We prepare health certificates for your pet’s travel within the United States and Canada. Airlines may have separate and additional requirements for your pets travel. Check with your airline to determine what requirements they may have, if any.
Pets traveling outside of the United States often have more requirements that vary for each destination. We recommend that our clients research the USDA/APHIS website to determine the steps necessary to facilitate an international health certificate. It is helpful to enlist the services of a pet travel agency to assist in completing the necessary steps required.
We are happy to answer travel questions you may have. However, clients are responsible for meeting the timetable and requirements necessary for their pet's travel.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- I’m going to be flying soon with my pet- is there anything I need to do?
- Most airline companies require a health certificate. We advise that you contact the airline company your pet will be flying with and find out what it requires. If your pet needs a health certificate to fly, an examination and health certificate must be completed by a veterinarian within 10 days of travel.
- How long is the health certificate valid and when should I schedule the appointment?
- The health certificate is valid for 30 days after it is issued. The exam needs to be scheduled within 10 days of your departure.
- What do I need to bring to the appointment?
- We need the physical address in Montana from which you are leaving, a physical address at your destination, and the best phone number to reach you at each location. If your pet did not have the rabies vaccine done at Baxter Creek, we need the official vaccine certificate listing the vaccine manufacturer and lot/serial number from the clinic where the rabies vaccine was given.
- I’m going to be flying with my pet internationally- is there anything I should do differently than a domestic health certificate?