Many states require an up-to-date Certificate of Veterinary Inspection from a licensed, accredited veterinarian when traveling. Your pet must be examined by a veterinarian in order for a health certificate to be issued. This certificate indicates that your pet is healthy for travel and that he or she is not showing signs of disease. This certificate is required by most airlines in order for your pet to travel within the continental United States. We strongly recommend contacting your individual airline to understand their specific travel requirements. Oftentimes airlines require that your pet be examined by a veterinarian and a health certificate issued anywhere within 3- 10 days of travel. Check with your airline to ensure that your paperwork will be in order (THIS IS NOT OUR RESPONSIBILITY). Additionally, Health Certificate endorsement can take up to three days to be reviewed/approved.
Many countries have different vaccine, travel, and timeline requirements. However, you must enter your destination country before your pet’s most recent rabies vaccination has expired. Along with an international health certificate, there may be additional requirements for traveling abroad. Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the international pet travel requirements specific to your destination prior to appointment. Please visit the USDA APHIS website for current requirements (https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/pet-travel). When considering travelling with your pet to international areas, you may also want to consider researching companies that specialize in certifying pet travel and transportation. Improper or incomplete paperwork for your pet can derail your travel plans, costing you valuable time and money. Although we will do our best to fulfill what is needed by the USDA APHIS Health Certificate system, under no circumstance shall we have any liability to you for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the health certificate not being approved on or before your day of travel.