Tip of the Week: Crossing State Borders? Get Your Papers In Order
Thinking about becoming involved in a program in which your agency transfers animals out of state? We’ve got two important words to keep in mind… Health Certificate! Here’s some quick info on how to ensure you and the animals have got what you need to meet state regulations.
What do your animals need?
Before you transport any animal out of state, you’ll need to check the state regulations regarding health certificates. Every state is a little different and if you are crossing more than one state line, you’ll want to check them all before you leave. You can find the state requirements on the USDA’s website.
What does your vet need?
What if your veterinarian isn’t accredited to complete health certificates? The solution’s a snap—it’s easier than you think to become accredited, thanks to the online National Veterinary Accreditation Program. Even cooler: the application and all necessary training needed to become accredited are free! Be sure to pass this link to the USDA’s “Frequently Asked Questions” on this program to your veterinarian.
With just a little bit of work, you and your veterinarian will be ready to complete health certificates—and save more lives through animal relocation and transport!
Transported by the idea that there’s a free National Veterinary Accreditation Program? Let us know if you’ve used it at your agency.
See ya next Monday for more tips we’ve gleaned and seen that may make your life a little easier, make a routine process go a little faster or deliver some extra comfort for the animals in your care.