Pet Health Certificates

We can help you to get your pet’s paperwork in order before their big trip.
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A health certificate is often required when traveling with pets. This applies to both domestic and international trips, especially if you are traveling by plane. These certificates serve as evidence that all animals being transported are healthy and up-to-date on mandatory vaccinations and can only be issued by USDA-certified veterinarians. At Center Veterinary Clinic, we are authorized to issue international, domestic, and Hawaii travel certificates and will help you get your pet’s paperwork in order before their big trip.

When Health Certificates Are Needed

Whenever an animal travels by plane, they need to have a health certificate. You may need a health certificate for other modes of transportation, too. We encourage you to inquire about pet policies before purchasing tickets.

Obtaining a domestic certificate for travel within the continental United States is relatively easy. The process takes very little time (as long as your pet is healthy and current on vaccinations). Simply schedule an appointment within 10 days of your departure date, and we’ll take care of the rest.

While Hawaii is part of the US, pets entering the island state need to have Hawaii-specific health certificates. This is to help keep Hawaii rabies-free. There are strict regulations that must be met, and the process takes considerably longer than getting a domestic certificate. The regulations for international travel and health certificates are strict, too. Every country has its own requirements, and ensuring that your furry friend meets those requirements can be a months-long process. If you are visiting Hawaii or traveling internationally, we encourage you to reach out to us as soon as you know your departure date.
Pet Health Certificates in Novato

Pet Health Certificates in Novato

If you are searching for a veterinarian who is authorized to issue pet health certificates in Novato, you’re in the right place. At Center Veterinary Clinic, we can help you understand the rules and get the paperwork you need to travel with your four-legged family member. Don’t wait until the last minute. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to begin the certification process.

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Center Veterinary Clinic provides domestic, international, and Hawaii travel health certificates for pets in Novato, San Rafael, San Anselmo, Fairfax, Petaluma, and the surrounding areas.
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Urgent care same day appointments and walk in’s are available.

Contact Information



1553 S Novato Blvd #B, Novato, CA 94947


Mon - Fri: 8am - 7pm
Sat & Sun: Closed