting a health certificate endorsed by APHIS.
- Updating vaccinations
- Completing disease testing
- Reviewing your paperwork
Each country has its own set of requirements, and our staff can help you sort through the sometimes overwhelming list of things to do. Be aware that places like the UK, Ireland, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, the Caribbean, South Africa, and Hawaii require a minimum of 6 to 7 months preparation time.
For more information on regulations for various destinations, speak with our pet travel coordinator, Annie.
Contact us today for more information and set up an appointment to get the vaccination updates and disease testing done in time. Many of our clients are regular travelers, so we are experienced with this process and are ready to help.