Arlington Dog and Cat Hospital

857 Passaic Avenue
Kearny, NJ 07032


International Travel

Before scheduling your pet's appointment, please have the following information and send via email to:

Due to the complicated documentation process for travel to Asia, we highly recommend the use of an international pet travel service. 

  1. Please provide the Name, US Address, and Phone Number of person traveling with the pet. Name must be spelled exactly as it's spelled on passport. 
  2. Please provide the Name, Address, and Phone Number at destination of person receiving the pet. 
  3. Vaccine Records (if not done at Arlington Dog & Cat Hospital) for all vaccines required for travel to destination country. 
  4. Rabies information (vaccine manufacturer/serial number , vaccine date given, vaccine expiration date and administering veterinarian's name) (if not done at Arlington Dog & Cat Hospital ). 
  5. Microchip number and date of implantation. Rabies vaccination must occur AFTER microchip implantation to be valid for travel. 
  6. Date of travel.
  7. Internal and External parasite treatment records as required by destination country. 

It is the client's responsibility to check with appropriate consulate and airline for specific country requirements for pet-travel. The USDA/APHIS website is a resource for travelers with pertinent  information:  USDA/APHIS Website

You will need to either send your paperwork to the USDA office in Albany  (phone # 518.218.7540 ) via FEDEX overnight or go to the USDA office at JFK (walk-ins only-no appointments) to have the paperwork approved and stamped prior to travel. Alternatively, there is a facility in Robbinsville, NJ (phone # 609.259.2561) by  appointment only. 

Plan your appointment times accordingly to allow for completion and return of travel papers from the USDA before flight; we will need to see your pet within ten days of travel. 

Useful Pet Travel Links:


PetsWelcome  The Internet's most complete source of information for traveling with your pet anywhere in the world by car, train or air.

As always, if you're not sure about something or have any questions, give us a call!  Have a safe trip!