International Health Certificates for Morris County NJ Pets
For most pets travelling outside the United States a special document is needed to be allowed into another country. This is called an International Health Certificate. If traveling to Europe, a European Union Form (EU) is needed as well as the USDA federal form 7001.
Dr. Sheila Bank, at Community Animal Hospital, is accredited by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide pet owners traveling abroad with this health certificate. The USDA is the official agency in charge of international certification and in most cases needs to authorize the certificate.
Many countries require special forms or documents that are time sensitive. As a pet owner you are responsible to find out what documents are needed for the country you are travelling to. Every country has their own specific requirements. The website for the USDA is www.aphis.usda.gov. You will need to access this website for current information. At the site you will be directed to download certain forms to bring with you for your veterinary appointment. We encourage you to do this and familiarize yourself with these protocols prior to your office visit. It is important to start gathering information early so that you have plenty of time to get all the requirements completed in time for your flight. Specific questions and general information can be obtained from the USDA in Trenton: 609-259-5264.
We encourage you to consult the appropriate airlines for their requirements for international travel as well. For more information you can call the consulate of the country you are traveling to in order to find out what paper work you will need to have with you.
General information Dr. Bank will need to know is:
- your country of destination
- date of departure
- and the requirements of the USDA for that country.
Most often an identification chip and rabies certificate are the minimum requirement.
At the time of your visit your pet will have a physical exam and, depending on your destination, laboratory work, vaccines, microchipping, and/or parasite treatments. These procedures often require more than one office visit. The doctor often has multiple forms to fill out and correspondence with Trenton, and laboratories, so these office visits may take a while.
Completion of document requires a scheduled appointment to the Trenton office for their endorsement or it can be mailed with a pre-paid return envelope. Please schedule your appointments with us and with the USDA accordingly.
As long as all homework is done and appointments are made in a timely fashion your pet and you will travel safely and stress free.
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