We understand that pets are some of life’s greatest companions. They are there for their owners when no one else is around, and love unconditionally. Many pet owners wish they could take their pets on every adventure, including travel experiences. We want to ensure that all pet owners are able to provide memorable experiences for their pets in a safe and secure way through health certificates. 

At Ponderosa Veterinary Clinic, we strive to provide the community of Colorado Springs with education to empower pet owners to be the best they can be. It is important that pet owners know the importance of pet health certificates in order to safely and conveniently travel with your pet. We want to provide you with all of the necessary information on how to obtain a health certificate and why it will ultimately help both you and your pet. 


If you’re ready to move or take adventurous vacations with your pet, then it is vital to have a pet health certificate. On most airlines, they require that your pet has a health certificate before you can get them on a plane and travel with them. This is required for both in-state and out of country travel. Whether you are going on vacation or moving to a new place, your pet might be someone who you want to travel right there with you, and in order to do that, a health certificate is needed. 

Aside from traveling with your furry companion on an airplane, a health certificate is also important for shipping a pet from one area to another. If you don’t have the ability to take your pet on the flight with you or travel with you on the road, whatever it may be, the health certificate is needed in order to get them shipped anywhere. As for crossing various state borders by car, it is not necessary to have a health certificate. Not all state borders require you to have any sort of pet identification, but some do need to see that your pet has their rabies shot up to date and possibly a registered license. 

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Ponderosa Veterinary Clinic strives to be the best vet clinic in Colorado Springs. We work hard to make sure that we can assist in all your pet’s needs. When it comes to a health certificate for any and all travels, we can provide you with the services and documentation you need to make that happen. Contact us to set you up with a health certificate as well as any other services you may need.