VCA Foothill Veterinary Hospital

Health Certificates

All of our veterinarians are accredited by the USDA to issue Health Certificates
Most airlines require that the Health Certificate be issued within 10 days of travel
Your pet’s current Rabies Certificate should accompany the Health Certificate

A Health Certificate is a document that is issued by the veterinarian certifying that 1) the veterinarian has examined the traveling dog or cat, 2) considers the pet to be in good health and free of infectious or contagious diseases, and 3) the pet has a current rabies vaccination and is not from a rabies quarantined area. The Health Certificate must be prepared by a USDA accredited veterinarian (all of our veterinarians have obtained this accreditation).

If your dog or cat is traveling to Hawaii, or internationally, there may be more requirements for travel in addition to the Health Certificate and Rabies Certificate (microchip, blood tests, special forms, USDA endorsement, etc). For more details, please feel free to contact our office manager, the country’s consulate office, or the following:

USDA Animal Health Branch (for travel within the U.S.) - (916) 654-1447

USDA, APHIS, VS (for international travel, including Canada and Mexico):
http://www.aphis.usda.gov/regulations/vs/iregs/animals/
Hawthorne, California Office - (310) 725-1970
Sacramento, California Office - (916) 854-3900

Hawaii Quarantine Station - (808) 483-7151
Email: rabiesfree@hawaii.gov
 

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Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

We see emergency cases during normal business hours. If it is after normal hours, please contact the following hospitals:

TLC Pet Medical Center
1412 Huntington Dr., South Pasadena
(626) 441-8555

Emergency Pet Clinic of San Gabriel Valley
254 Santa Anita Ave., El Monte
(626) 579-4550

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