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marshc
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Hey guys, my fiancée and I will be moving down in December. I have yet to find a definitive answer as to my questions about our fur baby. My veterinarian said something about having to get a health certificate from the federal veterinarian which is in the state capitol, Oklahoma City. Is this true? I figured I could get a health certificate from any accredited veterinarian.

Thanks in advance,
Colin

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speee1dy
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when we brought our cat down we only needed an updated shot record from the vet within 10 days of our trip down.

so just go to your vet within 10 days of your trip and get a copy of all shot updates. especially rabies. there is no rabies on island.

call your airlines and find out what their requirements are . some breeds cannot fly on certain airlines. and animals cannot fly in hold during high heat

good luck and enjoy

ps-lots of activities in december so you are coming at a great time

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Alana33
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Any veterinarian should be able to provide you with a health certificate for your dog and provide the necessary up to date shots but the health certificate must be issued within 10 days prior to travel.

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watruw8ing4
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A little bit of misinformation here. Although most veterinarians are certified to complete the health certification form, not all are. At my vet in PA, only 3 of the 5 vets in the group were certified, so I had to make my appointments on the days the right vet was present.

I think, however, your vet may have been confused, and thought that the much more detailed Dept of Agriculture requirements for international pet transport had to be met. It's the same form, but needs additional endorsement. I would call your vet and make sure he knows this isn't required for the VI, and ask if he/she is certified to complete the "intra-state" documentation on the form. If not, you can probably call around to other vets and find one closer to home, who can fill out the part of the form you need, as long as you can supply them with the vaccination history from your current vet.

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speee1dy
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all i had was an up to date shot record from my vet

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