Traveling with pets to other states and countries has always been a desire for many people. Whether they go to a neighboring state or travel halfway around the world, there are government regulations that control the transportation of animals. We rely on APHIS, a branch of the USDA, to compile these regulations and assist us in helping our clients follow the proper steps to get their companions to where they want to go.
Our USDA accredited veterinarians are here to assist our clients with pet travel. The process begins with accessing the APHIS Pet Travel website: www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/pet-travel
Clients and veterinarians can scroll down the page and enter the pet’s destination. Using the travel website will lead them to the appropriate page where they can see the requirements necessary to travel.
The most valuable information we must convey to the clients is that the process takes time. Planning to travel with pets may take several months, and they should not expect to have everything done in a single visit.
Global Pet Link is a company that, for a fee, provides a service that streamlines the process for veterinarians and clients to complete the requirements in an orderly fashion. This company is not required to complete the process, and an accredited veterinarian can accomplish this task by following the APHIS guidelines and templates on the website.