What is The ARK at JFK?
The ARK at JFK provides pre- and post-travel animal care and veterinary services for pets, horses, birds, non-domesticated mammals and exotic animals in a competent and compassionate manner. The ARK provides an efficient, safe and low-stress environment for both our human and animal clients.
Located off the runway at JFK International Airport in Cargo Area D, we provide 24/7 access to and from a state-of-the-art, climate-controlled facility, enabling the safe handling and efficient delivery of horses, pets, birds and other animals by air. Horses are transported from the plane in ARK branded vehicles and taken to The ARK where they walk off jet-stalls directly into The ARK where they begin required quarantine or receive immediate care and onward transportation. Regardless of the duration of their stay, all animals are looked after by accredited veterinary staff and highly-trained and caring handlers, with processes developed under guidance from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.