About GVL

GVL® products and services are unique to the animal health industry.

Our web-based software systems connect veterinarians, animal owners and producers, diagnostic laboratories, animal health companies, feed distributors and state animal health officials.

As government regulations become more prevalent in the animal health industry, GVL continues to develop digital solutions that help ease the stress of compliance while also assisting in disease traceability and data management.

Within the GVL system, users can digitally create and submit official Veterinary Feed Directives (VFDs), health certificates (certificates of veterinary inspection or CVIs), veterinary prescriptions (scripts), Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) or Coggins tests and Extended Equine CVIs (6-month health certificates).

GVL also provides the leading vet diagnostic aggregation and data analysis solution, LabLINK HIMS, for herd health management.

All GVL systems are easy to use, efficient, secure, accessible and compliant. We work closely with the FDA and regulatory bodies, and also partner with Practice Management, Production Management and Feed Management software providers to keep all parties connected.

What We Do

Our Mission

We uniquely connect veterinarians, animal owners and producers, feed mills/distributors, industry partners, government officials and diagnostic laboratories to improve animal wellness and safety.

Our Vision

To be the world’s most trusted, secure and independent source of animal health data.

Our Services

GVL is the nation’s leader in providing easy-to-use, web-based animal health solutions for food and companion animal health practitioners. Our services provide intuitive online certification solutions that enable users to quickly and accurately create professional health records, including Veterinary Feed Directives (VFDs), Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (CVIs) or health certificates, Veterinary Prescriptions, diagnostic results and history, Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) or “Coggins” test certificates and more.



Intuitive online solution for animal health professionals.



Enables animal health practitioners to quickly and accurately create professional health documents, save time and create additional revenue.



GVL’s signature technology prevents certificate fraud



Allows practitioners and their clients uninterrupted access to their records online.



Meets FDA and USDA requirements and regulations, accepted by all 50 states.

History of GVL

GlobalVetLink, L.C. (GVL®) was founded and headquartered in Ames, Iowa in 1999 by Kevin Maher. His vision was to replace an antiquated paper-based animal health regulatory process with an official, secure digital software system that would be accessible realtime online. In 2001, GVL became the first web-based software system in the State of Florida to provide veterinarians, animal health authorities and animal owners with the legal documentation to transport animals both interstate and intra-state.

Since 2001, GVL has been providing online applications to enable veterinarians and animal health practitioners, state authorities, diagnostic laboratories and other animal health officials to build, access, and monitor animal movement records with ease and efficiency. The first digital software applications available through GVL were companion and food animal Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (CVIs) — known as health certificates and a secure alternative to USDA APHIS 7001 forms — and Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) certificates.

Today, all 50 states and 3 U.S. territories accept GVL digital certificates as official animal documentation. GVL’s product portfolio expands beyond EIA certificates and CVIs to include veterinary prescriptions, Veterinary Feed Directives (VFDs), Extended Equine CVIs (EECVIs) — 6-month equine health certificates — For Sale pet certificates and veterinary diagnostic results aggregation and analysis tools.

GVL is the nation’s leader in digital animal records with millions of animals transported within the U.S. using GVL’s certificates. GVL users continue to improve their business processes, enhancing animal traceability, ensuring regulatory compliance and contributing to animal wellness and safety.

GVL products and services are accessible through any device with access to a web browser or through participating practice management software vendors. GVL continues to explore new opportunities to partner with industry leaders to provide innovative digital solutions for animal health.