Merck Animal Health and GlobalVetLINK Announce VFD Partnership, Aquaculture Webinar

by | Aug 24, 2016 | News | 0 comments

GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) and Merck Animal Health announced today a partnership for GVL’s electronic Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) System, FeedLINK®.

To help the industry prepare for coming VFD changes, the two companies are hosting a “VFD Survival Strategy for Aquaculture Production” webinar on Thursday, September 15 at noon CDT. Additional details of the webinar are at

FeedLINK is a web-based system that provides end-to-end management of VFDs, helping to ensure compliance with the Veterinary Feed Directive for veterinarians, producers and feed manufacturers.

Merck Animal Health’s decision to partner with GlobalVetLINK helps ensure the industry has access to a complete, accurate and reliable solution for VFD compliance.

“Antibiotic stewardship is critical to the future of the industry and we are proud to partner with GVL to provide additional resources to help meet the needs of our customers,” said Scott Bormann, Vice President, North America Operations, Merck Animal Health.

“Because our FeedLINK system builds drug label requirements and instructions into the VFD creation process, it’s critical that we continue to work with animal health companies like Merck Animal Health for accurate and complete information,” said Cliff Smith, GVL Chief Executive Officer. “For more than 10 years, the industry has trusted GlobalVetLINK with providing a complete VFD management solution, and we’re confident that veterinarians, feed distributors and producers can continue to rely on us for help with compliance.”

Merck Animal Health is the most recent company to partner with GVL for VFDs, joining several other major animal health companies.

GlobalVetLINK offers complete Herd Health Management Solutions for the food animal industry, simplifying management of VFDs, CVIs, diagnostic results and scripts through its online platform. Patent-pending GVL SmartEngine™ technology helps ensure animal health documents are accurate, complete and compliant.

Learn more about GlobalVetLINK at


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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. Their 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), Veterinary Prescriptions, diagnostic results and history, Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) test certificates and more. The GVL system uniquely connects veterinarians, producers and 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. For more information, go to

About Merck Animal Health
For 125 years, Merck has been a global health care leader working to help the world be well. Merck Animal Health, known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada, is the global animal health business unit of Merck. Through its commitment to the Science of Healthier Animals™, Merck Animal Health offers veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments one of the widest range of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services. Merck Animal Health is dedicated to preserving and improving the health, well-being and performance of animals. It invests extensively in dynamic and comprehensive R&D resources and a modern, global supply chain. Merck Animal Health is present in more than 50 countries, while its products are available in some 150 markets. For more information, visit or connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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