International Travel Certificates

We know that traveling internationally with a pet can be a confusing and stressful time for everyone involved. That is why the doctors and staff at West Alabama Animal Clinic work hard to provide outstanding services for you and your pet during this transition. Karen will be your point of contact throughout the process. Please ask to speak with her directly.

The rules of international travel differ from country to country and sometimes change throughout the year. We ask that you be patient through the process as we assure you we are doing everything in our power to help get your pet to their final destination.

Although we are diligent about filling out the paperwork properly and filing forms in a timely manner, some requests are out of our control and therefore West Alabama Animal Clinic can not guarantee the success of your pet’s international transportation. If you would be more comfortable using an international transport service, we are glad to provide you with a list of trusted options.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

dog riding in man's lap in the car

We know that traveling internationally with a pet can be a confusing and stressful time for everyone involved. That is why the doctors and staff at West Alabama Animal Clinic work hard to provide outstanding services for you and your pet during this transition. Karen will be your point of contact throughout the process. Please ask to speak with her directly.

The rules of international travel differ from country to country and sometimes change throughout the year. We ask that you be patient through the process as we assure you we are doing everything in our power to help get your pet to their final destination.

Although we are diligent about filling out the paperwork properly and filing forms in a timely manner, some requests are out of our control and therefore West Alabama Animal Clinic can not guarantee the success of your pet’s international transportation. If you would be more comfortable using an international transport service, we are glad to provide you with a list of trusted options.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Before Your Trip

Visit the USDA Pet Travel Website for the most up-to-date information for your pet’s international travel destination.

What We Need

Below is a comprehensive outline of what we’ll need to complete your pet’s International Health Certificate.

If you are not already an established client, please email your pet’s current medical records, including a rabies certificate, microchip number, and implantation date, to walabamaac@yahoo.com at least THREE days prior to your appointment to ensure we have all the pertinent information.

Also, please include the following information:

  1. Traveler’s first and last name as it appears on the airline ticket
  2. Local address and phone number (departure)
  3. Local address and phone number (arrival)
  4. Date of departure

You can send this information using our online International Travel Questionnaire.

What We Need

Below is a comprehensive outline of what we’ll need to complete your pet’s International Health Certificate.

If you are not already an established client, please email your pet’s current medical records, including a rabies certificate, microchip number, and implantation date, to walabamaac@yahoo.com at least THREE days prior to your appointment to ensure we have all the pertinent information.

Also, please include the following information:

  1. Traveler’s first and last name as it appears on the airline ticket
  2. Local address and phone number (departure)
  3. Local address and phone number (arrival)
  4. Date of departure

You can send this information using our online International Travel Questionnaire.

Important Reminders

Things to keep in mind:

  • We can only assist with established travel plans with specific locations and dates.
  • It is your responsibility to provide all proper and necessary paperwork, as well as correct spelling of addresses and names.
  • Any misinformation provided to the veterinarian (such as the wrong destination address or not providing a current rabies certificate) can cause a delay in process and, in some cases, prevent your pet from traveling.
  • It normally takes up to three business days for a certificate to be endorsed and returned. The USDA is not open during the weekends.