Traveling With Your Pet


Requests for International Travel Certificates MUST BE MADE 30 days in advance prior to travel. We cannot accommodate any requests made less than 30 days prior to travel due to limited appointment availability.

Ready to travel with your pet? Deerwood Animal Hospital can help you prepare!

We encourage our clients to be properly informed and equipped with the proper documentation, medications, and flight information before traveling with your pet!

This service is available to EXISTING Clients at Deerwood Animal Hospital. New Clients will need to first establish a Relationship with us prior to requesting Travel Certificates.

Domestic Travel Certification

In order to ensure that your pets are healthy enough to travel safely with no communicable or regional diseases found, a domestic Health Certificate is required by many states and airlines. Each airline has a different set of criteria, so you will want to research the specific requirements that will apply to your situation. Deerwood Animal Hospital is able to issue official Health Certificates to our patients following a regular exam.

International Travel Certification

If you’re leaving the country, you will likely need special USDA or EU documents or Rabies titer testing.

Requests for forms for international travel MUST BE MADE 30 days in advance to the travel date. These special forms MUST be Issued within 10 days of travel and stamped at the USDA Office in Albany, NY.

Using the USDA Pet Travel Website

To get started, click here and enter your destination country. If you are traveling within the US, you will enter your destination state lower on the page. Select “View Requirements” and they will provide you with a list of all of the paperwork you must have in place in order to bring your pet into that country or state.

Health Certificates for Interstate Travel within the United States

Health Certificates for Travel outside of the United States

Please contact the state USDA Office prior to your visit to get the most up-to-date information on the requirements for your pet entering into a specific country. Click here for information on what to expect prior to travel. For a list of country requirements, click here.

NOTE: It is important that you do this with plenty of time before your trip, as some countries have requirements that require extensive planning and preparation.