Heart of Chelsea Veterinary Group is happy to provide Health Certificates and Certificates of Vaccination for service animals and emotional support animals in and around New York’s Lower East Side. These animals are an integral part of many people’s lives, providing unconditional companionship and support and making life better for those most in need.
Emotional Support Animals
An emotional support animal is not considered a service animal by the ADA. Emotional support animals can be trained to assist a specific owner, but they are not trained for specific tasks or duties to assist a person with a disability. That is the main difference between service animals and emotional support animals.
However, this difference does not minimize the role emotional support animals play in helping people with psychological disorders. They can ease anxiety, depression, loneliness, and some phobias. To be considered an emotional support animal, they must be prescribed by a mental health professional for a patient with a diagnosed psychological or emotional disorder such as anxiety, major depression, and/or panic attacks.
Learn more about emotional support animals here.