Health Certificates

Health Certificates for Your Traveling Companion

Traveling with your pet?  Make sure you have all the necessary health certificates before embarking on your journey.

Why are Health Certificates Important?

Health certificates provide documentation that your pet has received all necessary vaccinations and is free from any contagious diseases. This not only helps to ensure the safety of your pet, but also the safety of other animals they may come in contact with during travel.

How to Obtain a Health Certificate

To obtain a health certificate, you will need to schedule an appointment with us. During this visit, we will will perform a thorough examination of your pet and verify that all vaccinations are up-to-date. We may also recommend additional vaccines or preventive treatments depending on the location of your travel.

Domestic and International Pet Health Certificates

Whether you’re planning a local move or an international journey, your pet requires a clean bill of health. Sarver Animal Hospital offers both domestic and international health certificates to help you and your pet’s travel safely.

Domestic Health Certificates

For those moving within the United States with their pets, our domestic health certificates are an essential requirement. It signifies your pet is free from contagious diseases and is fit for travel. This certificate is often needed for:

Airline travel
Certain apartment rentals
Long-term boarding facilities

International Health Certificates

Traveling abroad with your pet can seem like a daunting task. However, our team simplifies the process by ensuring your pet’s international health certificate meets the specific health and vaccine requirements of your destination country. To accommodate this, we ask that you call in advance so that our veterinary team may adequately research and prepare for the unique needs of your journey.

The Process, the Peace of Mind

Understanding and satisfying the criteria for health certificates can be complex. Here’s how we make it straightforward:


Our veterinarians will conduct a comprehensive pet health examination to certify its suitability for travel.


We provide all necessary documentation, including vaccine records and specific travel forms, to meet the requirements set by airlines, countries, and agencies.

Tailored Advice:

You’ll receive guidance on preparing your pet for travel, from carrying appropriate medications to ensuring your pet is microchipped.


Once your pet is certified, they’re ready for the wonderful journey ahead, giving you the confidence to travel without worry.

Contact Us

For all your domestic or international travel health certificate needs, don’t hesitate to reach out to Sarver Animal Hospital. Your pet’s travel goals are just a call away from being met with complete health and safety assurance.

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Frequently Asked Questions for Health Certificates

Read through our Health Certificates FAQs to discover the significant benefits of importance in responsible pet ownership.

What is a pet health certificate?

A pet health certificate is a document issued by a licensed veterinarian to confirm your pet’s health and vaccination status. It is necessary for travel to ensure your pet is disease-free and has received essential preventative care.

How soon before travel should I schedule an appointment for a health certificate?

We recommend scheduling your appointment at least 2-4 weeks before your travel date to ensure there is ample time to meet any specific travel requirements, update vaccinations, and address any health concerns.

Are there different health certificate requirements for different countries?

Yes, each country has its own specific health and vaccination requirements for pets. Contact us well in advance of your trip so that we can prepare the appropriate documentation tailored to your destination’s regulations.

What if my travel plans change last minute?

We understand that travel plans can shift unexpectedly. Please reach out to us as soon as possible, and our team will do our best to accommodate any changes and ensure your pet is still prepared for travel.

How can I ensure my pet remains calm during travel?

Our team can provide tips and strategies for keeping your pet calm during travel, which may include behavioral techniques, travel-safe accessories, or in some cases, prescribing medications to help ease travel anxiety.

For any other questions or to schedule your pet’s health certificate appointment, contact Sarver Animal Hospital.