Guidance

Find a professional to certify export health certificates

A list of organisations in England, Scotland and Wales that inspect and certify animals and animal products for export. The list does not include every certifier.

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If you want to export animals and animal products from the UK, you need to make arrangements for someone to sign an export health certificate for your type of consignment.

This will be an official vet or sometimes a local authority food competent certifying officer. They will check your consignment meets the health requirements of the destination country.

There’s no fee for the certificate but you’ll usually be charged for the certifier’s time.

You can use this list to help you find a veterinary business or local authority that has certifiers permitted to certify your consignment. You must check with them that they’re registered to use EHC Online as they will not be able to issue the majority of certificates until they have done so.

The list does not include every certifier in England, Scotland and Wales. And not every certifier will be able to certify every consignment. If you cannot find what you need contact CertificationCapacity@apha.gov.uk.

If you’re a pet owner taking your pet abroad, speak to your vet. This list does not cover vets who issue pet travel documents.

If your organisation offers export certification, and you want to be added to the list, email CertificationCapacity@apha.gov.uk.

If you’re in Northern Ireland contact DAERA.

Published 8 February 2019
Last updated 13 January 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated the list for England.

  2. Added the sentence: 'If you’re a pet owner taking your pet abroad, speak to your vet. This list does not cover vets who issue pet travel documents'.

  3. Updated the England, Scotland and Wales lists.

  4. Updated the list for England.

  5. Updated the list for England, Scotland and Wales.

  6. Changed the support contact email address.

  7. Updated the list for Wales.

  8. Updated the list for England, Scotland and Wales.

  9. Updated the list for England, Scotland and Wales.

  10. Updated the list for England.

  11. Updated the list for England and Wales.

  12. Updated the list for England.

  13. Updated the list for England.

  14. Updated the list for England.

  15. Updated the lists for England, Scotland and Wales

  16. Updated the lists for England, Scotland and Wales

  17. Added and updated entries to the England list.

  18. Added entries to the England list.

  19. Updated the lists for England and Wales

  20. Added Wigan Council to the England list.

  21. Added entries to the England list.

  22. Updated the list for England and Scotland

  23. Added East Dunbartonshire Council entry in the Scotland EHC list

  24. Charnwood Borough Council entry changed to Leicestershire only.

  25. Added new suppliers to England, Scotland and Wales.

  26. Added 30 vet and 7 local authority certifiers in England, Scotland and Wales.

  27. Added contact details for local authority inspectors

  28. First published.