DD Form 2208 Rabies Vaccination Certificate

What Is DD Form 2208?

DD Form 2208, Rabies Vaccination Certificate is a form used by veterinarians and health authorities to record the identity and vaccination status of a pet travelling with a servicemember during their relocation.

The latest form - sometimes incorrectly referred to as the DA Form 2208 - was released by the Department of Defense (DoD) in May 2008 with all previous editions being obsolete. An up-to-date DD Form 2208 fillable version is available for digital filing and download below or can be found through the Executive Services Directorate website.

Without the animal's rabies vaccination status being fully and correctly disclosed, the animal cannot be kept at any military installation and may not be eligible to receive health care.

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RABIES VACCINATION CERTIFICATE
PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT
AUTHORITY: 10 U.S.C. Section 3013, Secretary of the Army; 10 U.S.C. 5013, Secretary of the Navy; 10 U.S.C. 8013, Secretary of the Air Force;
DoD Directive 6400.4, DoD Veterinary Services Program; AR 40-905, SECNAVIST 6401.1B, AFI 48-131, Veterinary Health Services; and E.O. 9397
(SSN).
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE(S): The personal information will facilitate and document your animal's rabies vaccination status.
ROUTINE USE(S): Used by veterinarians and other health authorities to request and record the ownership, identity, and vaccination status of the
described animal. The information may also be used to aid in Federal, state, and local preventive health and communicable disease control programs;
compile statistical data; conduct research; teach; and assist in law enforcement; to include investigations and litigation.
DISCLOSURE: Voluntary; however, if the requested information is not furnished, the animal cannot be maintained on any military installation and
comprehensive health care may not be possible.
(Include Area Code)
1. OWNER'S NAME
2. TELEPHONE NUMBER
(Last, First, Middle Initial)
3. ADDRESS
(Number, Street, City, State, ZIP Code)
4. ANIMAL
a. NAME
b. MICROCHIP NUMBER(S)
c. SPECIES
d. SEX
e. AGE
f. WEIGHT
g. PREDOMINANT BREED
h. COLOR(S)
5. VACCINE
a. PRODUCER (First 3 letters)
b. LOT NUMBER
c. EXPIRATION DATE
d. VIRUS TYPE
e. ADMINISTRATION SITE
6. VACCINATION
7. VETERINARIAN
a. RABIES TAG NUMBER
b. DATE VACCINATED
a. NAME
b. LICENSE NUMBER
c. VACCINATION DURATION
d. VACCINATION DUE
c. SIGNATURE
8. FACILITY ADDRESS
(Street, City, State, ZIP Code)
INSTRUCTIONS
1. OWNER'S NAME. Self-explanatory.
2. TELEPHONE NUMBER. Self-explanatory.
3. ADDRESS. Self-explanatory.
4. ANIMAL.
a. NAME. Self-explanatory.
b. MICROCHIP NUMBER(S). List all scannable microchips implanted in this animal.
c. SPECIES. Self-explanatory.
d. SEX. Self-explanatory.
e. AGE. Self-explanatory.
f. WEIGHT. Self-explanatory.
g. PREDOMINANT BREED. List only the predominant breed. If not purebred, followed by the word "mix".
h. COLOR(S). Self-explanatory.
5. VACCINE.
a. PRODUCER. The first three letters of the company name of the company that produced the vaccine.
b. LOT NUMBER. Production lot number of the vaccine used.
c. EXPIRATION DATE. Expiration date of the vaccine used.
d. VIRUS TYPE. Virus type of the vaccine used (e.g., killed, modified live, recombinant).
e. ADMINISTRATION SITE. Location and method of administration of the vaccine used (e.g., SQRS - subcutaneous over right shoulder).
6. VACCINATION.
a. RABIES TAG NUMBER. Self-explanatory.
b. DATE VACCINATED. Self-explanatory.
c. VACCINATION DURATION. Length of time in years that the vaccination is valid for.
d. VACCINATION DUE. Date that next rabies vaccination is due.
7. VETERINARIAN.
a. NAME. Name of the veterinarian responsible for the vaccination.
b. LICENSE NUMBER. Veterinary medical license number, to include two letter state of issuance, of the responsible veterinarian.
c. SIGNATURE. Self-explanatory.
8. FACILITY ADDRESS. Self-explanatory.
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RABIES VACCINATION CERTIFICATE
PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT
AUTHORITY: 10 U.S.C. Section 3013, Secretary of the Army; 10 U.S.C. 5013, Secretary of the Navy; 10 U.S.C. 8013, Secretary of the Air Force;
DoD Directive 6400.4, DoD Veterinary Services Program; AR 40-905, SECNAVIST 6401.1B, AFI 48-131, Veterinary Health Services; and E.O. 9397
(SSN).
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE(S): The personal information will facilitate and document your animal's rabies vaccination status.
ROUTINE USE(S): Used by veterinarians and other health authorities to request and record the ownership, identity, and vaccination status of the
described animal. The information may also be used to aid in Federal, state, and local preventive health and communicable disease control programs;
compile statistical data; conduct research; teach; and assist in law enforcement; to include investigations and litigation.
DISCLOSURE: Voluntary; however, if the requested information is not furnished, the animal cannot be maintained on any military installation and
comprehensive health care may not be possible.
(Include Area Code)
1. OWNER'S NAME
2. TELEPHONE NUMBER
(Last, First, Middle Initial)
3. ADDRESS
(Number, Street, City, State, ZIP Code)
4. ANIMAL
a. NAME
b. MICROCHIP NUMBER(S)
c. SPECIES
d. SEX
e. AGE
f. WEIGHT
g. PREDOMINANT BREED
h. COLOR(S)
5. VACCINE
a. PRODUCER (First 3 letters)
b. LOT NUMBER
c. EXPIRATION DATE
d. VIRUS TYPE
e. ADMINISTRATION SITE
6. VACCINATION
7. VETERINARIAN
a. RABIES TAG NUMBER
b. DATE VACCINATED
a. NAME
b. LICENSE NUMBER
c. VACCINATION DURATION
d. VACCINATION DUE
c. SIGNATURE
8. FACILITY ADDRESS
(Street, City, State, ZIP Code)
INSTRUCTIONS
1. OWNER'S NAME. Self-explanatory.
2. TELEPHONE NUMBER. Self-explanatory.
3. ADDRESS. Self-explanatory.
4. ANIMAL.
a. NAME. Self-explanatory.
b. MICROCHIP NUMBER(S). List all scannable microchips implanted in this animal.
c. SPECIES. Self-explanatory.
d. SEX. Self-explanatory.
e. AGE. Self-explanatory.
f. WEIGHT. Self-explanatory.
g. PREDOMINANT BREED. List only the predominant breed. If not purebred, followed by the word "mix".
h. COLOR(S). Self-explanatory.
5. VACCINE.
a. PRODUCER. The first three letters of the company name of the company that produced the vaccine.
b. LOT NUMBER. Production lot number of the vaccine used.
c. EXPIRATION DATE. Expiration date of the vaccine used.
d. VIRUS TYPE. Virus type of the vaccine used (e.g., killed, modified live, recombinant).
e. ADMINISTRATION SITE. Location and method of administration of the vaccine used (e.g., SQRS - subcutaneous over right shoulder).
6. VACCINATION.
a. RABIES TAG NUMBER. Self-explanatory.
b. DATE VACCINATED. Self-explanatory.
c. VACCINATION DURATION. Length of time in years that the vaccination is valid for.
d. VACCINATION DUE. Date that next rabies vaccination is due.
7. VETERINARIAN.
a. NAME. Name of the veterinarian responsible for the vaccination.
b. LICENSE NUMBER. Veterinary medical license number, to include two letter state of issuance, of the responsible veterinarian.
c. SIGNATURE. Self-explanatory.
8. FACILITY ADDRESS. Self-explanatory.
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How to Fill out DD Form 2208?

