Module 9: Interstate and International Health Certificates for Category 1 Animals (1921)
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Saturday |  4:00 PM -  4:50 PM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||217B



Byron Schick DVM
USDA APHIS Veterinary Services

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 1


This module highlights the importance of health certificates for traveling pets, discusses the potential for disease spread associated with travel, and emphasizes these points through a canine influenza scenario. The planning steps and regulation resources for properly completing a companion animal health certificate are presented through a variety of interactive animations and a scenario. Since errors can lead to travel delays or entry refusals, mistakes commonly made when completing health certificates are highlighted to help minimize these problems in real-life situations.

Learning Objectives

1. List the various agencies and steps involved in the certification process for Category I animals

2. Find current import/export information for Category I animals traveling interstate or internationally

3. Apply proper completion principles when completing health certificates for Category I animals and avoid making common errors