bgyorgy wrote:Debi, Another 2 questions, please. From your experience:
1. Do these certificates cost anything (beyond, say, a charge for a vet office visit)?
2. Does a certificate obtained from a vet in the animal's orginating state be used in the arrival state?
Beth, in my experience every vet charges a fee for the health certificate. On average, most health certificates are in the 20.00 range depending upon the vet. Most health certificates are good for 30 days from the date of issue. I would venture to guess that proof of rabies is needed in most states in order to obtain a health certificate. But again, each state requirement can be different. Animals under 4-6 months of age may be exempt from a rabies requirement but again, this may vary.
The state of origin (sending) health certificate is normally accepted in other states. Having said that, there may be a few states who have additional requirements. Your receiving rescues should have the answers for you if you cannot find the exact information in the government link.
Remember, I am only speaking from my experience, this is my no means to be taken as gospel