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.
Requesting Health Certificate Services
Pet parents must request an international health certificate using our online request format least 21 days before departure to allow for processing and scheduling their veterinary visit.
After paying a deposit, clients will receive their secure passwords for our Air Animal portal.
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.
Time is of the essence. Clients must complete all this information within 72 hours.
We offer discounted health certificates for additional pets. Please ask our export document manager for a quote.
When traveling with a pet for vacation or leisure travel, please review our Pet Travel page packed with helpful information.
What Happens Next
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.
Please note: If your pet is not microchipped, the veterinarian can insert an International Standards Organization-compatible microchip appropriate for your destination. Pets must always have a microchip implanted before rabies vaccination when they are required by the destination. If rabies revaccination is required, your move may be delayed.
International health certificates are generally valid for 10 days - sometimes less - depending on the destination country. For some countries, a second veterinary visit shortly before flight is required. See our starting 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.
OPTION 5 Pet Travel - Health Certificate Services
This option includes providing documents to facilitate a USDA-accredited veterinarian-issued health certificate. We offer discounted health certificates for additional pets. Please ask our export document manager for a quote.
Pet health certificate within 10 days of departure includes veterinarian documents, USDA endorsement and courier services. Services start at $345 for dogs and cats.*
ASAP pet health certificate within 5 days of departure includes veterinarian documents, USDA endorsement and courier services. Services start at $395 for dogs and cats. *
USA Origin Outside Tampa Bay
Pet health certificate preparation consultation booked at least 21 days before departure. Includes access to the Air Animal secure pet moving portal, working with your local USDA-accredited veterinarian anywhere in the continental U.S., prepared documents shipped to the veterinarian, USDA endorsement and courier services. Services start at $445 for dogs and cats.
* We offer discounted health certificates for additional pets. Please ask our health certificate manager for a quote.