** Currently, we only perform
health certificate exams on dogs and cats belonging to our established clients **
All international and Hawaii health certificate appointments are made within 10 days of travel, unless specified otherwise by the destination country. Please call us immediately so we can assist you with making an appointment and meeting all travel requirements in a timely manner. Once the appointment is made, please submit the questionnaire below as soon as possible prior to your appointment. Occasionally, airlines require clients to obtain statements
of acclimation from their veterinarian for pets traveling in cargo. These
statements are used to allow airlines to ship pets when the airline cannot
guarantee compliance with animal welfare regulations. Our doctors will NOT sign
any acclimation forms or make any statements of acclimation on the health
certificate. It will be the owner’s responsibility to find another veterinarian
that can provide this service; we will not provide any referrals.
Hawaii is a rabies-free state and has strict import requirements and timelines to meet in order to prevent having your pet quarantined for months upon entering their state. For international travel, import requirements vary greatly with each country. The USDA APHIS (animal and health inspection services) website allows for owners to see import requirements for numerous countries by simply selecting the destination country from a drop-down menu. It is the owner’s responsibility that all requirements for the destination country/Hawaii are met to minimize the chance of encountering any problems during travel. Please view the following websites for determining travel requirements and timelines:
It is recommended that your pet be on current flea and heartworm preventative during travel. Several parts of the United States have a high incidence of heartworm disease; your pet can acquire these heart parasites from a mosquito bite leading to severe complications or death. Your pet will need an in-house heartworm test during their health certificate exam prior to starting any heartworm preventatives.
The following website contains heartworm incidence maps for the United States: https://heartwormsociety.org/