New Veterinary Diagnostics Partnership from GlobalVetLINK and UC Davis

by Rebecca Haugland | August 21, 2018

Ames, Iowa  – Today GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) and the University of California, Davis Center for Animal Disease Modeling and Surveillance (CADMS) announced the integration of their software solutions, LabLINK HIMS and Disease BioPortal®, for veterinarians and livestock production personnel to manage diagnostic lab results and improve the speed of health-based decision making.

“Veterinary diagnostic test results provide critical information, but analyzing, interpreting and communicating those results can be challenging,” said Dr. Beatriz Martinez Lopez, associate professor in the Department of Medicine & Epidemiology and director of CADMS at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. “We are pleased to see that the integration of LabLINK HIMS with Disease BioPortal will assist with that process.”

Since 2010, GVL’s LabLINK HIMS software has been used by swine veterinarians and integrated producers for more effective herd health management. The software platform consolidates diagnostic results in one location and offers tools for analyzing and visualizing findings, providing users with better information for reducing mortality and morbidity, while increasing profitability.

Now with the UC Davis partnership, LabLINK HIMS automatically transmits data into Disease BioPortal, which offers more dynamic tools for interpretation, visualization and multi-level analysis, such as phylogenetic analysis of sequences and spatio-temporal-genomic mapping.

“The combined efforts of these software programs speeds the process of aggregating and interpreting information, while also improving communication of the findings and proposed actions to production personnel with visual tools and customized reports,” added Joel Harris, director of product at GlobalVetLINK.

Veterinary practices and production systems who want to discuss implementing LabLINK HIMS and Disease BioPortal should contact the GVL sales department at 515-817-5703 or

In addition to diagnostic results and analysis, GlobalVetLINK offers complete Herd Health Management Solutions for the food animal industry, simplifying management of Veterinary Feed Directives (VFDs), Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (CVIs), and veterinary prescriptions through its online platform. GVL SmartEngine™ technology helps ensure animal health documents are accurate, complete and compliant.

Learn more about LabLINK HIMS at Learn more about Disease BioPortal at


About GlobalVetLINK
GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) was founded in 2001 and is the nation’s leader in providing easy-to-use, web-based animal health solutions for food and companion animal health practitioners. GVL’s intuitive online certification solutions enable users to quickly and accurately create professional health records, including Veterinary Feed Directives (VFDs), Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (CVIs), Veterinary Prescriptions, diagnostic results and history, Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) test certificates and more. The GVL system uniquely connects veterinarians, producers and animal owners, feed distributors, animal diagnostic laboratories, industry partners, and government officials to improve overall animal wellness and safety. GlobalVetLINK services support animal health practitioners to establish protocols that will help improve their business in all aspects including saving money and time. For more information, go to

The Disease BioPortal® is under the copyright of the Regents of the University of California and is developed, hosted and maintained at the UC Davis Center for Animal Disease Modeling and Surveillance (CADMS).