Why do I need health certificates for my pets?
When you travel internationally with your pet you need an accredited, certified veterinarian to sign off on a health certificate. This health certificate, which will be specific to the country you’re traveling to, will show that your pet has been examined and determined to be free of infectious disease. It also often provides proof of various vaccines, like rabies, that many countries require. It’s important to note, however, that health and vaccination status are not the only variables for eligibility for travel to another country. Some countries prohibit certain breeds from being brought into the country. While we are happy to help you to determine what is needed for the International Health Certificate, it’s always a good idea to begin preparations well in advance of your travel date.
Not all veterinarians can provide international health certificates, but Hunters Glen Veterinary Hospital’s Dr. George Carley can. This means when you’re preparing for international travel, you only have to visit Hunters Glen Veterinary Hospital to get your pet ready to go.
Contact us for more information about international health certificates.