There are many things to get ready when you are planning a trip, and that list becomes even longer when your pet is traveling with you! At Vet Sentry, we can help ensure you are able to obtain the veterinarian health certificate (eCVI) you need in plenty of time for your upcoming trip.
Preparation for Traveling with Your Pet
A veterinary health certificate confirms that your pet fulfills all of the health requirements of your destination locale. In preparation for your trip, you will need to have your pet vaccinated and find out all of the necessary tests your pet needs to travel with you legally. A vet certificate verifying your pet’s health must be completed within the timeframe stipulated by a particular state or county’s requirements, according to the USDA-APHIS office.
When you are choosing a date for your pet’s veterinarian health certificate exam, it is important to keep in mind that most of these certificates remain valid for up to 30 days, with some being valid for longer. In some cases, your animal must travel within 10 days from the day of inspection. Also, appointments for these exams often get booked days or weeks in advance.
Before Your Veterinarian Health Certificate Exam
In addition to meeting specific health criteria, some animals transported may require certain treatments, tests, vaccinations, or other procedures in order to qualify for a vet certificate of health. Destination areas may make these requirements easy, moderately difficult, or complex.
When you are preparing to obtain a veterinarian health certificate for your pet, be sure to do the following:
- Find out and review all of the requirements for pet travel
- Inform the airlines of your pet travel
- Make an appointment for your pet exam
- Learn what you need to bring to the pet exam
During Your Veterinary Exam Appointment
During an appointment for your pet, the veterinarian will perform a thorough exam to verify your pet’s health meets the requirements for travel and when it is, will complete a veterinarian health certificate.
Through Vet Sentry, it is now possible to quickly and easily produce a vet certificate of health. When your veterinarian electronically submits the form, it is automatically routed to the origination and destination state veterinarian’s offices. You can also have your vet email or print you a copy to carry with you.