DD Form 2209 Veterinary Health Certificate

What Is DD Form 2209?

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.

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VETERINARY HEALTH 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 general health and rabies vaccination status to permit
interstate and international movement.
ROUTINE USE(S): Used by state, Federal, and international 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 may not be allowed interstate or international movement.
(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. SPECIES
c. SEX
d. AGE
e. WEIGHT
f. MICROCHIP NUMBER(S)
g. PREDOMINANT BREED
h. COLOR(S)
5. RABIES IMMUNIZATION DATA
a. PRODUCER (First 3 letters)
b. LOT NUMBER
c. VIRUS TYPE
d. DATE VACCINATED
e. VACCINATION DURATION
This is to certify that the above described animal has been examined by me on the date below and was found to be free of any
apparent communicable disease. This animal appears healthy for transport, but needs to be maintained at a temperature within its
thermal neutral zone. It is recommended that the ambient temperature of this animal's environment be maintained within the
specifications of USDA Regulation 9 CFR. 3.18. To the best of my knowledge this animal has not been exposed to rabies and did
not originate from a rabies quarantine area.
6. FACILITY ADDRESS
(Street, City, State, ZIP Code)
7. VETERINARIAN
a. NAME
b. LICENSE NUMBER
c. SIGNATURE
d. DATE (YYYYMMDD)
INSTRUCTIONS
1. OWNER'S NAME. Self-explanatory.
2. TELEPHONE NUMBER. Self-explanatory.
3. ADDRESS. Self-explanatory.
4. ANIMAL.
a. NAME. Self-explanatory.
b. SPECIES. Self-explanatory.
c. SEX. Self-explanatory; indicate if spayed or neutered.
d. AGE. Self-explanatory.
e. WEIGHT. Self-explanatory.
f. MICROCHIP NUMBER(S). List all scannable microchips implanted in this animal.
g. PREDOMINANT BREED. List only the predominant breed. If not purebred, followed by the word "mix".
h. COLOR(S). Self-explanatory.
5. RABIES IMMUNIZATION DATA. Information derived from valid Rabies Vaccination Certificate for described animal.
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. VIRUS TYPE. Virus type of the vaccine used (e.g., killed, modified live, recombinant).
d. DATE VACCINATED. Self-explanatory.
e. VACCINATION DURATION. Length of time in years that the vaccination is valid for.
6. FACILITY ADDRESS. Self-explanatory.
7. VETERINARIAN.
a. NAME. Name of the veterinarian performing the examination and verifying the rabies vaccination information.
b. LICENSE NUMBER. Veterinary medical license number, to include two letter state of issuance, of the responsible veterinarian.
c. SIGNATURE. Self-explanatory.
d. DATE. Self-explanatory.
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VETERINARY HEALTH 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 general health and rabies vaccination status to permit
interstate and international movement.
ROUTINE USE(S): Used by state, Federal, and international 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 may not be allowed interstate or international movement.
(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. SPECIES
c. SEX
d. AGE
e. WEIGHT
f. MICROCHIP NUMBER(S)
g. PREDOMINANT BREED
h. COLOR(S)
5. RABIES IMMUNIZATION DATA
a. PRODUCER (First 3 letters)
b. LOT NUMBER
c. VIRUS TYPE
d. DATE VACCINATED
e. VACCINATION DURATION
This is to certify that the above described animal has been examined by me on the date below and was found to be free of any
apparent communicable disease. This animal appears healthy for transport, but needs to be maintained at a temperature within its
thermal neutral zone. It is recommended that the ambient temperature of this animal's environment be maintained within the
specifications of USDA Regulation 9 CFR. 3.18. To the best of my knowledge this animal has not been exposed to rabies and did
not originate from a rabies quarantine area.
6. FACILITY ADDRESS
(Street, City, State, ZIP Code)
7. VETERINARIAN
a. NAME
b. LICENSE NUMBER
c. SIGNATURE
d. DATE (YYYYMMDD)
INSTRUCTIONS
1. OWNER'S NAME. Self-explanatory.
2. TELEPHONE NUMBER. Self-explanatory.
3. ADDRESS. Self-explanatory.
4. ANIMAL.
a. NAME. Self-explanatory.
b. SPECIES. Self-explanatory.
c. SEX. Self-explanatory; indicate if spayed or neutered.
d. AGE. Self-explanatory.
e. WEIGHT. Self-explanatory.
f. MICROCHIP NUMBER(S). List all scannable microchips implanted in this animal.
g. PREDOMINANT BREED. List only the predominant breed. If not purebred, followed by the word "mix".
h. COLOR(S). Self-explanatory.
5. RABIES IMMUNIZATION DATA. Information derived from valid Rabies Vaccination Certificate for described animal.
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. VIRUS TYPE. Virus type of the vaccine used (e.g., killed, modified live, recombinant).
d. DATE VACCINATED. Self-explanatory.
e. VACCINATION DURATION. Length of time in years that the vaccination is valid for.
6. FACILITY ADDRESS. Self-explanatory.
7. VETERINARIAN.
a. NAME. Name of the veterinarian performing the examination and verifying the rabies vaccination information.
b. LICENSE NUMBER. Veterinary medical license number, to include two letter state of issuance, of the responsible veterinarian.
c. SIGNATURE. Self-explanatory.
d. DATE. Self-explanatory.
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How to Fill out DD Form 2209?

All pets traveling abroad will be required to have a non-expired rabies vaccination given 30 days or more prior to the relocation. Service members must ensure that their layovers and arrival destinations allow pets.

DD Form 2209 instructions are as follows:

  1. Items 1, 2 and 3 require the name, contact phone number (with area code) and full address of the owner of the animal.
  2. Item 4 is reserved for the information about the animal. This includes the name, species, sex, age and weight of the pet, as well as the numbers of all scannable microchips, the predominant breed and color of the animal.
  3. Item 5 should contain data on the rabies status of the animal. This includes the first three letters of the name of the company producing the vaccine, the lot number, virus type, the date of vaccination and its duration.
  4. The full address of the facility (with ZIP code) should be indicated in Item 6.
  5. The name of the veterinarian, their license number, signature and the date of the examination go in Item 7. The veterinary health certificate is valid only for 10 days from the date it is issued.

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