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Please note: We will close at 2 pm on Friday, December 24th and be closed Saturday, December 25th for Christmas!

Pet International Travel Medicine

Traveling with your pet takes special preparation. Call us to schedule time for any necessary paperwork, examinations, or testing prior to your departure.

Pet International Travel Medicine in Brooklyn, NY

Depending on the destination, there may be vaccines or tests that are needed for your pet to enter the country.

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With USDA accredited veterinarians

When traveling with your pet(s), there may be animal health requirements specific to that destination. As soon as you know your travel details, contact your local veterinarian to assist with the pet travel process. Factors to consider may include meeting time frames for obtaining a health certificate, updating vaccinations, diagnostic testing, or administration of medications/ treatments.

Our veterinarians are USDA certified and can provide international pet health certificates, which are required when traveling with your pet outside of the United States.

Many countries have their own pet health certificates and travel requirements available here. If you are traveling to a country without an approved health certificate, please download the United States Interstate and International Certificate of Health Examination for Small Animals.

The International Health Certificate should be issued by one of our USDA-certified veterinarians at Heart of Brooklyn Veterinary Hospital as near to the travel date as possible. The certificate should indicate the following:

  • Name of pet
  • Breed
  • Color
  • Age of pet
  • Country of origin
  • Name/address/phone number of the owner of pet
  • Confirmation that pet is healthy and free of parasites
  • Vaccinations given, including type, manufacturer, and batch number

Please contact our office as soon as you have your travel confirmed. Our trained staff will coordinate the best appointment date for your travel needs.

Along with an international health certificate, there may be additional requirements for traveling abroad. Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the international pet travel requirements specific to your destination. If you have any questions, our staff is happy to help.

two dogs and a luggage
two dogs and a luggage

The International Health Certificate should be issued by one of our USDA-certified veterinarians at Heart of Brooklyn Veterinary Hospital as near to the travel date as possible. The certificate should indicate the following:

  • Name of pet
  • Breed
  • Color
  • Age of pet
  • Country of origin
  • Name/address/phone number of the owner of pet
  • Confirmation that pet is healthy and free of parasites
  • Vaccinations given, including type, manufacturer, and batch number

Please contact our office as soon as you have your travel confirmed. Our trained staff will coordinate the best appointment date for your travel needs.

Along with an international health certificate, there may be additional requirements for traveling abroad. Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the international pet travel requirements specific to your destination. If you have any questions, our staff is happy to help.