Please read this important update from the CDC:
The CDC has issued new restrictions for dogs entering the United States from high-risk rabies countries. Unless you are travelling for an approved reason (work or school relocation) or you have a service dog (not an emotional support animal). You will not be able to travel with your dog to high-risk rabies countries. More information can be found HERE.
Important Information – Please read before proceeding!
All travel related forms require an exam. If you do not have all your necessary forms at your scheduled appointment, you will be required to return for another exam with the forms for an additional charge.
Please Contact Us with any questions about this.
Travelling or moving to a new location? Union Veterinary Clinic has you covered! Our staff are experts in domestic and international travel for your pet. We are happy to explain the logistics and walk you through the process making sure nothing is missed in this, often times, complicated and stressful event. If you need need help physically moving your pet we work in conjunction with Capital Pet Movers who are also experts in the logistics of domestic and international travel. Grab your pet’s passport and swimsuit and start packing!
International Health Certificates
If you are traveling with your pet internationally, you will need to research the necessary requirements. Every country has different requirements and they can change with little or no notice. It can take several months and multiple visits to a veterinarian to complete this process. For this reason, we ask you to schedule a pre-travel appointment once you know where (and approximately when) you will be traveling, so we can review your pet’s records, the country’s requirements and begin preparing the health certificate to make sure you will be ready for trip! Please note that international health certificates can take much longer than a regular vet visit, so please inform the receptionist the purpose of your visit when scheduling so we can ensure we give your pet the adequate amount of time and attention required. When scheduling your appointment, please indicate where you will be traveling to, and any stops along the way where you will be leaving the airport. When you arrive at your appointment, please have the address of your final location, and any previous medical records for your pets.
For questions regarding International Health Certificates go to www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/ncie/iregs/animals/. It may also be helpful to contact the embassy for the country you will be traveling to.
Some countries require endorsement of the international health certificate once it has been issued by your vet. For questions about endorsement of international health certificates please contact the Albany office at: