Pet Travel Certificates–Domestic and International
Do You Need a Travel Certificate for Your Pet?
Warwick Run Animal Clinic issues travel certificates for pets. Every pet that is traveling requires a health certificate stating that they are free from disease and can endure the rigors of travel. Health certificates for domestic travel can be completed by any licensed veterinarian. However, health certificates for international travel must be filled out by a specially trained veterinarian accredited by the United States Department of Agriculture.
Domestic Travel With Your Pet
Every pet that is traveling requires a health certificate stating that they are free from disease and can endure the rigors of travel. Health certificates for domestic travel can be completed by any licensed veterinarian.
International Travel With Your Pet
Every pet that is traveling requires a health certificate stating that they are free from disease and can endure the rigors of travel. The veterinarians at Warwick Run Animal Clinic are USDA Certified to offer International Health Exams and Certificates for pets traveling with their owners.
The regulations for exporting a pet from one country and bringing them into another varies considerably depending on the destination country. It can be quite complicated, and often requires very specific bloodwork and vaccinations. Our USDA accredited veterinarians can sort through these requirements and get your pet ready for their trip. This will avoid any issues that may cause delays or even refusal at entry. In most cases we help eliminate or greatly reduce the time of quarantine.
If you are planning to travel internationally with your pet, or may do so in the future, please call us in advance of your trip during our regular business hours at 717-627-3411 to start getting your little world traveler ready for their exciting voyage!
Dogs Traveling by Airplane
Health certificates are designed to ensure that we have examined your pet and deemed that they are healthy enough to travel safely. When considering the safety of your pet, we also need to consider their travel conditions. Many airlines and shipping companies ask that health certificates for pets traveling through cargo contain a “statement of acclimation” that gives a temperature range in which we feel your pet can travel safely. A majority of these companies ask that the temperature range on this statement covers from 20 degrees Fahrenheit to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Some animals may not be able to handle the temperatures at the lower and upper end of this range.
Please know that any acclimation statements written by the veterinarians at Warwick Run Animal Clinic will include the temperature ranges in which we feel your pet can travel safely. There may be times during which the ambient temperatures fall outside of the temperature ranges we write on our acclimation statements. During these times (especially during the winter and summer months), you may need to be a little more flexible with the timing of flights. If you are planning on traveling with or shipping a pet or you are a breeder that needs to ship a puppy, please keep the temperature ranges in mind when making any travel or shipping plans.
At Warwick Run Animal Clinic, we take the health and safety of your pets very seriously. You are always welcome to call us if you have any questions regarding travel health certificates.