Pet Travel Services

Pet Travel Services

Do You Need a travel certificate for your pet?

Did the airlines find a mistake in your pet’s travel certificate?

Call us! Oak Elm Animal Hospital is located minutes from O’Hare International Airport!

Oak Elm Animal Hospital is USDA Certified to offer International Health Exams and Certificates for pets traveling with their owners.

Every pet that is traveling requires a health certificate stating that they are free from disease and can endure the rigors of travel. Health certificates for domestic travel can be completed by any licensed veterinarian.  However, health certificates for international travel must be filled out by a specially trained veterinarian accredited by the United States Department of Agriculture.

The regulations for exporting a pet from one country and bringing them into another varies considerably depending on the destination country.  It can be quite complicated, and often requires very specific bloodwork and vaccinations. Our USDA accredited veterinarians can sort through these requirements and get your pet ready for their trip.  This will avoid any issues that may cause delays or even refusal at entry. In most cases we help eliminate or greatly reduce the time of quarantine.

If you are planning to travel internationally with your pet, or may do so in the future, please call us during our regular business hours at 847-759-1440 to start getting your little world traveler ready for their exciting voyage! 

Stephanie Lainovic
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All the reviews mirror my thoughts of this establishment. It is outstanding. The doctor is a kind, helpful, compassionate, understanding, doctor, who went above and beyond to help my suffering dog. The staff was also kind, compassionate, helpful and friendly. I did not read the reviews before I went, but I can confirm, they are 100% accurate. I cannot thank this office enough for all that you did for my dog. It is a miracle that she is better and I am so grateful for all the efforts made to help her. Thank you so much.
Izabela Hajnos
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The vet was so incredibly sweet. You can tell he really loves his job and cares. He was able to keep my dog relaxed, comfortable and not feel nervous. He was honest and upfront. He sent us home with medication that started to work immediately. I'm so happy this place was recommended to me and think this will be my new Dr for my old guy, hoping he gives us a few more good years.
Ted Korda Jr
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This is a very caring, compassionate, give their best to save your furry family member . Without causing undue stress on the pet and will advise and call you regularly. They also go in at all hours of the night to make sure your pet comfortable. Highly recommend !
David Fedorenko
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A Vet with weekend hours! Super attentive and helpful for our sick pup. Was able to identify the problem and cause and then the cure! They have now become my primary vet.Highly recommend !
Martin M
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I would like to single out Dr J. Iqbal. He is simply outstanding, going far beyond what you would normally expect from a service provider. If we had a vet in our family, we could not get more compassionate care than Lou got from Dr Iqbal. Everyone working in healthcare could learn from him! They have now become my primary vet.Highly recommend !