According to DoD guidelines, service members are limited to a maximum of two pets per family. A DD 2208 must be presented to a local military transportation office when request reservations for travel with an animal.

DD Form 2208 instructions are as follows:

  1. Items 1, 2 and 3 require the information about the owner of the animal. This includes their name, phone number, and address.
  2. Item 4 is used for providing information on the pet. This information includes the animal's name, age, weight, microchip number, predominant breed, species, sex, and color.
  3. The boxes in Item 5 are for describing the rabies vaccine used, including the first three letters of the name of the producer, the lot number, expiration date, virus type and location and the method of vaccination.
  4. Item 6 is for the vaccination details. This includes the tag number, the date when the vaccination was performed, its duration and the next vaccination due date.
  5. The veterinarian who vaccinated the animal has to complete Item 7 with their name, license number, and signature.
  6. Item 8 requires the address of the facility where the vaccination took place. The owner of the pet has to present the transportation office with an up-to-date completed DD 2208 Form, which should be valid for at least 30 days prior to the date of relocation.

DD 2208 Related Forms

  1. The DD Form 2209, Veterinary Health Certificate is a form used for document the general health and rabies vaccination status of a service member's pets.
  2. The DD Form 1745, Animal Euthanasia is filed by service members in order to document requests for animal euthanasia and a disposal of the remains.