Author: Dr. Stephanie Austin

Dr. Stephanie Austin received her Bachelor of Applied Science, majoring in Veterinary Technology from the University of Queensland, Australia, and then attended Murdoch University where she received her Bachelors of Veterinary Biology and Masters of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery. Following an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group, she now works at AirHeart Pet Hospital, a general and urgent care veterinary hospital located inside The ARK at JFK. Dr. Austin’s special interests include emergency and critical care, anesthesiology and neurology as well as equine medicine.

Now more than ever before, our pets are a huge part of our families. Because of this love affair with our ‘fur babies’, fewer people want to leave their babies behind when they travel. As a result, we are seeing a large number of people bringing their pets along during domestic and international trips, whether it be for vacation or relocation. As accredited (officially recognized/authorized) veterinarians with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), we are trained in writing domestic and international health certificates and are well versed in the individual country and state requirements for pet travel/importation. Below is…

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