Pet Health Certificates in Colorado Springs

Pet Health Certificates in Colorado Springs

Travel safely with your furry family members!

Health certificates verify your pet’s health status and are necessary when traveling with your pet both domestically and internationally. Many airlines, cruise lines, and travel agencies require your pet to have valid certificates to travel. Airway Veterinary Hospital is pleased to offer health certificates for pets.

We Are a USDA-Accredited Heath Certificate Provider

Our licensed and USDA-accredited veterinarians at Airway Veterinary Hospital can assist with domestic and international pet health certificates, or Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (CVI), for travel. We can also help you determine which certificates your pet needs to travel safely with you.

The Pet Health Certificate Process

The health certificate process begins with a thorough wellness exam. Our veterinarians will examine your pet from nose to tail and perform lab work to determine if your pet is healthy. We will also assess your pet’s vaccine records to ensure they are current. If they need vaccinations, we will administer them during the exam.

Domestic health certificates must be written on the same day of the exam and cannot be back-dated.

Requirements for Pet Health Certificates

For domestic travel, most pets must be at least eight weeks of age, but in some cases, they must be older. Check with your airline or travel agency on their rules regarding pet vaccinations and age requirements.

Typical requirements for pets traveling to other states include an up-to-date rabies vaccination and a negative heartworm test or a current heartworm preventative. Requirements vary from state to state.
If you plan to travel internationally with your pet, you must start the process as soon as possible.

The health certificate process can take a few weeks to many months, depending on the requirements of your destination country.

Contact Us for a Pet Health Certificate Exam

We want your pet to travel safely with you. Our team prioritizes making the pet health certificate process as simple as possible. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment or request additional information.


Airway Veterinary Hospital provides exceptional pet wellness care, pet emergency and urgent care, pet vaccinations, pet dental care, spay and neuter services, and pet surgery in Colorado Springs, Cimarron Hills, East Colorado Springs, and surrounding areas. Call today to schedule an appointment for your pet!