If you plan to travel internationally and want to take your pet with you, it’s important for you to be aware of what’s required for your animal companion to make the trip. Dr. Andalaft at Animal Care Center of North Jersey is USDA-accredited and can assist you in getting your pet ready for your trip, including assessing whether they’re healthy enough for travel.
Prior to scheduling your pet’s appointment, we highly recommend that you visit the APHIS website to review your country’s requirements. This can be done by visiting the Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) page from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). While the certificate must be prepared by a USDA-accredited veterinarian, the requirements for entry are established by each individual country.
Some of the most typical requirements when traveling is a valid Rabies vaccination, microchip, and internal/external parasite treatment(s). It is extremely important that these appointments be made within 10 days of travel.
If you have any other questions, please contact us.