International Health Certificates:
Please note – there are no more walk-in appointments at the Los Angeles Port Office after February 5th, 2018.
Effective February 5th, 2018, the USDA APHIS Veterinary Services, Los Angeles Port Office (222 Kansas St, El Segundo, CA 90245) will be implementing an ONLY appointment system for the endorsement of international health certificates for pets. This is a significant change from their previous walk-in only service. The goal of the change is to eliminate long waiting times and provide last minute travelers with the security of having a set time to get their certificates processed.
There are now two options:
Beverly Robertson Veterinary Clinic can overnight certificates to the Veterinary Services Endorsement Office in Sacramento. Certificates will be processed and returned within 48-72 hours. All overnight shipping costs will be reflected to the client.
Last minute travelers can make an appointment at the Los Angeles Port Office (El Segundo) -however clients are responsible for scheduling the appointment and fitting it within their flight’s time-frame.
Please make sure you follow the rules and regulations for your travel destination on APHIS Pet Travel Website: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/pettravel. This is the only official website to guide you correctly.
For most countries your pet is required to be microchipped and vaccinated for Rabies. The microchip needs to be implanted before Rabies vaccine administration.
Island states and nations require a more extensive immunization process and a very detailed health certificate which will be reflected in the cost.
Please note all health certificates and related treatment (such as mandatory internal and external parasite treatments) needs to be done by USDA certified veterinarian. Forms are filled by clients are not accepted.
Domestic Health Certificate:
Traveling interstate with your pet requires a health certificate within 10 days of travel for most states. Service animals are not exempt and unfortunately airlines could be providing you misleading information (most airlines do not require health certificate but please note, health certificates are required and randomly inspected by destination state’s health/agriculture personnel not by airline staff) . Please check with your destination state for specific travel requirements. Please refer to the new APHIS Pet Travel website: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/pettravel