Pets Going Abroad

Traveling abroad with pets can be a very long and grueling process. The following information will assist you in getting your pets where they need to go. We can provide vaccinations, documentation, and diagnostic tests that you may need to travel to a different country or places like Puerto Rico and Hawaii.

It is imperative to understand that the responsibility of having all of your pet's documentation and tests is yours alone. We will do our absolute best to complete any necessary services in a timely manner and ask that you prepare all necessary information prior to scheduling a visit.

If you are in the military and have pets, please be aware that there are some places such as Hawaii, Japan, Guam and England which have extremely strict import rules and regulations. There are specific vaccines and bloodwork requirements that need to be done before you leave with your pet. This process can take 4-6 months to complete. If you are not prepared and the pet does not meet the proper requirements it will be subjected to a quarantine, sometimes 30 to 120 days depending on the destination. These quarantines may have additional fees if they are required to stay at a specific facility, and in some cases pet's may be denied entry into the state/province/country.

Please contact your military official(s) for the proper paperwork depending on your next assignment. You will need to bring this information with you for your visit here. Remember, you are responsible for keeping up with appointment dates and fees, not only with us but also when you arrive to your destination and with the State Veterinarian who signs/embosses your health certification. It is also important to note, rules and regulations are subject to change depending on what the place of import mandates. The following link will provide you with the most up-to-date information for your final destination.

Please visit the APHIS Website to view your pet's requirements. This website provides all necessary information for traveling abroad with your pets and what you need to get them there.


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