Below is helpful information and a list of documents we require in order to prepare for your upcoming travel appointment with us.
Travelling within North America:
An up-to-date Rabies vaccine is required for dogs, or if they have never been vaccinated for Rabies, it is generally required to be done at least 30 days before crossing the border. If they have been vaccinated for rabies at another clinic please email us the proof of vaccine before your appointment so that we can prepare your document ahead of time. If the rabies vaccine was done here, no problem, we will have the information we need!
Each airline has different requirements for travel, please check with your airline to be sure you meeting their specific requirements. For more information on travelling to the states please click here.
Travelling outside of North America:
Please note that the majority of countries outside of North America require that a microchip is implanted before or at the same time as their rabies vaccine. If the microchip was placed after the rabies vaccine, or you do not have proof that the microchip was done before the vaccines, you might need to revaccinate and wait 30 days following this vaccine before travelling. Some countries also require a rabies titre test, which can take 4-6 weeks to process; please provide yourself ample time to complete the process correctly.
In order for us to properly fill in your paperwork please send us this information by email before your appointment:
- Proof of Rabies vaccine with the serial number (if not done at our clinic). *Without the serial number, the country may require that we revaccinated and that you wait 30 days before travelling after the revaccination.
- Proof of microchip and implantation date, if there is no implantation date that you can provide proof for; we will scan your pet for a microchip at your appointment and provide a certificate, but your country of destination may require that we re-vaccinate for rabies.
- Country of destination, and address of the place of stay in this country.
- Date of departure.