Pet Travel Certificates
We offer pet travel certificates to ensure safe and
stress-free travel for your furry companion.
Pet Travel Certificates in Park Ridge, IL
At Touhy Animal Hospital, we understand that traveling with your pet can be an exciting adventure, but it also requires careful planning and preparation to ensure their safety and well-being.
Pet Travel Certificates
Our veterinary clinic in Park Ridge, IL, offers pet travel certificates to help make your travel experience smooth and stress-free.
What are pet travel certificates?
Pet travel certificates, also known as health certificates, are official documents issued by a licensed veterinarian that certify your pet’s health and compliance with specific travel requirements. These certificates are often necessary when traveling domestically or internationally with your pet, whether by air, land, or sea.
Pet travel certificates typically include the following:
- Health Examination: A thorough physical examination by one of our experienced veterinarians to assess your pet’s overall health and ensure they are fit for travel.
- Vaccination Records: Verify that your pet is up-to-date on all required vaccinations, including core vaccines and any additional vaccinations required by your travel destination.
- Parasite Prevention: Documentation of current parasite prevention measures, such as flea and tick control, to ensure your pet does not carry any external parasites during travel.
- Microchip Information: Confirmation of your pet’s microchip identification, which is often required for international travel and can be crucial in case of separation during the journey.
- International Requirements: Compliance with any specific health and import requirements of the destination country, including documentation and testing for certain diseases.
- Travel Tips: Helpful advice on preparing your pet for the journey, including tips on managing travel anxiety and ensuring their comfort during transit.
It’s essential to check the travel requirements of your destination well in advance, as each country or airline may have different regulations regarding pet travel. Some destinations may require additional documentation, such as quarantine arrangements or specific health tests, depending on your pet’s species and breed.
Our team at Touhy Animal Hospital is well-versed in pet travel requirements and can guide you through the process of obtaining the necessary travel certificates. We aim to make your pet’s travel experience as stress-free and safe as possible, ensuring that all the essential health and safety measures are met.
Please fill out this form to apply for an International Travel Certificate.
Your first visit must be at least 30 days prior to the planned departure day.