The WellPet Center Veterinary Hospital

Health Certificate Information

Health Certificate Information

Going somewhere? We understand pets are a part of the family, and that you want them by your side when you travel. We are happy to help you and your pet acquire a health certificate to travel.

Health certificates are required to travel by plane or boat, and every area has different requirements that will need to be met prior to traveling. These certificates are essential to help prevent the spread of disease to other pets and geographical areas. Prior to traveling, it is important that you know the specific requirements of the country or state that you are entering. We recommend you start the process as soon as you know you’ll be traveling, since taking a pet to some countries involves many months of preparation. 

Start by referring to the Pet Travel website provided by USDA APHIS at the following link:

Vaccinations are required for pets to travel to most countries, and some destinations require several kinds of blood tests as well. We recommend making certain that the necessary vaccines are up to date well in advance. Please bring all records with you the day we perform the exam for your pet’s health certificate or call and have your current veterinarian send records prior to your appointment. 

In order to give us the necessary information needed for completing your pet’s health certificate, we also need the Health Certificate Pet Information and Travel Information Questionnaire forms filled out and brought with you to your appointment or emailed to us ahead of time at if possible. 

Planning for travel with your pet can be stressful and feel a bit overwhelming at times! If you’d like help, here are some pet travel companies that we recommend: 

Air Animal Pet Movers

AirVets Pet Relocation

Continental Pet Relocation

World Wide Pet Transport

Bon voyage!