When it comes to traveling out of the US with pets, veterinarians are challenged with helping their clients understand the various requirements for the destination country. Each country has its own unique rules and regulations around animals, and it’s time consuming to research what those include.
“There are unique risks with international pet movement that present challenges for veterinarians,” says Dr. Brenda Flaming, practicing veterinarian in Ames, Iowa. “The last thing we want is for our clients to get stuck in customs with their pets, but that is a concern.”
Even though travel is at a minimum right now due to the impact of COVID-19, when animal movement eventually resumes and clients are taking those long awaited trips, we want veterinarians to feel secure in providing international health certificates.
That’s why we’re launching international pet movement compliance in the GVL platform now.
“Our customers have often expressed how confusing, stressful and time consuming international health certificates are,” explained Stacey Noe, product manager at GVL. “So we set out to provide the industry with a simple solution for compliant international pet movement that saves time and removes uncertainty from the process.”
With the GVL platform, users can easily create and share valid documents for international pet travel (canine/feline) from the US. Built-in country requirements help ensure compliance and reduce errors, and our expert support team provides help every day from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (CST).
GVL International Pet Movement
- Don’t waste time researching requirements
- Get the support you need, when you need it
- Decrease errors and re-work by over 50%
- Reduce paper use with cloud-based software
- Ensure clients have the documents they need
“Time spent on researching country-specific requirements alone can be daunting, as well as confusing,” Dr. Flaming added. “As veterinarians, we want to ensure that we’re doing our part to provide clients with everything they need for compliant and successful international travel.”
The help and support you need
We’ve done the hardest work for you by:
- understanding international travel documents
- researching each country’s requirements
- ensuring our documents are valid and accurate
- gathering the resources you need
Our support for countries includes:
- US travel documents
- rabies vaccination certificates
- international health certificates
- APHIS forms and other required materials
Explore international pet movement in the GVL help center for training materials, FAQs and helpful resources, such as:
Can I complete multiple pets on one International Compliance Documents Package?
Do I have to use an ISO compliant (11784 or 11785) microchip?
Can I start an International Certificate Package, save it and come back and edit it later?