Washington, D.C. state animal health officials are now acknowledging Extended Equine Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (EECVIs), which are six-month health certificates facilitating the interstate movement of equine. The EECVI program, initiated by several state animal health authorities in 2019, has expanded to include 35 U.S. states and the District of Columbia as of February 2024.
EECVIs allow horse owners to move for up to six months instead of the 30 days a regular health certificate provides. Through the GlobalVetLink software platform, veterinarians in participating states can create an EECVI, submit it to their state animal health official, and provide owners with online access to create their travel permits 24/7.
Why acceptance of EECVI continues to grow among veterinarians, horse owners and state animal health officials
Equine owners move frequently, and the EECVI program helps to make those movements easy. This program eases the burden on veterinary practices, who would typically have to write multiple health certificates a month for their frequent travelers.
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Here’s what we hear about EECVIs from veterinarians and clinic staff:
- Easy process for the veterinarian, client, and state animal health official.
- Clients love the value of a six-month health certificate with one vet visit.
- Simple photo upload and data collection through the GVL HorseSync app.
- Follow-up and communication with clients is easier than ever.
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EECVIs: Updates for Equine Practitioners Webinar
About This Webinar:
Extended Equine Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (EECVIs) are gaining popularity across the United States, with 33 states currently participating in the EECVI program. In this webinar, Dr. Marty Zaluski, Dr. Katie Flynn, and Dr. Janemarie Hennebelle are joining us to discuss the development and growth of EECVIs.
Watch as our expert panelists share with us the history of the EECVI program and how EECVIs work, benefits of EECVIs and how to encourage adoption in your clients, and reminders for horse owners traveling on EECVIs and how veterinarians can work to ensure compliance with EECVI requirements. Whether you are already familiar with EECVIs or are looking to begin issuing them in your practice, watch this webinar to learn more and catch the latest EECVI updates!