If your pet is traveling across state borders, on a plane, or to another country, you will need a health certificate. Fulfilling all of the requirements for an international health certificate is a time consuming process that often can take many months. Before an international health certificate can be issued, your pet may need to get specific vaccinations, rabies titers, microchips, or other treatments. When all of the requirements have been fulfilled, a USDA accredited veterinarian can issue the health certificate. Often this health certificate must then be sent overnight to the USDA in Harrisburg for endorsement.
Dr. Patten is a USDA accredited veterinarian. She can provide all the required medical treatments and prepare the international health certificate for endorsement at the USDA. Liberty Veterinary Clinic also uses the ISO compatible microchip required for travel to many international destinations.
We recommend scheduling a health certificate consultation as soon as you know that you may be traveling with your pet. Some countries require months of advance planning to be able to travel with your pet. During your health certificate consultation, Dr. Patten will inform you of all the specific regulations for your destination, ensuring a smooth trip for your pet.