The team at Mainstay Veterinary Practice
includes USDA Certified Veterinarians.
What does that mean?
If you’re taking a trip out of the country or off of mainland U.S., and want to take your pet with you, you must get a travel certificate for your pet. This requires a health exam by a USDA Certified veterinarian, and that you go through the steps to meet all of the travel requirements. Learn more here or contact us today for help!
- The first visit should be made as soon as you know the destination(s) and the requirements of the country/countries of destination.
- Some countries have requirements that take 3 to 6 months of preparation.
- APHIS USDA Pet Travel website (https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/pet-travel)
· Go to Take your pet FROM the United States TO a foreign country
· Select the appropriate country from the drop-down list
· Click view requirements
· Review the requirements listed for your pet species
· Click on the Contact your local APHIS-VS Service office drop down list and select Virginia to see the fees and endorsement locations.
- Go to the consulate of the country of destination to find the requirements
Client’s Responsibility for First Visit
- Mainstay International Health Certificate Form
- Mainstay International Health Certificate Agreement
- Country of destination specific requirements printed
- Country of destination required additional forms (if needed)
- Current rabies certificate
- Proof of vaccinations
- Locate your local USDA endorsement office and determine appropriate fees required for completion of your health certificate
- Determine any additional airline requirements and/or forms to be completed
Domestic Health Certificates
(Information coming soon)