International Health Certificate

International Health Certificate

International Health Certificate Policy for

Animal Health Care Associates:



  • International Health Certificates may only be issued by a USDA Accredited Veterinarian.
    • Dr. Steven Atwood is the only USDA veterinarian on Martha’s Vineyard.

  • Appointments for International Health Certificates (without a Pet Passport) must be made through Pawsitive Pet Health Certificates (PPHC)

  • If you have a valid Pet Passport and know exactly what your pet needs for travel, please contact our office directly at (508) 693-6515 to schedule an exam for international travel with a Pet Passport.

A message from PPHC...


PPHC specializes in helping vets and pet owners navigate the complicated health requirements to prepare pets for travel anywhere in the world. We work closely with your vet and the USDA to ensure a smooth health certificate preparation & endorsement experience.

We offer full support and services from going through pets’ individual medical records, to tracking the endorsed health certificate from the USDA to the pet owner in time for their pets’ travel, and everything in between!

PPHC is here to wish you and your pet happy tails on your new adventure! Complete our New Client Questionnaire to get started!

    Scheduling & Associated Fees:

    ***To schedule an appointment, you must first fill out the New Client Questionnaire with Pawsitive Pet Health Certificates. They will contact you within 24 hours***


    International Passport Examinations:  $200.00 (this price does not include any additional vaccines, treatments, or tests required)

    • If you have a Pet Passport and are sure that it is still valid, you may contact our office directly for an International Passport Exam

    *Please NOTE that AHC does NOT have the ability to issue Pet Passports*

    International Health Ceritifcate Examinations: $400.00 (this price does not include any additional vaccines, treatments, or tests required)

    ***Please NOTE that these fees are SEPARATE from Pawsitive Pet Health Ceritifcates and their fee is NOT included in this price***


      Please understand that International Health Certificates are an intensive process for all involved and can take months of preparation prior to travel.

      More information can be found on the USDA APHIS Pet Travel website


      We wish you and your pets safe and happy travels!

      Animal Health Care Associates, LTD
      20 Airport Rd.
      West Tisbury, MA 02575

      For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at:

      Fax: 508-696-6469
      Email Us:

      Our Mailing Address:
      P. O. Box 681
      West Tisbury, MA, 02575

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      Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm

      Tuesday 8:00am - 5:00pm

      Wednesday 8:00am - 5:00pm

      Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm

      Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

      Saturday & Sunday (boarding only) 8:00-9:00am & 3:30-4:30pm