If you travel out of state or out of the country with your bird or other exotic pet, your pet may need a health certificate for domestic or international travel. The Veterinary Center’s veterinarians are federally accredited and will provide these travel certificates to you after they examine your bird or other exotic animal and find it healthy. You should contact your airline and the U.S. consulate at your travel destination to find out what documents you will need to travel with your pet, and we will help you fill out the required paperwork, so that you can enjoy your trip.
As long as all the requirements for quarantine and health testing (which are specific to each geographic location of travel) are deemed acceptable by our USDA accredited veterinarian, the Veterinary Center can provide a signed health certificate. Please note, it is not our veterinary staff’s responsibility to research, gather, or print forms for travel. The pet owner must provide all documentation for travel at the time of the pet’s examination at the Veterinary Center and must be sure to leave the appropriate time interval before travel/relocation to satisfy all USDA quarantine and testing requirements. Pet owners should NOT expect to obtain the signed health certificate at the time their pets are examined, as it can take days to weeks to meet quarantine requirements and to receive necessary test results back. Please also note that many geographic locations require strict quarantine of pets both before and after travel; the Veterinary Center is equipped with the appropriate isolation/quarantine facilities to meet these needs.