If you are planning to travel outside of the country with your pet, you will need more than a plane ticket. You will be asked to present an International Health Certificate for your pet if you plan to travel internationally. This certificate states that your pet will be able to travel comfortably and safely. It also states that they are free of illness and infection so as not to spread disease to other parts of the world. If international travel is in your future, Shores Animal Hospital in Gainesville, Florida can help with the process.
Many countries, including those in the European Union, have their own health certificates specific to their own country. However, If you are traveling to a country with no health certificate requirement, you will then need the International Health Certificate (USDA-APHIS 7001).
We Can Help
Shores Animal Hospital is here to help make the time-consuming process of approving your pet for international travel a little easier. Our veterinarians will examine your pet and approve your international health certificate for travel. We will also discuss the risks of contracting a foreign disease and may recommend the appropriate vaccinations for your pet.
For all of our resident pets traveling from the United States, these health certificates must be approved by the USDA, alongside proof of rabies vaccination, rabies titer and echinococcus tests and treatments.
To learn more about traveling with your pet and obtaining proper travel certificates call our office today at Shores Animal Hospital in Gainesville, Florida.