Animal travel and transport

Animal travel and transport
In this article:
  • Learn more about animal transport regulations.
  • Get tips about certificates of veterinary inspection (CVIs).
  • Find animal travel and transport resources to share with clients.

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Animal travel and transport

As a matter of animal and public health, countries, territories, states, and even public modes of transportation have requirements and restrictions on transporting animals. These regulations help protect people, animals, and ecosystems by guarding against the spread diseases, pests, and invasive and injurious animals. As veterinarians, we’re often needed to issue certificates of veterinary inspection (CVIs) before animals are transported—this helps protect the health and safety of the people and animals both during transport and at the destination.