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International Health Certificates 

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Pet health certificates are required for pets traveling both domestically within the United States and internationally. We’re happy to assist you with your pet’s health certificate, but the associated paperwork can take several weeks to process. 

Different countries have different travel criteria, so we’ll need to determine exactly what you'll need and what requirements you’ll have to meet for your pet to travel with you. 

Start planning at least two months in advance for domestic travel and four months in advance for international travel. If rabies titers are required, i.e. Hawaii, Australia, etc, it is likely that you may need more time for planning and testing. Please check the requirements for both interstate and international travel at

What do I need to do to make travel plans for my pet?

If you’re traveling by car, you should carry your pet’s vaccine history, their most current rabies certificate, and a veterinarian-issued pet health certificate that includes information about their most recent wellness exam.

If you’re planning to fly, research the specific airline you plan to use. Some airlines have their own requirements while others defer to those issued by the destination state or country.

Important questions to ask your airline might include:

  • What are your pet travel policies?
  • Do you offer fleet cargo space for large pets? Will this affect which flights I can book?
  • Are small pets allowed in the cabin area?
  • Do you have specific pet carrier requirements?
  • What are your pick-up and drop-off policies for pets?
  • How do you handle layovers when there are pets on board? 

Bear in mind that only USDA-certified veterinarians can issue international health certificates.

Before Your Appointment:  

Please click the link below to fill out and submit it to Brittmoore Animal Hospital and we will contact you about scheduling your appointment. Appointment Request Form

Please visit the USDA website to inquire about any additional information you will need for your specific country of travel.

USDA  Austin 1-512-383-2411

Disclaimer:  If any information in the above form is incomplete, Brittmoore Animal Hospital will be unable to schedule your appointment for your International Health Certificate. Once all information is submitted to Brittmoore Animal Hospital, a receptionist will contact you to schedule your appointment.

Call us at (713) 468-8253 or request an appointment online for your pet's health certificate.

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Brittmoore Animal Hospital