The veterinarians at West Hills East Veterinary Clinic are accredited and certified by the APHIS to issue health certificates for traveling abroad with your pet. The APHIS (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service) mandates that any pet traveling abroad meet certain conditions before entering another country. The requirements for entry with an animal typically varies from country to country, so be sure to review the specific rules and guidelines for your destination. For a list of requirements by country, please visit the APHIS website for more information.
If you are planning to travel abroad with your pet, please contact our office as soon as possible to schedule an exam. In general, rabies vaccinations must be given at least 30 days prior to traveling. However, the vaccination needs to be administered no more than 12 months before travel.
Issuing and processing of international health certificates can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, so we recommend allowing extra time to complete the process. To schedule an exam for your pet's health certificate, please call us today at 631-462-0191.