DD Form 2209, Veterinary Health Certificate is a form used to document the rabies vaccination and general health status of pets owned by U.S. Army soldiers. This form is filled in by a veterinarian after they have examined the pet.
The latest version of the form - sometimes incorrectly referred to as the DA Form 2209 - was released by the Department of Defense (DoD) in April 2009 with all previous editions being obsolete. An up-to-date DD Form 2209 fillable version is available for digital filing and download below or can be found through the Executive Services Directorate website.
The DD 2209 is a necessity for service members with pets undergoing a permanent change of station - or PCS, along with the DD Form 2208, Rabies Vaccination Certificate. For travel purposes, the veterinary health certificate has to be translated into the language of the country that the service member is traveling to and attached to that translated copy.