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Moore Lane Veterinary Hospital

International Health Certificates

Going out of the country? As a federally accredited veterinarian practice, we can issue travel and acclimation certificates for your healthy pet so they can travel internationally with you.


We understand that your pet is family, and that when you travel, you want them right by your side. As a federally accredited veterinarian practice, we can issue travel health certificates (Certificate of Veterinary Inspection) for your healthy cat, dog, or other animal so that they may travel internationally with you.

Why does my pet need a certificate to travel?

Only pets in good health are permitted to travel by plane or boat. The country you are traveling to may have specific health requirements that must be met before your pet can enter. Certain health requirements may include: up to date vaccinations, a passing health exam, etc. Health certificates ensure that your pet is healthy to travel and isn’t susceptible to transferring diseases to other pets or people.

When should I start the process?

Certificate timing varies greatly by country: For example, rabies-free territories such as Australia and New Zealand take six months. We strongly encourage checking the APHIS website as early as possible.

How can I obtain an international health certificate?

Moore Lane will participate in preparing a pet for travel to a foreign country only under the supervision of a professional pet transportation company. These companies specialize in international pet travel, and take on the responsibility for determining the veterinary requirements that must be met by the destination country and communicating these requirements to our veterinarians to ensure that all requirements are met on time. A searchable directory of pet transport companies can be found at the International Pet and Animal Transport Association website: Once the you have initiated the pet transport process with one of these companies, please provide the company with our contact information so they can contact us with the necessary information and forms to enable us to provide an estimate of cost and schedule of tests/treatments.