A Health Certificate is an official document issued by a federal, state, or an accredited veterinarian certifying that the traveling animal has been inspected and found to satisfy the regulations pertaining to their intended destination – within the same state, between states, or internationally. These requirements are to help ensure the animal meets the physical health criteria for their own safe travels, but also to ensure that the animal being moved does not carry illnesses or parasites that would be harmful to the people or animals that are in the destination area. This process may vary from simple to complex, depending on the requirements of the destination.
Harmony Animal Hospital’s intent is to assist our valued clients with the required paperwork, necessary testing, and with the safety of your beloved pet’s travel. Given the complexity and strict requirements of some destinations, understand it is your responsibility, as your pet’s legal owner, to ensure all Health Certificate requirements are completed properly. We are your partner in helping to navigate the process for you, however we do not have the resources to investigate every necessary detail to ensure acceptance of your pet into the intended destination. This resource should serve as a guideline to help you in the process of obtaining the requirements for traveling with your pet.
1. Costs can vary depending on the destination. Please give us a call so we can talk to you about your pet's specific needs.
Information your veterinarian needs to know before completing your pet’s international health certificate: