Traveling with Pets: We Are Certified to Issue International Health Certificates
Traveling overseas? Moving to another country for military service, retirement, or job relocation? Take your pets with you!
Center City Veterinary Hospital offers a veterinarian certified by the USDA National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP) to issue International Health Certificates.
Travel Documents for Pets
Obtaining an International Health Certificate for your pet can be a lengthy and confusing process. We understand. We are able to perform the inspection, complete the paperwork, and obtain the certificate for you.
Whether you are vacationing abroad, relocating for a job, or military personnel, you must obtain certification to bring your animals with you. APHIS, the Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service, is a Federal agency involved in documenting and approving your pet’s travel. International health certificates are completed by the APHIS accredited veterinarian who certifies animal health status, conducts tests, and records test results for the individual animals being exported.
Time Is of the Essence
If you know you may be leaving the country, contact us immediately. The process of obtaining an International Health Certificate can take months. We will help you to understand the steps you need to take to keep your animal companions with you.
Plan ahead! As soon as you know you may be leaving the country, contact us to begin the certification 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.