GlobalVetLink for State Animal Health Officials

GlobalVetLink streamlines the submission and review of required animal health and movement documents to increase the efficiency of state-by-state review processes.

The GlobalVetLink software platform assists nearly 12,000 veterinarians in the US and Canada with their government and industry regulatory needs for the movement and health of animals and animal specimens.

We’re also proud to be a trusted, approved EECVI vendor.

How it Works

GlobalVetLink 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.

What Can My State Do When Diseases Hit?

Log in to your account and put in-platform permit warnings and/or import restrictions in place (for those participating in the EECVI program).

Contact our regulations team to assist with additional precautions and in-platform notifications.

Schedule a platform overview with our team so you know where your team can place in-platform notifications.

How to Verify an Authentic GlobalVetLink CVI

What should you look for to verify that a GlobalVetLink certificate is authentic? Check out this handy resource.

How to Verify an Authentic GlobalVetLink EIA

What should you look for to verify that a GlobalVetLink certificate is authentic? Check out this handy resource.

SAHO Resources

We have added a notice to the CVI signing process, reminding users that CVIs must be signed within 10 days of the inspection date.

Many states no longer accept USDA APHIS 7001 forms as a valid health certificate, due to security concerns. We put together this information and resource for veterinarians to help them know their options for a valid, secure CVI with GVL.

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Our quarterly data summaries for ADT reporting requirements, a free service for state animal health officials, are available for download in the GlobalVetLink platform.

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We update movement requirements based on your state rules website. These built-in movement requirements in GVL help veterinarians quickly create accurate, compliant health certificates. Your state rules appear in the GVL platform and on our interstate movement site.

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In the event of a disease outbreak, GlobalVetLink users are ready to receive the latest information and adjust to the emergency measures. As the number one provider of electronic Health Certificates and a leader in the animal health industry, GlobalVetLink is a ready and able partner. The GVL platform is a primary resource for distributing emergency animal health information for animal movement. 

GVL can adjust SmartEngine entry requirements for species originating from states or counties with disease outbreaks. If you need to send us your emergency entry requirements, please send them to

Our team worked with the state veterinarians from Georgia, Kentucky, and Montana to create an infographic with EECVI tips that veterinary practices can share with their equine owners.

The infographic can be downloaded, emailed, and shared with veterinary practices and equine owners who have questions about the EECVI process.

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Looking for additional resources to share with owners that help learn more about their EECVIs and MyVetLink accounts? Check out our MyVetLink help center that helps answer frequently asked questions, provides access to training videos, and much more.

MyVetLink Help Center

Acceptance of EECVIs continues to grow among states. Veterinarians create an EECVI in GlobalVetLink and submit to their state animal health official, and provide owners with online access to create their travel permits 24/7.

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We require veterinarian users to have current information (last name and/or NAN) based on the National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP) website in order to sign CVIs, EIA tests, EECVIs, and international health certificates.

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GlobalVetLink University provides a platform to practice creating digital animal health and movement documents, open to anyone who wants to learn.

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GlobalVetLink takes the security of our platform very seriously. In a recent security update, we have updated the watermark found on all GlobalVetLink certificates. 

This enhanced security feature has been rolled out to our platform and will be applied to all certificates created on or after January 10th, 2022. Updates such as this allow us to continue to serve you by incorporating the highest level of security and anti-fraud measures into our platform.

The GlobalVetLink watermark on our certificates enhances the security of the certificate and gives you the confidence that the certificate is valid. Certificates issued through GlobalVetLink provide an advantage over paper submissions and submissions from other electronic providers because they can be easily verified as authentic certificates via the GlobalVetLink watermark. 

All GlobalVetLink certificates with a watermark are valid. You will continue to see the previous version of the GlobalVetLink watermark on certificates that were issued prior to January 10th, 2022.

Animal ID information collected through RFID Readers can be used in certificates created through GlobalVetLink. Learn more about the readers that are compatible with the GVL Compliance Assistant platform and how using data collected through RFID readers can streamline the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) process

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Need a refresher on how to navigate your GlobalVetLink account, or just want an overview of the latest platform updates? Watch a brief training session with our client onboarding team to learn more about your SAHO account in GlobalVetLink.

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GVL data in XML data files will now have an unique identifier.

Although this is not required in the XML data standards, GVL has chosen to add this feature based on your feedback, to allow you to easily identify GVL data within the XML file.

Voided certificates are also now included in XML data files. The XML data files will now contain the new “Voided” attribute, when applicable. The PDF of the voided certificate will also be included in the XML data files.

A voided certificate is one that has been canceled by the veterinarian because it is incorrect and/or no longer needed by the owner.