Health Certificates are United States government documents that are needed to move animals across state or international borders. Their purpose is for animal identification and monitoring of animal movement for disease prevention.
Interstate - The interstate health
certificate is needed for travel from one state to another state. It
requires an exam by an accredited veterinarian stating the pet is free
of infectious disease and has a current vaccine status. A copy of the
paperwork (Health Certificate) is to be with the pet during interstate
International - An international health
certificate allows animals to move from one country to another country.
The first step requires an inspection by an accredited veterinarian who
will declare the animal is free of disease. The next step requires an
inspection by a USDA government veterinarian before the animal can leave
the United States. GLVC does not employ any USDA veterinarians. Each
importing country will have different requirements so it is wise to
check on these six months prior to export. Export to Canada is an
exception in that only an interstate health certificate is required to
bring a pet into that country.
Address of the destination.
Proof of rabies if done at another clinic.
Be proactive - look up the rules/regulations for the state which you will be traveling to at: http://aphis.usda.gov