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Digital Health Documents Simplify Animal Ownership

With show season and hurricane season upon us, it is important to have access to your horses coggins certificates. Here are step-by-step instructions for setting up your access to all of your horses documentation within GlobalVetLink.

Account Setup

1 – Go to

2 – Click on the Sign Up option in the upper right hand corner and choose Animal Owner/Agent.

3 – Enter your email address (Owners must use the same email address you give your veterinarian).

4 – Enter a password of at least 8 characters.

5 – Read and agree to the Terms of Service.

6 – Click Register.

7 – Go to your email where you will find an email from GlobalVetLINK. Click on the link in the email to verify your account.

8 – Enjoy 24/7 access to your animals' GVL certificates.

Locating Completed Certificates in GlobalVetLink

GlobalVetLink stores completed certificates for ten (10) years. Any user with a login can search for completed certificates based on the search criteria seen below. Though a blank search can be performed, the date MUST populated.

To Search:

  1. Click Manager.

  2. Click Archives.

  3. Type in one or more values in the search criteria categories.

  4. Adjust the dates.

  5. Click Search.

Definitions for Search

•Search Certificates - Select All Certs or a specific certificate type •Billing Dates - The date that the certificate was completed (a wide date range extending through the current date is recommend) •Also Search By - User has the capability to select another search feature that includes the following: •Certificate Number - Number on the top right hand corner of the certificate. Examples: EIA-123456; 14-IA-123456 •Species - Species of animal •Origin State - The state the animal(s) originated •Owner Information - The first and/or last name of the Owner/Consignor •Issuing Veterinarian - The first and/or last name of the issuing veterinarian

If a certificate type was chosen, more advanced Search options are available, which include the following:

•Premises ID - The Premises ID of the origin of the animal(s) •Carrier Information - The first/last/business name of the carrier of the animal(s) •Origin Information - The first/last/business name of the origin of the animal(s) •Destination Information - The first/last/business name of the destination of the animal(s) •Animal/Animal Group Name - The name of the animal/animal group •Animal ID - Additional IDs of the animal(s)

The results will return certificates based on the certificate type selected and date range entered. Click on the certificate number to access the pdf document. (See system requirements for Adobe Reader information.) To email the certificate(s), check the box next to each certificate number, then click Email Selected Certificates, which will appear below the Search button.

Tip: The search function is very specific, and filling out just one field in the search fields will most likely return the best results. If you have an uncommon name of owner or the animal, it would be beneficial for the search, rather than a common name which may pull up multiple results.

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