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Travelling with your pets? That can be a genuinely nerve-wracking experience, especially if your travel plans involve a foreign country. We routinely prepare health certificates for pets going to European Union countries like France or Italy, as well as those travelling closer to home, like Canada or Mexico. The certificates themselves are long and intimidating, but we are happy to help you through the process!

Disclaimer: Certain countries require specialized lab tests that have to be prepared months in advance, and even less-complicated health certificates often benefit from having considerable lead time, so please plan ahead and get in touch with us as soon as you start considering a trip abroad with your furry friend. It will typically take 3-4 weeks to prepare the certificate, so allow at least that amount of time. Please contact Jenna, our veterinary technician in charge of health certificates, at healthcertsvh@gmail.com with "international health certificate" in the subject line, or contact us and ask for Jenna. Please be aware an appointment is required for health certificate issuance. The exception is Mexico and Canada.

For more information, check out the USDA's APHIS Pet Travel website or contact the consulate for the country to which you'll be traveling.

In some instances, you will have to send the health certificate for endorsement to the USDA office. We will supply you with information as needed.

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Smith Veterinary Hospital


600 Alta Vista St. Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

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Monday-Friday: Clinic Hours | 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Urgent Care | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Saturday: Clinic Hours | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Urgent Care | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Sunday: Urgent Care Only | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM