GlobalVetLINK Tool Eases Concerns of Changes to VFD

Ames, Iowa (June 5, 2015) – On June 3, 2015 the FDA released a major policy change in how animal stakeholders will be required to handle Veterinary Feed Directives (VFDs). The changes announced will affect multiple animal health areas, such as pharmaceutical companies, veterinarians and producers. The animal health industry will be seeing changes in many areas, however one specific change addresses documentation for compliance regarding VFDs. GlobalVetLINK released a system more than 7 years ago that provides a digital solution for VFD communication and compliance, branded FeedLINK®.

FeedLINK is being used today by veterinarians across the US who have already written thousands of VFDs using GVL’s real-time system. GlobalVetLINK is working quickly to identify needed modifications to the system due to the new ruling; however with a proven system in place, implementation of these changes will happen seamlessly. GlobalVetLINK CEO, Cliff Smith stated, “GlobalVetLINK is in a great position to respond to the needs of the industry and aid in compliance and communication for each segment of animal health stakeholders.” Smith went on to say “The FeedLINK system is a digital solution already in place for stakeholders to focus animal health and wellness rather than processing paperwork.”

GlobalVetLINK is already working with veterinarians, producers, feed mills, pharmaceutical companies, and other stakeholders to support their efforts in this transition. For more information about FeedLINK, visit or call 515-817-5701.

GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) was founded in 2001 and is the nation’s leader in digital animal health records, providing intuitive online certification solutions that enable animal health practitioners to quickly and accurately create professional health records. Their services embrace both companion and food animal where animal health practitioners and their clients can manage their records at any time and from anywhere with Internet access. The GVL® system uniquely connects veterinarians, animal owners, 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.

Media Contact: Amy Yarnell
GlobalVetLINK LC
2604 Northridge Parkway
Ames, IA 50010
Ph: 515-817-5054

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