If you’re planning to travel internationally with your pet, there are a number of things to keep in mind as you prepare for the trip, including the need for a health certificate. A health certificate proves that your pet is in good health and free of disease, parasites, and any other potentially contagious condition. Keep in mind that most countries require a valid animal health certificate that is specific to their country for admittance. They also reserve the right to quarantine or refuse entry to any animal that does not have a valid health certificate. Our jet-setting clients and pets come to Los Feliz Small Animal Hospital primarily from Los Angeles and Glendale neighborhoods. With a clean bill of health and proper documentation, we can issue an international health certificate to allow your pet to travel outside of the United States.
What Does the Health Certificate Include?
Every health certificate that we issue includes the pet’s name, breed, color, age, and the contact information of the owner. After performing a comprehensive wellness exam, the health certificate will indicate that the pet is healthy with proof of recent vaccinations. Be sure to check the specific vaccination requirements for the country that you will be visiting, as there may be some variations. Also, keep in mind that some countries require recent blood tests and parasite treatment administered by veterinary professionals as well. If your pet is not found to be healthy, we can discuss our treatment options and recommendations.
We recommend that you arrange for the health certificate appointment based on what the Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service directs you to do on their website: www.aphis.usda.gov. If you have any questions after visiting their website you can call their office in El Segundo 310-955-3311 or Sacramento: 916-854-3960 Be sure to also check your airline’s policy regarding pets, with regard to carriers. We’ll be glad to give you more information about international health certificates over the phone or during your pet’s next visit.
How To Reach Us
We’ve been serving pets in the Atwater Village neighborhood since 1922.
We look forward to taking excellent care of your pet.
Mon: 7:30am to 6pm
Tues: 7:30am to 6pm
Wed: 7:30am to 6pm
Thurs: 7:30am to 6pm
Fri: 7:30am to 6pm
Sat: 8am to 3pm
Doctor’s hours start at 8:00am.
Send Us A Message
Have questions? We’re here to help! Drop us a line and a member of our staff will get back to you as quickly as possible. If this is an urgent situation or you’d like to schedule an appointment over the phone, please call us at 323-664-3309.