Travel & Health Certificates

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Depending on your destination and your mode of travel there can be a number of factors to take into consideration. If you are flying with pets, many airlines require each pet have a health certificate from the patient's veterinarian listing their identification and vaccination information. Also, if traveling to certain states or other countries, they may also have specific requirements that need to be met before your pet is allowed to travel there.  

Scheduling Your Appointment

When scheduling your appointment for travel it is very important that you schedule accordingly based on your destination's requirements as well as bring all necessary information. The required information will vary depending on your type of travel.


We will highlight some important travel tips but please utilize the links to the USDA site for specific requirements. 

Traveling Within The US

Health Certificates for travel within the US need to be completed within 10 days of your travel date. Please contact your airline to learn their specific travel requirements. 

You will need to bring the following to your appointment:

  • Previous vaccination records (if we do not have them already)
  • The address of your destination

Check USDA Requirements here!

Traveling To Mexico

Health Certificates for travel to Mexico need to be completed within 30 days of your travel date. As an additional requirement, your pet must have proof that it has been treated for internal and external parasites. This can be confirmed via previous medical records or administering such treatment while in the office. 

You will need to bring the following to your appointment:

  • All previous medical records (if we do not have them already)
  • The address of your destination

Traveling Internationally or to Hawaii

Because these requirements vary so vastly depending on the country, we will always require a consultation appointment to be scheduled prior to the actual travel appointment(s). This will allow you and our doctors to develop a plan that will ensure you and your pet make it safely and smoothly to your destination. 

Check usda requirements here!