Health Certification for pets and horses traveling to Canada
If your clients are traveling to Canada for vacation, make sure you provide the correct export documents for the pets and horses that will travel with them.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) establishes importation requirements for animals entering Canada. USDA-accredited veterinarians need to be aware that requirements for certification of animals for movement into Canada may change due to specific disease concerns. Always verify current requirements to be sure all documents are complete and provide the required certification.
The USDA Area Office in Tumwater has two staff members available to help with International Health Certificates, Ms. Kristine Kraig and Ms. Lilly Nieves. The Area Office’s contact information is:
USDA APHIS VS Area Office for AK/OR/WA
1550 Irving Street, Suite 100
Tumwater, WA 98512
Main office phone 1-360-753-9430
Hours 7:30 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday
You will find general information about preparation of International Health Certificates for a wide range of animal species and animal products on the USDA Area Office website.