So I knew I was going to have to do it eventually, but it was still as big of a pain in the butt as I remembered. I had to take all 6 animals to the vet to get their health certificates for the flight. I had to do this with the pets 3 times when we were moving here, so at least it is a blessing that I only have to take them the one time on the way home. Still, 3 freaked-out cats and 3 now-nervous dogs makes for not such a fun visit.
However, there really wasn’t all that much to do. No shots were needed nor chips implanted this time, they all just received a health exam with the worst part of it being that they had to get their temperatures taken. Rectally.