In preparation for the final VFD implementation on January 1, 2017, Zoetis joins GVL to ensure that all label information and instructions for Zoetis products requiring a VFD will be accurate and complete in GVL’s FeedLINK system.
“This is another way we at Zoetis are supporting our livestock customers in their responsible use of antibiotics,” said Kristin Peck, Executive Vice President and President, U.S. Operations at Zoetis. “We know producers and veterinarians are working diligently to comply with the new VFD regulations by the end of this year, and FeedLINK can help them ensure they use antibiotics responsibly to treat disease and improve the health of their animals.”
FeedLINK web-based VFD system provides a tool for veterinarians, feed distributors and clients/producers to manage VFDs, while enabling compliance with the Veterinary Feed Directive. FeedLINK’s digital signature technology and secure cloud-based storage method are 21 CFR Part 11 compliant.
“Working one-on-one with animal health companies like Zoetis, versus a compendium approach, helps ensure that drug label information in GVL’s FeedLINK VFD solution is complete and accurate,” said Cliff Smith, GlobalVetLINK Chief Executive Officer. “For over 10 years, GlobalVetLINK has been providing the animal protein market with a digital compliance solution for VFDs that not only offers the veterinarian, feed distributor and producer a simple-to-use system, but also a system that is 21 CFR Part 11 compliant for digital signatures and electronic data storage.”
Zoetis is the most recent animal health company to collaborate with GlobalVetLINK for VFDs, joining several others.
GlobalVetLINK offers complete Herd Health Management Solutions for the food animal industry, simplifying management of Veterinary Feed Directives (VFDs), Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (CVIs), diagnostic results and analysis, as well as veterinary prescriptions through its online platform. Patent-pending GVL SmartEngine™ technology helps ensure animal health documents are accurate, complete and compliant. Learn more about GlobalVetLINK at www.globalvetlink.com.
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 globalvetlink.com.
Zoetis (zô-EH-tis) is the leading animal health company, dedicated to supporting its customers and their businesses. Building on more than 60 years of experience in animal health, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets veterinary vaccines and medicines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals with sales of its products in more than 100 countries. In 2015, the company generated annual revenue of $4.8 billion with approximately 9,000 employees. For more information, visit www.zoetisUS.com.