Domestic/National and International Health Certificates
Our veterinarians are ASDA-APHIS accredited and can certify cats for travel within the US and abroad. Overseas travel preparation can take more than six months, so if you plan to travel or move abroad, please contact us as soon as possible to begin the appropriate preparations for your cat.
Rabies Titer Testing
If your cat will be traveling overseas, island states (Hawaii) and countries (Australia, Japan, England and others) have stringent requirements regarding Rabies vaccination and blood titer tests to prevent Rabies. We can perform the testing and provide documentation needed to certify your cat for travel. Again, if you plan to take your cat overseas, please contact us as soon as possible (minimum of 6 months in advance).
Microchip placement provides a permanent form of identification for your cat. This involves placing a tiny chip under the cat’s skin between its shoulders. The chip identification information is then recorded in a national registry. Unlike a collar or tag that can fall off, the microchip is permanently embedded in your cat. If your cat gets lost, most shelters and veterinary hospitals will check for a microchip to identify your cat and help expedite a safe return to its owner. Microchipping is also required for international travel.
We recommend microchipping your cat during spay/neuter surgery, but this can also be done during a routine office visit. See “Home Again” microchip by Schering-Plough for more information.
Laser therapy helps treat pain and inflammation, and promotes wound healing. Common conditions where laser therapy in cats can be beneficial include: arthritis; skin, nose, and ear infections; wounds; and post-surgery application, including skin sutures and dental extraction procedures. At A Cat Clinic, our doctors can make recommendations when they feel laser treatment would be beneficial for your cat. These treatments can be scheduled as short appointments with one of our technicians.
Dr. De Bernardis is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, which allows us to offer this service for our patients. Acupuncture can be a useful adjunct treatment for many chronic diseases, such as arthritis, kidney disease, or skin problems that just won’t resolve with traditional therapy alone. Our doctors can consult with you on this option for treatment, and once prescribed, can set you up for treatment. Usually done as a series, the treatment usually takes about 15-20 minutes per visit, and is very well tolerated by most cats.