Use of GlobalVetLINK’s eEIA system (online Coggins) is approved by USDA for international shipment as proof of a negative EIA test to supplement the USDA international health certificate documentation. Other certificate types from GlobalVetLINK are not yet available for international movement, but we hope will become available in the future.
Details of USDA-APHIS approval of the GlobalVetLINK eEIA form related to International travel only. USDA will accept a third party vendor’s version of the VS Form 10-11, “Equine Infectious Anemia ” if the following conditions are met:
Please contact us regarding any questions on this policy and requirements.
No. GVL certificates are secure and cannot be altered after the document is finalized. EIAs will need to be voided and resubmitted to the laboratory. Based on the laboratory’s regulations, the vet might be able to use the same blood sample. eCVIs will need to be voided and recreated.
Client information is secure on GVL’s server much more so than on public sites often subject to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Client records are the private property of the veterinary clinic. State and Federal logins only allow access to completed certificate information. Agricultural Law Enforcement and Brand Investigators may also view only completed certificates or may call their state department of agriculture in the event that more information may be needed.
No, GlobalVetLINK is an online solution for certificates. That is a benefit for veterinarians as they can input an owner’s name once then search for it the next time they want to use the same information. Not only is the database used to store and reuse information, it also transmits that information to the necessary public health officials so that you won’t have to mail anything.
Yes. Practitioners in every state can sign up for GlobalVetLINK services to generate EIA (Coggins) certificates, health certificates (eCVIs), veterinary feed directives (VFDs), and prescriptions.
You can use any computer with internet access. See the System Requirements section on this page for further tips on optimizing GlobalVetLINK performance.
While many states do not have regulations specific to digital pictures, most require at least one clear picture showing a defining characteristic of the horse. Several states require three pictures of each horse. To find out your state’s requirements regarding digital pictures, contact your state veterinarian. Contact information for state veterinarians can be found here.
If your veterinarian uses GlobalVetLINK services, you may access your completed EIA (Coggins) certificates, health certificates (eCVIs), GoPass certificates, veterinary feed directives (VFDs), and prescriptions via our website MyVetLink, just click on Sign Up.
Your veterinarian will need your valid email address to enable access.
You may then log in with to MyVetLINK to view and print your completed certificates as often as you like.
Please contact your veterinarian for more information. If you have any problems please contact GlobalVetLINK Support at 515-817-5704.
You must have one of the following web browsers installed on your machine:
You need to have pop ups enabled. Access your browser menu to enable pop ups.
A digital camera is not a requirement for using GlobalVetLINK. Smart phones can be used to take the images required. Our HorseSYNC app is a great tool for taking the images and gathering the horse information. If you are wanting to use a digital camera, please take the following points into consideration.
There are three key concepts to consider when buying a digital camera for use with GlobalVetLINK:
Megapixels are the number of million pixels that make up an image. Since GlobalVetLINK certificates use pictures smaller than 3 X 5, a 1MP camera would be more than adequate. While more mega pixels provide more clarity with larger photos, it also means that the image will be a larger file size and take longer to upload the photos. If you already have a camera with greater than 1 Mega Pixel resolution, simply change the settings to 1 Mega Pixel or 640 X 480.
Buy a camera with at least 16MB of internal memory or buy a camera that can use expandable memory (such as a memory card or memory stick). Consider that you will need to take three pictures of every horse: a left view, a right view, and a head view. You should consider a camera with the least amount of bells and whistles. Since you will be carrying this with you into barns, it get well used over time.
Buy a camera that will work with your computer. Most cameras will come with a driver. A driver is software (it is usually included with the camera on a CD) to install on your computer. Basically, it allows your computer to transfer pictures from your camera. The camera box should say what computer platforms the driver is compatible with, such as Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista.
When buying a camera, you may want to look in the web cam section of stores for lower resolution cameras that are more inexpensive. If you choose to purchase a web cam, make sure it is one that you can take with you and does not require a cable connection to your computer to take pictures.