National Hog Farmer

GlobalVetLink Achieves Nationwide Validation

All Fifty States Now Authorize Veterinarians to Utilize the GVL Electronic Health Certification System.

Ames, Iowa: GlobalVetLink (PRWEB) August 4, 2010 -GlobalVetLink (GVL®), the leader in electronic animal health documentation, reached a long sought-after milestone as Rhode Island became the 50th state to authorize electronic issuance of veterinary health certificates managed through their subscription-based online system. This achievement establishes GVL’s digital system as the nationally recognized legal equivalent to traditional paper processes required for interstate movement. Beyond convenience, GVL's system provides a far more accurate and secure approach to insuring health certificate compliance. Now veterinarians are able to effectively document the movement of animals to and from all 50 states and three U.S. Territories in real time.

“GVL’s nationwide recognition makes the job of regulated movement of food production and competitive animals all that more efficient,” states Conrad Schmidt, DVM, of GlobalVetLink’s board of directors. “Veterinarians can now provide current and verified certificates of health electronically nationwide. This not only controls costs for owners, it plays a vital role in preventing the potential for inadvertent cross-state disease transmission.” GVL user, Dr. Caroline Niederman of Houston, TX concurs, “Veterinarians and owners love the GVL service. Health certificate documentation requirements are simplified and available to any official at any time. It not only saves time, it serves an important role in veterinary medicine nationwide.”


Since GlobalVetLink's inception in 1999, over 150 million animal movements have been qualified and monitored by GVL services. The company’s electronic system eases veterinary paperwork burden and improves the efficiency of the animal health regulatory process. With a national database including digital photo capability, connectivity with diagnostic laboratories, state animal health officials and animal owners, GVL is THE digital resource for assuring safe animal movement.