Veterinary Resources

Traveling with Pets

If you plan on traveling internationally you should contact the embassy or consulate of the destination country to confirm pet travel regulations.  Please see this document to help you get started. Consider contacting your airline if your pet will be flying, as they may have special requirements as well. Please keep in mind that each country is different and that it may take as long as several months to complete the traveling process, depending on where the pet is travelling to. Some of the items required to travel may include:

  • Health Certificate
  • Rabies vaccine(s)
  • Microchip
  • Rabies Titer(s)
  • Deworming
  • Topical parasite treatment (flea and tick)
  • Official USDA endorsement (additional fees apply)

NOTE: Each country has different requirements regarding the import of animals. It is extremely important that all the requirements are met in the timeline that is required. Usually Health Certificates must be completed within 10 days of travel and vaccines/blood titers are to be given at a specific date prior to travel (sometimes months in advance).

If these are not met, countries can decline entry, quarantine pets at owner’s expense or even euthanize. Please plan ahead for the safety and comfort of your pets.