Support Report from GVL Customer Success – August 2020

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Welcome to our monthly newsletter created by the Customer Success team to highlight seasonal trends, helpful hints, and GVL news.

A view from our desks (at home) 

August was another strong month with cases reaching over 3,700, and it continued to hold a steady pace keeping our support team busy. However, on the 10th of this month a massive storm called a Derecho tore through most of Iowa, leaving many of our team members without power or internet. This caused our team to shut down for a couple of days. Thankfully, our team is safely back online and ready to help our clients. We appreciated our customers’ patience and understanding during this natural disaster. You can see how our response time to customers was affected by the storm.

Here’s a glimpse of how responsive our team is: 

  • 85.9% of calls were answered in 30 seconds or less
  • Average time to first chat response was 24 seconds

Common questions we’re hearing

Q: “What is this SmartEngine technology and why is it now turned on when I am writing a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection?”

A: We recently turned SmartEngine “On” for all veterinarians who had it off in the past. This technology will double check that state import regulations (found on are met before you e-sign a CVI through GVL. This is to help you issue compliant health certificates.

Other GVL news you should know

Certificate Release Due to Hurricane Laura

GVL will be temporarily releasing certificates to animal owners who need them for evacuations due to Hurricane Laura. Check the details in our blog post

Accreditation Verification

GVL has improved our National Accreditation Number verification process to help you write valid certificates through the GVL platform. In order to be in compliance, the information (last name and NAN) in your GVL profile must match the information on the National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP) website. Be sure to double check your information by clicking on your profile at the bottom left hand corner of your screen when you login to GVL.

Ali Tam is a GVL Customer Success Representative.

Learn more about her in our Employee Spotlight blog post.

We’re here to help

The GVL Customer Success Team is available via chat, email or phone every day from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. central time. Call 515-817-5704 or email

Training Sessions

Join a live training session with the support team, or request a training session for your team.

Help Center

Explore the GVL help center for training materials, frequently asked questions and helpful resources.


View in-depth training sessions or brief demo tutorials on GVL’s YouTube channel.

Recent GVL Blog Posts

How Not One More Vet (NOMV) is Supporting Veterinary Professionals

How Not One More Vet (NOMV) is Supporting Veterinary Professionals

With September being National Suicide Prevention Month, we’re highlighting an organization whose goal is to support mental health among animal health professionals and end suicide in the veterinary community: Not One More Vet (NOMV).The nonprofit organization started...

Certificate Release Due to Hurricane Sally

Certificate Release Due to Hurricane Sally

GVL will be temporarily releasing Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (CVIs) / health certificates and Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) / Coggins test certificates to animal owners who need them for evacuations due to Hurricane Sally.The certificates will be emailed...

Upcoming Events and Shows

Upcoming Events and Shows

We are looking forward to having some events coming up this month. Let us know if you're joining these virtual or in-person shows. KVMA Mid-America Veterinary ConferenceVirtual Exhibitor & On-Demand SessionSeptember 18-19, 2020 On-Demand Learn more: 12th...