USDA International Health Certificates
Traveling with your cat or dog outside of the country?
For pet owners who are planning to travel with their furry friends, obtaining a pet health certificate is a crucial step. USDA pet health certificates, also known as the certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI), are official documents issued by accredited veterinarians that certify that your pet is healthy and fit for travel. The USDA pet health certificate is a requirement for traveling with your pet internationally, as well as for some domestic travel within the United States.
The purpose of the USDA pet health certificate is to ensure that pets are healthy and free from infectious diseases and to prevent the spread of zoonotic diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans. The certificate includes essential information about your pet, such as their breed, age, and vaccination status, and is signed by a licensed veterinarian who has conducted a thorough examination of your pet.
This official document is a requirement for most airlines and ensures that your pet is healthy and free from any contagious diseases. Fortunately, if you’re looking for a health certificate for pets near you, Greenwich Veterinary Center can help.
At our veterinary clinic, one of our licensed and USDA-accredited veterinarians will conduct a comprehensive examination of your pet to ensure that they are fit for travel. The health certificate for cats and dogs is a detailed document that includes essential information about your pet, such as their breed, age, and microchip details. It also certifies that your pet has been vaccinated and is up-to-date on all required vaccines.
If you plan to travel by air, most commercial airlines require a pet health certificate (one for each pet). It is important to note that different airlines have varying time frames in which the health certificate needs to be obtained. Therefore, it’s crucial to check with your airline early to avoid any last-minute complications. Additionally, some airlines may require their own forms in addition to the certificate of veterinary inspection, so it’s best to check with them to ensure you have all the necessary paperwork.
If you’re looking for a reliable place to obtain a pet health certificate for travel or need to board your pets while you’re away, look no further than Greenwich Veterinary Center. Our licensed and USDA-accredited veterinarians can provide the necessary documentation to ensure your pet’s safety and comfort during travel. Contact us today to learn more about our services and schedule an appointment.