Traveling with Pets: We Are Certified to Issue International Health Certificates

Center City Veterinary Hospital can help you travel abroad. Michael Cohen, VMD is a USDA Accredited veterinarian by the USDA National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP) and will help you and your pet meet the requirements mandated by the country of destination.

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When traveling with your pet, there may be requirements specific for that destination. As soon as you know your travel details, contact us so we can assist with the pet travel process. Factors to consider may include meeting time frames for examinations, microchips, updating vaccinations, diagnostic testing, or administration of medications/treatments.

No matter where you're going, we strongly recommend contacting the embassy or consulate of the destination country to confirm pet travel regulations. We also advise contacting your airline to be informed of their policies and requirements.

Give yourself plenty of time to do your homework before your trip. For more information, visit Please be advised that preparation for travel to some destinations can take months.

We know how much your pets mean to you. That is why we are committed to providing you the most accurate and up-to-date information on traveling with a pet. Your questions are welcome!

Plan ahead! As soon as you know you may be leaving the country, contact us to begin the process.

Education & Support Online

Watch this APHIS Pet Travel video

Read and print pet travel information from the USDA/APHIS.

Taking pets to another country requires contacting that country’s consulate or embassy for requirements. A listing of consulates can be found at the U.S. Department of State.

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“After struggling to get appointments at my old vet I was thrilled to find that Center City Vet is not only flexible, but friendly, affordable and knowledgable. I have felt nothing but appreciated and welcomed at this practice. My cats even seemed to have the best appointments of their lives (in terms of calmness) due to the gentle but thorough. I think the greenies treats helped too! Highly recommend this practice!”

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“I have been bringing my dog to Center City Vet Hospital since they first opened. All of the staff is extremely professional and caring. I am glad to see that their business continues to grow without any effect on the quality of their service. I highly recommend taking your pet here.”

“The staff at CCVH are incredible. They go out of their way to ensure our pup is getting the best care possible. Our rescue dog has extreme separation anxiety, and he has always been available to help answer our questions, no matter what the concern. The facility is beyond bright and clean, and is by far the best vet hospital in the city.”

“The staff is so nice and the hospital is very efficient and clean.  It’s never too crowded and we’re in and out for a physical/vaccine update in about 30-40 min.  I lived around the corner when I first adopted my dog, so I went to CCVH out of convenience, but after moving across town and loving the service, I continued going.”

“The nurses are kind and caring. My dogs even like to go visit regularly. What dog do you know likes to go to the vet just to visit and say hi ??!   They have always fit my animals in, even when they are booked. Their prices are extremely reasonable, unlike other neighborhood veterinarians. ”

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