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Vet Sentry a division of River City Data (RCD):

Issuing Interstate Animal Movement Documents

Certificates of veterinarian inspection (CVI) are required for the travel and transport of pets from state to state (and sometimes within a state). The CVI, which is health certificate for the pet, verifies that the pet has been checked by a qualified veterinarian and did not have obvious signs of illness. It also verifies that the pet has received necessary vaccinations, tests, and treatments required by the destination state. At Vet Sentry, we offer a software solution for the fast production of electronic veterinary certificates.

Certificates of Veterinary Inspection

When an animal is sent on interstate travel, the animal must be accompanied by a CVI, which must include the following information:

  • Owner name and address at the time of animal transport
  • Consignor and location from which the animals have been transported
  • Consignee and animal destination
  • Reason for the animal transport
  • Official individual ID of each animal tested
  • Ages of the animals
  • Number of animals the certificate covers
  • Results and dates of the tests
  • Each animal’s official calfhood vaccination status (OCV tattoo)
  • Permit number issues by the destination state, if required

Other Documents for Interstate Animal Movement

In lieu of providing each animal identification on a CVI, another document may be used to supply this information, but exclusively under the direction given in 9 CFR 78.3, or 79.5 in the case of sheep or goats. Dates and results of tests must be recorded on the CVI.

In addition:

  • A readable copy of the document must be stapled to original CVI and all CVI copies. They should also be scanned and emailed to the state with the CVI.
  • The document must be an APHIS form or State form that requires the identification of individual animals.
  • Each copy of the document must list each animal to be transported with the CVI. However, info referencing other animals and unused space for recording animal IDs on the document must be crossed out using an ink pen.

On the original CVI and on each copy of the document, the following information must be written using ink in the animal identification column, and it must be boxed or circled in ink to prevent the addition of information:

  • Document name
  • Document serial number
  • If the document has no serial number, the name of the document preparer and date it was signed.

Interstate Animal Movement Requirements

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Get Certificates of Veterinary Inspection

At Vet Sentry, we offer an efficient way through our software solution for veterinarians to produce electronic veterinary inspection certificates for their clients. To learn more, call us today at 320.216.7617 or email info@Vet-Sentry.com.

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