Traveling with Pets? Health Certificates Come First!

By May 31, 2018 November 2nd, 2021 No Comments

Planning A Trip with your Best Friend? Buying Tickets?

Not So Fast!  When traveling with your pet you start by finding out the requirements of each state or country you plan to visit. Make sure your pet is in compliance with requirements of the countries you are traveling to. This can include examinations, vaccinations and other testing.

Veterinarians must be specially certified to complete pet travel health certificates and our San Francisco Veterinarians at Balboa Pet Hospital are certified to help you get everything in order.  Check out our website where you’ll find direct links to the USDA (APHIS), a video that explains the process, as well as drop down menus to find your destination’s rules.

Check out:  http://balboapethospital.com/pet-health-certificates.html

We have links on that page that give you up to date information on the requirements of different states and countries.  Call us 1-415-752-3300 or email us at CustomerService@balboapet.com for more information and to make an appointment for a complete examination. Frequently, the process involves significant planning and may require multiple visits.  It all depends where you are traveling with your pet. Some are quite complicated.  Hold off on ticket purchases until you’ve got the information you need. Advance planning is a must.  It’s always a good idea to get in touch with your airline too. They will let you know their own requirements.

So….. Where are you going on your next journey?  Wherever it is, Happy trails!

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