To receive a travel certificate, the pet must meet the following criteria:
If your pet does not meet the travel standards on the day of the appointment, our veterinarian will be morally and legally obligated to decline authorization of the travel certificate. If you're able to postpone travel, we will be happy to work with you to ensure completion of all requirements so that you and your pet have a successful trip.
Please fill out our International Health Certificate Worksheet BEFORE your appointment. Our veterinarian needs the information in this document to complete your international health certificate.
We recommend researching both the USDA guidelines, and any guidelines pertaining to your destination if traveling internationally as soon as you learn you'll be traveling.
We also ask that each owner carefully considers the pros and cons of bringing their pet with them on a trip. Traveling can be very stressful for pets, and unless they are small, they will most likely have to travel in steerage without the climate-controlled luxuries we associate with human air travel.
When booking a flight, try to reduce pet stress by choosing a direct flight, and avoid flying when temperatures may be extreme.