Flying With Your Pet
Taking your pet on a flight will require a health certificate. A health certificate is a signed document your veterinarian gives you after a full physical examination. This document states your pet is healthy to fly. There are two types of health certificates:
Domestic Health Certificate:
Flight destinations within the USA. All of the veterinarians at our hospital are accredited to sign a domestic health certificate. Please call us to schedule an appointment.
International Health Certificate (7001 Form):
Flight destinations to other countries. Dr. Gillen is accredited to sign International Health Certificates. Please schedule your appointment with him. Keep in mind, these export documents are time sensitive.
EVERY country has its own specific requirements at the port of entry. YOU, AS THE OWNER OF THE PET ARE RESPONSIBLE TO GATHER ALL THE NECESSARY INFORMATION, BRING ANY ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS AND FINALLY TELL OUR VETERINARIAN WHAT THE COUNTRY REQUIRES.
For more information, contact the consulate of the country you're traveling to.
If flying to Europe, YOU MUST download all necessary European Union forms (EU) from this website.
Please be aware that all animals travelling to Europe are required to have a microchip prior to their Rabies vaccine. If your pet is not microchipped, the Rabies vaccine must be repeated at the time the microchip is placed regardless of your pet's vaccine status & 21 days must pass before they will be allowed to travel. Please plan accordingly.
1. Log on to the USDA (animal export) website above.
2. Choose your country of destination
3. Scroll down to select your pet's species.
4. Print these EU forms, bring them along with the most current Rabies Certificate, the address & telephone number of your destination on the day of your appointment.
5. During your appointment, the veterinarian will perform a physical exam on your pet and fill out both the European Union and International Health Certificate Forms.
6. Schedule an appointment with the USDA to have all the forms endorsed by them.
The International Health Certificate (7001 Form) and possibly other documents (i.e. EU forms) MUST be endorsed by the USDA. The USDA requires all documents are signed & dated by a veterinarian AND endorsed by the USDA within 10 days of departure. Please schedule your appointments with us AND with the USDA accordingly.
USDA APHIS Veterinary Services
Mercer Corporate Park
320 Corporate Blvd.
Phone (609) 259-5264