USDA Pet Travel Certificates – Domestic & International
Improper or incomplete paperwork for your pet can derail your travel plans, costing you valuable time and money. Beyond Pets Animal Hospital has USDA-certified veterinarians that have successfully helped pet owners prepare for travel domestically and abroad for years. We are experts in preparing the necessary paperwork for pet travel across the globe.
Domestic Travel Certificates
Many states require a licensed, accredited veterinarian’s up-to-date Certificate of Veterinary Inspection when traveling. A veterinarian must examine your pet for a health certificate to be issued. This certificate indicates that your pet is healthy for travel and is not showing signs of disease. This certificate is required by most airlines for your pet to travel within the continental United States. We strongly recommend contacting your airline to understand their specific travel requirements. Often airlines require that your pet be examined by a veterinarian and a health certificate issued within ten days of travel. Check with your airline to ensure that your paperwork is in order. If necessary, we can add a certificate of acclimation to your pet’s travel papers. This certificate is written at the discretion of our veterinarians. It is based upon our vet’s assessment of your pet’s health, allowing them to travel above or below certain temperatures.
International Travel Certificates
As part of our efforts to provide you with the most comprehensive greater-Atlanta pet healthcare services, our veterinarians are USDA certified and can provide international pet health certificates, which are required when traveling with your pet outside of the United States. Many countries have their own pet health certificates and travel requirements, available here. If you travel to a country without an approved health certificate, please download the United States Interstate and International Certificate of Health Examination for Small Animals. The International Health Certificate should be issued by one of our USDA-certified veterinarians at Beyond Pets Animal Hospital as near the travel date as possible, but not more than 21 days before travel.