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Hi, Welcome to Just Answer. I'm Chris, a small animal Vet based in the UK. I am reviewing your question and will get back to you as soon as possible
Thanks for your question. The process for obtaining an animal health certificate is as follows.
I hope that answers your question? Please let me know if you need any further help or advice.
Hello, thanks ! In which regulation does it require the animal to be viewed in person, is that a UK regulation or an EU one. I'm interested as you can do virtual GP appointments but not vet ones yet, so looking into liberalising the rules to enable it.
The animals microchip must be checked before providing the certificate as the number must be noted on the certificate along with details fo the rabies vaccination. This can only be done in person.
Full information can be found here http://apha.defra.gov.uk/External_OV_Instructions/Export_Instructions/Certification_Procedures/Small_Animal_Exports/Animal_Health_Certificates.html
Actually online/phone consultations are currently allowed as a temporary dispensation from the Rcvs due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but they are only suitable for a limited number of situations and at the discretion of the vet at the time.