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.
Airline and cruise passengers traveling with trained service animals.
Veterinary appointment required.
Air Animal offers domestic health certificate services for:
Pet parents traveling from Tampa Bay and Central Florida to the Continental U.S., Alaska, Canada, Cuba, Hawaii, Mexico, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands as air cargo. We also work with those traveling with their pet "above the wing" in the passenger cabin and aboard private boats.
We assist airline and cruise passengers traveling with trained service animals as well.
Veterinary appointment at Air Animal Tampa offices required.
Requesting Health Certificate Services
Pet parents should request a pet health certificate using our online request format least 21 days before departure to allow for processing and scheduling their veterinary visit.
Tampa Bay and Central Florida Origin Service. Our experienced veterinarian completes all the complicated forms in our Tampa office and submits them electronically to the USDA if required. International service includes veterinarian documents, electronic submission to the USDA and USDA endorsement.
USA Origin Outside Tampa Bay Service. International health certificates only. 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 electronic submission or courier service.
After paying for the service, clients receive secure passwords for our Air Animal portal.
Time is of the essence. When additional information or documentation is required by the destination, clients must supply the required portal information within 72 hours of service payment.
When traveling with a pet for vacation or leisure travel, please review our Pet Travel page packed with helpful information.
What Happens Next
Schedule a pet examination appointment with Air Animal’s veterinarian or a USDA-accredited veterinarian in your area.
You must bring your pet to the appointment for examination., The veterinarian verifies the microchip in the pet and cross-checks the number on the paperwork. The veterinarian also confirms the basic health of the pet.
The veterinarian signs the documents and sends the paperwork electronically or via prepaid FedEx 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.
Pet 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
Here's How It Works
Tell us how many days until your flight, confirm weight and select destination to see pricing.