FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — APR. 19, 2013 — GlobalVetLINK introduces an electronic six-month equine passport health certificate that may be a substitute for the existing paper-based, 30-day electronic Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (eCVI) health certificate.
Veterinarians in the state of Georgia are approved to issue GoPass certificates for horses entering Florida, Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. The horses may travel to all 13 states, plus Georgia, on one GoPass. The user-friendly, point and click functionality of creating an electronic GoPass certificate makes it a more efficient method than the traditional hand-written, 30-day certificate or the paper-based equine passport option.
Georgia GoPass Guidelines:
- The horse must have a current GVL eCVI in the system (created within the past 30 days).
- The horse must have a current GVL EIA Certificate in the system (created within the past 12 months).
GoPass Certificates are submitted to the Georgia Department of Agriculture for approval and made available to the client’s veterinarian after they are electronically signed by a State Animal Health Official.
Owners will log their itineraries through an owner portal site – MyVetLINK.com, where they can also access their GVL EIA certificates.
If you are a current subscriber to GlobalVetLINK, you already have access to the GoPass certificate and will find the GoPass option on your list of available certificates. If you are not currently a GVL subscriber and would like more information on the GoPass or any other service GlobalVetLINK has to offer, including electronic EIAs, Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (eCVIs), For Sale certificates, Electronic Veterinary Feed Directives (eVFDs) or MyVetLINK.com, do not hesitate to call 515-817-5701 or visit our website at www.globalvetlink.com.
GlobalVetLINK (GVL) was founded in 2001 and is the nation's leader in electronic animal health records, providing intuitive online certification solutions that enable animal health practitioners to quickly and accurately create professional health records. Their services embrace both companion and food animal where animal health practitioners and their clients can manage their records at any time and from anywhere with Internet access. The GVL system uniquely connects veterinarians, 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.