International Health Checks
We provide International Health Certificate exams. Exams must be scheduled no less than 10 days prior to travel.
Before scheduling an appointment you must follow the steps below to ensure smooth and safe travel for you and your pet:
Airlines may have specific paperwork or requirements needed for travel.
The USDA veterinarian for your state or area is a great source for information regarding importation of pets into another country. They’ll be able to help you with your questions and the steps you need to take to bring your pet into another country. You may visit the USDA website.
Make sure your pet’s microchip registration is up-to-date and is international travel friendly. Microchips placed several years ago may not be compatible with the international ISO standards. Call your microchip’s registrar to ensure all contact information is current and that your microchip number is international travel compatible.
Countries may require your paperwork be inspected and signed by the USDA veterinarian of your state or area. They may also require signatures of consulates or other government officials. Be sure to have all appointments scheduled prior to travel. Some USDA offices will allow you to FedEx paperwork overnight to be inspected and signed, make sure you leave adequate time for return of this paperwork to you prior to travel.