International Health Certificate

International Health Certificate

We offer international health certificates; Certification requirements vary from country to country. Some countries simply require the veterinarian who examines your pet to be licensed in the state of origin, and no USDA endorsement of the veterinarian's examination statement is required. Some countries will accept a standard letterhead health certificate and rabies certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian and endorsed by the USDA. However, other countries may require that your pet be checked by a federally accredited veterinarian and that a United States Interstate and International Certificate for Health Examination for Small Animals (AHPIS Form 7001) be issued by that veterinarian and endorsed by the USDA. (Since August 1994 only a federally accredited veterinarian can sign this form.)

The timeline for obtaining examination statements and certifications can be very tight. Plan well in advance to be sure all paperwork is complete in time for your shipping date. You may send your paperwork by mail or courier along with a rabies certificate, the appropriate fee for service, and a self-addressed stamped envelope or a pre-paid Federal Express envelope (if you are short of time) for return to you. Be sure that the veterinarian's name is legible, and include a contact person with a daytime telephone number. Pets examined by veterinarians in other U.S. areas should have the papers certified by the USDA-APHIS veterinary office in that state. The offices closest to the Washington, D.C., area are:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS)
Veterinary Services
1598 Whitehall Road Suite #A
Annapolis, MD 21401
Tel: (410) 349-9708 or (301) 261-8072
(If driving: Take Rt.50 East. Just before the Bay Bridge, take Exit 31 to small outlet mall called Jamal's Bay 50)


U.S. Department of Agriculture
Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS)
Veterinary Services
Federal Building
400 N. 8th St., 7th floor
Richmond, VA 23240
Tel: (804) 343-2560 Fax: (804) 343-2599

If you wish to deliver the certificate in person, call 24 to 48 hours in advance for an appointment.

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Colerain Animal Clinic
6340 Colerain Ave.
Cincinnati , OH 45239

Business Hours:
Monday-Friday 8 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday 8 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday and Holidays - Open for Emergency!
9AM - 4 PM
Emergency Fee - $37.00!

Ft. Wright Pet Care
3339 Madison Pike
Ft. Wright , KY 41017

Business Hours:
Monday-Friday 8am-8pm
Saturday 8am-4:00pm

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