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Preparing to Travel with Your Pet?

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Planning on traveling with your pet? Let the pros at HEAL Veterinary Hospital help you be prepared for anything that may come your way!

Traveling with a domesticated animal, particularly to international destinations, requires quite a bit of legwork and documentation. The process can be downright confusing. To ensure that you are properly prepared and that your travel plans go off without a hitch, trust the experts at HEAL Veterinary Hospital.

We have federally accredited veterinarians, which means they can prepare and sign government documentation to enable your pet to travel abroad with you. Because each country has different requirements, you must be sure to do your research and double-check that you have requested the appropriate signatures from the hospital. You are responsible for scheduling appointments to meet your travel requirements and providing the hospital with the proper information and forms.

There are certain legal requirements that must be met in order for the hospital to process your request for a health certificate, and often the process can be time-consuming. Some countries require a 30-day preparation window, so please be sure to plan accordingly.

Whether you are traveling internationally or domestically, each state and country has its own specifications for travel requirements, and depending on where you are headed, you may need a CVI or an IHC.

It’s vital that you read through the requirements thoroughly. We ask that you research your travel requirements before your appointment with us and request the appropriate documentation in advance. You are responsible for ordering all forms listed in the travel guidelines, all of which should be researched before your veterinary appointment.

You can research your travel requirements by clicking HERE, where you can look up your destination for helpful guidelines.

Please let us know if your airline requires a Health Certificate or Certificate of Veterinary Inspection. We are happy to provide one at the time of your visit. 

Happy travels!


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