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Brooklyn Health Certificates for Pets

When traveling with your pet, especially if you’re flying or going across borders, it’s important to ensure their health is in top shape. At Oceanside Animal Clinic, we proudly provide health certificates for pets in Brooklyn, so you have peace of mind you’re meeting all your travel requirements.

Our veterinary team is committed to providing the services your pet needs to stay healthy during travel, with meticulous attention to detail to ensure you meet the requirements of whatever location you’re traveling. Whether it’s taking a train to another state or flying to another country, we have you covered. Take the first step toward getting your pet’s travel health certificate by scheduling your appointment today!

What Is a Health Certificate for Pets?

A certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI), also known as a pet health certificate, is an official document issued by an accredited veterinarian which certifies that your pet has had their health inspected and meets the requirements of the location they’re traveling to. These requirements help ensure that your pet doesn’t carry any illnesses or parasites that would be harmful to people or animals at your destination.

CVIs typically include proof of vaccinations, such as the rabies vaccine, and confirm that your beloved companion isn’t showing signs of disease. We provide health certificates for pets for both interstate and international travel, whether you’re taking a bus, train, plane, or other method of transportation.

What to Expect During a Health Certificate Appointment

When you visit our practice for a pet health certificate, you can expect us to perform a comprehensive examination of your pet from head to tail. We’ll ask you a variety of questions about their well-being, such as their energy level and eating habits. From there, we’ll make sure your pet is up to date on all their vaccines, including their rabies vaccine.

We can also go over the requirements for the place you’re going to, whether it’s interstate or international, including specific airline requirements. This way, there are no surprises when you begin your travel. Certain destinations also require your pet to be microchipped for travel with an ISO microchip, which is recognized globally.

FAQS About Pet Travel

Traveling with your beloved animal companion can be a stressful experience, and the rules and regulations you have to follow can make it even more confusing. Our team is here to offer our expert guidance, with years of experience providing health certificates to pet parents like you. Some common questions we receive include:

When do I need a pet health certificate?

You will typically need a pet health certificate with traveling with your pet across state lines or internationally. Airlines, trains, and other modes of mass transportation may also require a CVI before allowing your pet to travel with them.

How long is a health certificate good for a pet to fly?

Typically, airlines require pet health certificates that are no older than ten days, even if the receiving country accepts an older one. However, some countries require a health certificate to be issued closer to the travel dates. Check directly with your airline and the governing body of the place you’re going to.

What are the rules for traveling with pets?

When traveling internationally, rules vary per country. Some common rules include your pet being microchipped and vaccinated against rabies. Your pet may also need to be quarantined for a certain amount of days upon arrival. Our veterinarians can help you tease apart the requirements to ensure your pet meets them before you go on your trip.

Can I use the same health certificate for multiple trips?

No. Typically, pet health certificates are issued for a specific journey and have a limited validity time. If you plan to travel multiple times, you will need to obtain a new health certificate for each trip.

Cat and Dog Health Certificates for Travel in Brooklyn

Obtaining a health certificate for your pet is an important part of responsible pet ownership when traveling with your beloved companion. At Oceanside Animal Clinic, we want to help ensure your pet’s health and safety, as well as the safety of others around you on your journey. By obtaining a pet health certificate and adhering to the requirements of your destination or modes of travel, you can enjoy a smooth and stress-free trip with your furry friend.

Our team is happy to answer any questions and address concerns so you feel confident that your pet’s health is in good condition while you travel. Learn more about getting a pet health certificate in Brooklyn by scheduling an appointment with us today!