I have been researching this topic as well, and got he following response from the International Veterinary Health email
. I'm coming from NY so that is why it says to contact JFK. There are offices all over the US though.
Please visit the link below to find the regulations
to have your pets
travel abroad. In addition, we recommend that you contact the government
of the country of destination
to find out if there are additional regulations which you must adhere to.
USDA - APHIS - Animal Health - International Regulations
· Regulations are set by the country of destination
; not by the USDA
· Most countries require the health
certificate to be filled out by a USDA Accredited Veterinarian. However, some countries do not have this requirement. If you are unsure about which type of veterinarian should fill out the health certificate for your pet, then please feel free to ask.
For endorsement by the USDA Veterinary Services you may call (518) 218 - 7540 to setup an appointment at the Albany, New York
Area Office. You may also mail the documents to the Albany, New York
Area Office. For more information on mailing please click here.
Contact our office at JFK to setup an appointment at 718-553-3570. Click here for the location and hours of operations.
Please bring these documents to your appointment or include in a mailed package:
If you are traveling with more than one pet then, each pet must have its own documentation
as well as additional payment.
· The health certificate
· Rabies vaccination
· Rabies titer test results (if required)
certificate (if required)
· Other documents that require endorsement
· Check or money
order made payable to the USDA
o $37.00 per certificate (if rabies titer test is NOT required)
o $117.00 for one pet and $6.75 for each additional pet (if the rabies titer test IS required)
· We do not charge a user fee for service animals
. We do require documentation
from an authority declaring the animal as being a service
Thank you and have a nice day
USDA, APHIS, Veterinary Services - Export Department