Traveling to foreign countries can be complex and time-consuming. It requires a lot of planning to have all of your bases covered before you leave— especially if you don’t intend to leave your pet behind! But don’t fret, our veterinary staff at Memphis Animal Clinic are here to make the process of approving your animal companion for international travel from Memphis, Tennessee, a breeze.
Every time you travel abroad, it’s a basic necessity that you show an International Health Certificate as proof that your pet meets all of the health requirements of the country you will be visiting. It guarantees they are in optimal health to accompany you in your travels and won’t spread diseases to other parts of the world.
Usually, many countries, including those in the European Union, have their own health certificates specific to their own country. However, If you’re traveling to a country with no health certificate requirement, you will then need the International Health Certificate (USDA-APHIS 7001).
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Before you leave, our veterinarians will examine your pet to ensure they are fit for travel and approve your international health certificate. On top of that, we will take you through the risks of contracting a foreign disease and may recommend the right vaccinations for your pet if necessary.
As soon as you schedule your trip, you need to make sure that your pet is vaccinated and up-to-date on their fecal and heartworm tests immediately. Also, you need to have their international health certificate completed and signed by the USDA-APHIS office state veterinarian at least ten days before you leave.
If you’re a resident traveling from the United States, however, these health certificates must be approved by the USDA, alongside proof of rabies vaccination, rabies titer, and echinococcus tests and treatments.
Call our office today at Memphis Animal Clinic in Memphis to learn more about traveling with your pet and obtaining proper travel certificates.