Pet Health Certificates
Traveling with your pet can be extremely rewarding, but it does not come without its fair share of planning. We at Seneca Animal Hospital are happy to assist you in your preparation by offering health exams, certificates, and the necessary diagnostic testing.
Each travel inquiry is handled on a case-by-case basis and is dependent on the species of animal traveling and the location of the destination. Each state and country have its own very specific requirements for entry. We strongly encourage you to review the requirements when deciding to travel with your pet.
You can learn about pet travel and the requirements at USDA’s Animal and Pet Health Inspection Service (APHIS) website.
We strongly encourage, especially those traveling out of the country, to work with a pet relocation coordinator. These coordinators tend to work closely with us to ensure that appointments are correctly scheduled, documents are correctly submitted on behalf of the owner, and all needs are met to avoid travel complications.
While we are not affiliated with or recommend any singular relocation companies, we have seen clients have success with Animal Land Pet Movers.
Our accredited veterinarians will examine your pet(s) to ensure they are healthy for travel. We use the GlobalVetLink platform to accurately complete required travel documents according to increasingly prevalent government regulations.
Please note that Hawaii is an exception to interstate travel and is treated as international travel due to their more extensive requirements.
International travel (including Hawaii):
Our accredited veterinarians will examine your pet(s) to ensure they are healthy for travel. Each country has strict regulations to follow in regard to travel. In addition to completing your pet’s health certificate, we are also able to collect any necessary samples and submit them to the appropriate diagnostic laboratory. Diagnostic testing may include Rabies titers, fecal testing, heartworm disease testing, and other blood parasite testing.
Due to the extensive preparations required for international pet travel, we require a $200.00 deposit prior to the health certificate exam (international travel only, including Hawaii). This covers the labor of consulting with the correct government bodies and preparing the appropriate documents prior to the health certificate exam. The $200.00 deposit will go towards the health certificate fee ($690.00).
If you have any questions about our health certificate services or would like to schedule an appointment today, please contact us today!