Many countries have their own pet health certificates and travel requirements, available at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/pet-travel
The International Health Certificate should be issued by one of our USDA certified veterinarians at Bay Animal and Aquatic Hospital as near to the travel date as possible, but not more than 21 days before travel.
The certificate should indicate the following:
- Name of pet
- Age of pet
- Country of origin
- Name/address/phone number of the owner of pet
- Confirmation that pet is healthy and free of parasites
- Vaccinations given, including type, manufacturer, and batch number
Generally, the rabies shot must be given at least 30 days, but not more than 12 months, before travel, although some countries have different requirements. However, you must enter your destination country before your pet’s most recent rabies vaccination has expired. Along with an international health certificate, there may be additional requirements for traveling abroad. Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the international pet travel requirements specific to your destination prior to appointment (THIS IS NOT OUR RESPONSIBILITY).
Improper or incomplete paperwork for your pet can derail your travel plans, costing you valuable time and money. If you have any questions, our staff at Bay Animal and Aquatic Hospital is happy to help.
We schedule our appointments so that each patient receives the right amount of time to be seen by our physicians and staff. That’s why it is very important that you keep your scheduled appointment with us, and arrive on time.
As a courtesy, and to help patients remember their scheduled appointments [Practice Name] sends text message and email reminders in advance of the appointment time. If your schedule changes and you cannot keep your appointment, please contact us so we may reschedule you, and accommodate those patients who are waiting for an appointment. As a courtesy to our office as well as to those patients who are waiting to schedule with the physician, please give us at least 24 hours notice. If you do not cancel or reschedule your appointment with at least 24 hours notice, we may assess a $93 doctor and $25 technician “no-show” service charge to your account.
I understand the “no-show” policy of Bay Animal and Aquatic Hospital and agree to provide a credit card number, which may be charged $93/$25 respectively for any no-show of a scheduled appointment. I understand that I must cancel or reschedule any appointment at least 24 hours in advance in order to avoid a potential no-show charge to the credit card provided.