Traveling outside of the country always requires extensive planning. It’s important to have all the essentials covered before you leave—especially if you are taking your adored pet with you!
To save you from hassle, Deerfield Animal Hospital is pleased to offer international health certificates for pets in San Antonio, Texas. International Health Certificates are required when traveling outside the country and verifies your pet meets all of the health requirements of the country you will be visiting. It guarantees they are free of illness and infection and won’t spread diseases to other parts of the world.
Many countries have their own certificate for that specific country, such as those in the European Union. However, if you are traveling to a country without a health certificate requirement, you will then need to obtain the International Health Certificate (USDA-APHIS 7001).
We Can Help
Deerfield Animal Hospital can make this process of approving your pet for international travel a little easier for you. First, our veterinarians will examine your pet and approve your international health certificate for travel. After this, we will discuss the risks of contracting a foreign disease and recommend a vaccine if necessary.
You will also need to have your pet vaccinated and up-to-date on their fecal and heartworm tests as soon as possible, and should also have their international health certificate completed and signed by the USDA-APHIS office state veterinarian at least 10 days before your trip.
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 Deerfield Animal Hospital today! We are located in San Antonio, Texas.