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DeafSheltieMom

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Utah Veterinary Health Certificate
« on: September 21, 2016, 08:29:01 AM »
I was just making last minute bath appointments and check-ups, and learned that Utah requires dogs to have an official Certificate of Veterinary Inspection.  I was not sure if it was for dogs being imported into the state for sale, or for all dogs traveling through the state.  Any thoughts???  I vaguely recall this coming up from 4 years ago, but haven't seen anything for this year.

Thanks.  I do have my dogs getting the certificates today anyways, but would be nice to know if this policy is for traveling pets. 
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MoabDiane

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Re: Utah Veterinary Health Certificate
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2016, 09:16:43 AM »
I go in and out of Utah all the time with my dogs, and have never had occasion to need any kind of certificate.
No idea about selling or buying one though!

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Re: Utah Veterinary Health Certificate
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2016, 09:20:45 AM »
Thanks, Diane!  I figured you'd be the one to know  ;)

I'm getting them jic.  I do travel for trials out of state, so it is good to have done, regardless.

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Re: Utah Veterinary Health Certificate
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2016, 11:10:43 AM »
According to the AVMA, dogs travelling to Utah do need a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection.  No exceptions listed:
https://www.avma.org/Advocacy/StateAndLocal/Documents/CVI%20Chart.pdf

Check with your vet before travelling...


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Re: Utah Veterinary Health Certificate
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2016, 11:32:09 AM »
Not arguing the rule - but who would check?

I have gone in and out of Utah literally hundreds of times with dogs, never had a certificate and have never been asked for one.
Yes, my dogs have rabies vax and I carry the certificates - but again, have never been asked for them.

Follow the rules if you must....or just won't worry about this one.

Diane
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Re: Utah Veterinary Health Certificate
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2016, 03:05:29 PM »
Hmmm. To me, it looks like the key word on this document is "Importation," which I would interpret as bringing an animal into the state to live there permanently, as opposed to travelling with one's own companion animal. 

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Re: Utah Veterinary Health Certificate
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2016, 03:28:50 PM »
I go to Utah from Nevada frequently ,always with my dog. Have never heard of this and never been asked for it.

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Re: Utah Veterinary Health Certificate
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2016, 04:09:40 PM »
I have gone in and out for years and nothing.....no need to worry :)
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