Travel & Health Certificates

Travel & Health Certificates

Travel & Health Certificates

International Travel Information / International Health Certificates (IHC) at Kenwood Animal Hospital

Please read carefully – it is the responsibility of each pet owner to know and understand the rules and requirements for your pet’s specific travel plans.

1. Visit the USDA website to review requirements for the country you plan to visit:



2. Schedule a Pre-travel appointment as soon as possible but at least 30 days prior to travel. All previous medical records, all previous Rabies certificates, and a completed IHC questionnaire must be received prior to this appointment. Please forward all records to and click here to submit the IHC questionnaire: submit the IHC questionnaire here.

Upon completion of this form, please also forward the following to

  • all records from other hospitals to include Rabies vaccine certificates (must include microchip number, vaccine name, manufacturer, and serial number; date of administration, duration . Certificates must have a microchip number on the certificate and be signed by a veterinarian
  • copy of any lab tests required by the destination country
  • import permits and any other documents required by the destination country

A $100 deposit is required to reserve this Pre-travel appointment.

At this appointment, one of our USDA-Accredited veterinarians will review your pet’s records, vaccination history, check microchip, and set up a schedule for all visits needed to complete the travel requirements.

3. Some airlines have different or additional requirements for pet travel so be sure to check with them as well.

While the Accredited Veterinarians at Kenwood Animal Hospital are happy to provide appropriate documentation for travel, we are NOT pet travel agencies. If you need assistance with planning your pet’s travel, we recommend you employ the services of a pet relocation company. Depending on your travel plans, we may not be able to accommodate all requests for IHCs.

Please plan accordingly and contact us well in advance of your intended travel date to ensure all requirements are met. Safe travels!