The Colorado State Veterinarian’s Office would like to inform practitioners that the templates for small animal health certificates found on the AVMA website or in the small animal health records software are not valid for use in Colorado because the CVI must be a form approved by the state veterinarian.
Under Colorado state statute, the Commissioner of Agriculture is given the authority to promulgate rules concerning the requirements for pet animal health certificates. To move animals across state lines, an official, state-approved “health certificate” is required. These certificates are more properly called certificates of veterinary inspection (CVI). The official Colorado CVI forms are bound in a booklet format and are designed so that the original goes with the owner of the animal, one copy stays with the issuing veterinarian, and two copies are sent to the Colorado State Veterinarian’s Office.
The mailing of the NCR copies to the Colorado State Veterinarian’ Office is an important part of the process, as we forward those copies to the states of destination, and the NCR copies serve as a match to the original document. In this manner, there is documentation and a way to trace the movement of the animal(s).
Official “Small Animal Certificate of Vet Inspections” for interstate movement can be obtained by contacting the Rocky Mountain Regional Animal Health Laboratory (RMRAHL) within the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Animal Industry Division. There are 50 CVI certificates in each booklet at a cost of $10.00 per booklet. To order CVI booklets, please use the contact information found below.
In the book of small animal CVIs, the following information is included:
This “Certificate of Veterinary Inspection” book is issued to veterinarians who are accredited and licensed with the State of Colorado. The accredited veterinarian is responsible for its content and proper use.
1. If this book, or any of its contents, becomes lost or stolen, notify the State Veterinarian at 303.239.4161 immediately.
2. Issue a certificate after each animal to be listed has been inspected. Animals listed must meet state of destination and federal requirements.
3. Each certificate must be complete and clearly legible.
4. Mail the yellow and pink copy to the Colorado State Veterinarian’s Office within one week of issue date:
Colorado Department of Agriculture
Animal Industry Division
305 Interlocken Parkway
Broomfield CO 80021
To reorder certificates, call 303.477.0049, or fax your order to 303.458.7857, or email Kate McRoy at firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions.