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Local contact information for person traveling with or shipping pet
Is this the same address at which the pet currently resides?

Is the pet microchipped?
Do you have a copy of your pet's current rabies certificates with vaccination expiration date?

Please plan on providing us with a hard copy or email of your pet’s current rabies certificate if it was NOT done at La Cumbre Animal Hospital. 

NOTE: If the country you are traveling to requires USDA endorsement, you will need the original rabies certificate(s) signed in blue ink for USDA endorsement.

Purpose of travel?
Mode of travel
Is this a firm or flexible departure date?
Is it a one-way trip?
Is your pet traveling with you, alone, or with someone else?
Please review the USDA pet travel requirements ( for your country before returning to complete this form.
Have you reviewed your pet's vaccine history, rabies certificates, test results and microchip information?
Do you know if your final destination country or port of entry (i.e. arrival airport where you will need to clear customs) has supplemental health certificate forms that we need to assist you in completing prior to travel?
Are there any other anticipated ports of entry or 'layovers' prior to arrival at your final destination country?
If traveling to Europe does your pet have an EU passport?
Have you contacted the airline or carrier (boat, train, etc.) to see if they have required supplemental forms that La Cumbre Animal Hospital will need to complete prior to travel?
Have you reviewed the carrier's pet travel policies?

Are you aware of any medical or behavioral issues regarding your pet that we should be aware of?
Do you anticipate that your pet will need some type of travel-anxiety medicine prescribed?

Do you anticipate that your pet will be traveling as an emotional support pet?

Did LCAH perform your pet’s RABIES vaccine?
If LCAH did not perform the rabies vaccine, please plan to email or bring in a hard copy of the rabies certificate.
  • The first rabies vaccination your pet gets after its microchip or after any lapse in coverage is a “primary” rabies vaccination according to EU rules.

  • For all pets vaccinated in the United States, a “primary” rabies vaccination is only valid for 1 year. Even if your pet is an adult animal and receives a three-year vaccine, if it is a “primary” rabies vaccination according to EU rules, it is only valid for 1 year.

  • If your pet does not receive another rabies vaccination within 1 year of a “primary” rabies vaccination, it means the vaccination coverage lapsed and you must start over. Even if the vaccination coverage only lapses by a day, the next rabies vaccination is again considered a “primary” rabies vaccination, and it is only valid for 1 year.

Has there been any lapse in coverage of the last 2 rabies vaccines given to your pet?

In order to simplify your paperwork USDA recommends the following:

Ask your veterinarian to give your pet a 1-year rabies vaccination (after scanning the microchip) at least 21 days before your travel to the EU but less than one year before your travel date (for example, 3-6 months before travel date). That way, no matter the rabies vaccination history, you only have to keep up with one vaccination certificate instead of several! Doing it this way also makes it easier for the USDA endorsement office to review, which means you get your endorsed certificate back faster.

Courtesy of USDA

Did LCAH insert your pet’s microchip?
If LCAH did not insert your pet’s microchip, please plan to email or bring a copy of the dated record of insertion.