Air Animal offers global health certificate services in addition to our full-service pet relocations. In Tampa Bay, our experienced veterinarian completes all the complicated USDA forms right in our office and takes care of sending them to the USDA. Elsewhere in the U.S., we complete the forms and overnight them to your chosen USDA-accredited veterinarian.
During the exam, a USDA-accredited veterinarian examines your pet and verifies the microchip in the pet and on the paperwork. The veterinarian signs the documents and sends the paperwork via our prepaid FedEx package to the USDA for export endorsement. If your pet does not have a microchip, the veterinarian can insert an International Standards Organization-compatible microchip appropriate for your destination. Microchips must always be present before rabies vaccinations when they are required by the destination. If rabies revaccination is required, your move may be delayed. Air Animal provides microchips at no charge for our pet relocation clients - a $95 value.
Health certificates for U.S. moves are good for 10 days from the date issued. Owners should call ahead 14 days to allow for processing and scheduling their veterinary visit. International health certificates are generally valid for 10 days - sometimes less - depending on the destination country. Please plan ahead 21 days for international pet health certificates. For some countries, an additional veterinary visit shortly before flight is required.
We're available to walk the 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.
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