Animal Health Officials & Document Inspectors

GVL® provides online connectivity between veterinarians and state animal health officials, allowing instant online access of regulatory documents such as Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (CVIs) to appropriate officials. The instant online access and searchable database allows for quicker response and containment of animal disease diagnosis and outbreaks in an emergency situation.

GVL produces official state veterinary health documents under individual license agreements with each state. These documents and related animal health data are securely stored by GVL and accessible at anytime by the creating veterinarian and states of origin and destination.


GVL health documents feature official and verifiable electronic signatures of the issuing veterinarians and resulting diagnostic lab technicians. These e-signatures are approved for official animal movement in all 50 U.S. states. When inspecting a GVL electronic document, the e-signature should be clear and not interfere with the embedded watermark on the document. Should you have any questions or concerns about the validity of an e-signature on a GVL document, contact the originating veterinarian for verification or the office of the state veterinarian.


Rather than hand rendered drawings of animal markings, GVL health documents, including Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA or Coggins) test certificates, feature full-color, digital photos of animals. For equine EIA users, it is required that these photos clearly display the animal’s left side, right side and front. Be sure to determine that the photos on the document match the written description of color, markings and other distinguishing criteria. Visual verification of the legitimacy of the photos on digital health documents is required in some states. Please refer to your state regulations regarding the inspection of these documents.


All GVL health documents will include contact information for the originating veterinarian, including a phone number. Should you question the validity of information in a GVL health document, please contact the veterinarian at the phone number provided.


State regulations regarding the inspection of animal health documents vary. Please refer to our State Regulations resource page for more information on state regulations.