Official Health Certificates

Most airlines require a veterinary health certificate for your pet to fly. Dr. Roncal can examine your pet and issue a health certificate which you can present to the airline.

We recommend you contact your airline before purchasing your ticket to confirm your pet will be eligible for travel and to reserve your pet’s space on the plane, either in the cabin with you or in the cargo area.

Each airline sets its own requirements for whether or not you need a health certificate, for the timing of the examination, and the type of carrier you may use, so you should obtain this information from the airline directly. The exam often needs to be done less than 10 days before you depart and we want to be sure we can be available when you need the appointment, so you should let us know as soon as you make your travel plans so we can schedule the exam.