Air Animal offers international health certificate services for:
Pet parents traveling overseas "above the wing" in the passenger cabin with their small pet when permitted by the destination and airline.
Pets traveling air cargo booked by their pet parent.
Veterinary appointment required.
Requesting Health Certificate Services
Pet parents should request an international health certificate using our online request format least 21 days before departure to allow for processing and scheduling their veterinary visit.
Tampa Bay Origin Service. Our experienced veterinarian completes all the complicated USDA forms in our office submits them to the USDA. Includes veterinarian documents, USDA endorsement and courier services.
USA Origin Outside Tampa Bay Service. We complete the forms and overnight them to your chosen USDA-accredited veterinarian. Includes preparation consultation, pre-prepared documents shipped to accredited veterinarian, USDA endorsement and courier services.
After paying for the service, clients receive secure passwords for our Air Animal portal.
Time is of the essence. Clients must complete the required portal information within 72 hours of service payment.
Clients use the portal to add their pet’s microchip, rabies vaccination information and other vaccination records as well as information about their pet’s veterinarian and their departure plans.
We offer health certificates for additional pets at $100 each when examined at the same time.
When traveling with a pet for vacation or leisure travel, please review our Pet Travel page packed with helpful information.
What Happens Next
Make an appointment with Air Animal’s veterinarian or an USDA-accredited veterinarian in your area.
During the exam, the veterinarian examines your pet verifying the microchip in the pet and on the paperwork. The veterinarian also verifies basic health of the pet.
The veterinarian signs the documents and sends the paperwork via prepaid FedEx or electronic means to the USDA for export endorsement.
Please note: Pets must have a microchip implanted before rabies vaccination when destinations require rabies vaccination documents. Rabies re-vaccination may delay your move. If your pet is not microchipped, the veterinarian can insert an International Standards Organization-compatible microchip appropriate for your destination and re-vaccinate the pet.
International health certificates are generally valid for 10 days – sometimes more, sometimes less - depending on the destination country. For some countries, a second veterinary visit shortly before flight is required. See our bundled international move prices.
We're available to walk veterinary practice staff through the process by phone for our mutual clients. Air Animal is pleased to accept health certificate clients from all over the United States. Call us for details!
Health Certificate Pricing
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