Electronic Certificates of Veterinary Inspection

In 2005, the Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) introduced Hoosier producers and veterinarians to the electronic certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI).

By incorporating digital-age technology into the traditional CVI-writing process, electronic CVIs make the reporting process simpler for veterinarians and producers, and improve animal trace-back efficiencies in a disease situation.

BOAH recommends four different types of electronic CVIs.  All electronic CVI options can be signed and submitted electronically, eliminating the need to mail BOAH a paper copy of completed electronic CVIs. The needs of your clients and capabilities of your clinic will help you decide which electronic CVI is the best fit for you.

BOAH: Policy on Official CVI forms

AgConnect® mCVI Mobile App

The mCVI is a free app available for iPads, iPhones, Androids, and tablets, through the Apple App Store and Google Play. The mCVI can be created and signed without access to the internet. The app will automatically submit signed CVIs to the state-of-origin and the state-of-destination the next time the app connects to the internet via WiFi (open the app when device is connected to WiFi).

Features

  • Import client info stored on a phone or tablet to populate fields in the mCVI.
  • Import pictures of animals taken with your phone or tablet.
  • Import large volumes of animal IDs and animal info electronically via a spreadsheet file.

Information
AgConnect mCVI 

Indiana's Electronic Certificate (IN eCVI)

Indiana's eCVI is a free, fillable pdf provided upon request to practitioners who are licensed and accredited in Indiana.  All you need to complete an IN eCVI is a computer and a copy of Adobe's free Adobe Reader software (http://get.adobe.com/reader/). 

Features

  • Internet connection is not needed to create, sign, and print, but you will need internet connection to submit the IN eCVI to BOAH via e-mail.
  • To save time, veterinarians may create client templates by prefilling consignor information and saving those templates on a computer.
  • Save the master template to a computer so it can be used each time you need to complete a CVI for a client.

Information
To obtain an IN eCVI master template contact BOAH at: 317-544-2400.
(A new and improved version became available in September 2017.)

Tutorial Videos for Completing Electronic Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (eCVI) 

IN eCVI version 3.2 User Guide

Veterinary Services Process Streamlining (VSPS)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture offers a web-based system that is free. It requires internet connectivity to fill out and submit certificates and it requires a log-in. This system can only be used for the following large animal species: alpaca, bison, bovine, caprine, cervidae, equine, llama, ovine, and porcine. 

Features

  • Import large volumes of animal IDs and animal info electronically via a spreadsheet file
  • FREE online Coggins submission for EIA
  • Accredited veterinarians and laboratories can add tests results
  • Create and save certificate templates for future use
  • Issued certificates can be saved, then edited for future use
  • Add vaccination info rapidly
  • The quick-copy auto-fill feature allows multiple animals to be added rapidly

Information
VSPS website: https://vsapps.aphis.usda.gov/vsps/ 
VSPS Getting Started Guide 
VSPS Interstate Library

Global VetLINK (GVL)

GVL's electronic CVI is an online, fee-based service that requires access to the internet to create, manage, and submit CVIs.

Features

  • Coggins (EIA) certificates (EquusLINK)
  • Storage and retrieval of lab results (LabLINK)
  • Veterinary Feed Directives (eVFDs)
  • Certificate retrieval for clients through MyVetLINK.com

Information
For a complete listing and samples of Global VetLINK products visit: http://globalvetlink.com/.
For more information on Global VetLINK's sister-site, MyVetLINK.com, visit: www.myvetlink.com/.
For YouTube videos on Global VetLINK products visit: www.youtube.com/user/GlobalVetLink.

 

Comparisons of CVI Solutions
 

Features & Benefits

mCVI

eCVI

VSPS

GVL

Paper

Enables practitioners to meet Indiana's movement documentation requirements

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Consistently readable CVI document

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Same program can be used to create certificates for all species

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Save on space and search time with electronic file storage

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Save on postage with electronic delivery to clients and state officials

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Include more animals on a single CVI

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Faster creation of CVIs with pre-filled templates for regular movements

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Easy upload of multiple, unique animal IDs

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Use anywhere with mobile app access

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Convenient, automated electronic submission to State Officials

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More accurate ID with animal photo and brand image upload

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Easy records access with automated searchable archive of CVIs

   

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24/7 validation of premises ID

     

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24/7 access to records by client
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Increased accuracy with automated test data integration

   

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