Middlebrook Animal Clinic

9229 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN 37931





Our veterinary team wants you and your pet to have a safe and happy trip, but there is a lot to remember when traveling with your pet. Use this checklist to help you remember what you need to do and what you should be bringing with you. And remember – we’re here to help if you have any questions or concerns!


To Do:

Check with vet:

  •  Are vaccines up-to-date? Any additional vaccinations needed?


  • Health certificate (need within 10 days of travel)?


  • Heartworm/flea prevention?


  • Any other medications needed/prescriptions to refill (eg, for prevention of motion sickness) or take along?


  • Identification (microchip, tattoo, other)?

  •  Address any other concerns (eg, motion sickness or what to do if pet becomes ill)


  • Plan extra time/stops for exercise and potty breaks.


  • Check with airline for specific regulations/requirements.


  • Check with airports for information about pet exercise/rest areas.


  • Check the U.S. State and Territory Animal Import Regulations Web site (car travel) for any relevant requirements.


  • List places to stay overnight that will accept pets and/or list boarding facilities.


  • Get contact information for local veterinarian at place of destination.


  • Make sure there is somewhere for pet to stay or someone to take care of pet at place of destination for times you will be out without your pet.

  • If staying at someone’s house, check if there will be any potential problems with the pet staying (eg, allergic children or aggressive animals). 



Health history form (including your vet’s contact information)


Proof of rabies vaccination


Health certificate


Pet’s regular food, jug of water (for car trip), and bowls


Pet first-aid kit


Extra leashes, pet seat belt, and/or carrier/crate for confinement in car and at destination


Necessary medications, heartworm/flea preventative, and/or written prescriptions

Recent photograph of pet

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