Before the Appointment
Please refer to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website as a starting point for information and documentation. If you need assistance, there are companies dedicated to providing information and guidance for pet travel from start to finish.
Consultation with a CFIA Pet Travel Official or Pet Travel Agency is MANDATORY prior to booking an appointment with our clinic. The only exception would be countries where no special documentation is required.
You MUST have two (2) copies of the required paperwork printed and ready to be filled out by the veterinarian.
We recommend a personal checklist be made prior to the appointment including requirements such as SPECIFIC vaccines, SPECIFIC deworming medication, microchip requirements etc.
Our Policies and Info
- Please check if your appointment with us is within the specified timeframe before travel. Some countries will require an exam a certain number of days before travel.
- At the time of your visit, if there is any reason the appointment cannot be completed (such as missing paperwork or misunderstanding of travel requirements, etc.), your appointment will need to be rescheduled. The same travel documentation appointment fee will apply at the rescheduled appointment. There is no guarantee that we will have an availability to complete a second appointment before you travel so it is VERY IMPORTANT to ensure you have all the necessary paperwork at the time of your appointment.
- Due to the high variability/complexity with each country’s rules and regulations for travel, we are unable to answer any questions regarding the specific requirements over the phone or at the clinic. It is the owner’s responsibility to research all requirements and to come to the appointment prepared.
- We examine your pet’s health, prescribe any medications necessary, microchip if needed and fill out the required documentation that is provided by you.
- Please be aware if Rabies antibody titers are required it can take at least 6-8 weeks for results.