Digital EECVIs

Extended Equine Certificate of Veterinary Inspection

Compliant travel for six months with GlobalVetLink Extended Equine Health Certificates

While rules vary by state, traveling with horses often requires up-to-date Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (CVI / health certificates), sometimes current within the last month.

Several state animal health departments allow veterinarians and horse owners the option of a six-month health certificate, as long as a current Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) / Coggins test has been provided.

Digital EECVIs: Easy, Compliant and Accurate

Through the GlobalVetLink platform, veterinarians can create an EECVI online, submit it to their state animal health official electronically and provide owners with online access to create their travel permits 24/7.

  • Equine health certificate that lasts up to six months
  • Owners have 24/7 access in online account
  • Travel permits automatically submitted to states
  • Greater participation nationally and growing
Horse Tied to Trailer

Imagine having to pay for separate health papers every time you travel. With EECVIs, you get a six month health certificate for just a few dollars more.

Gayle Spelman, Registered Veterinary Technician, Thomasville Animal Hospital
Thomasville, Georgia

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EECVI Participating States

Acceptance of these six month equine health certificates continues to grow among states. Find out why.

The states that are currently participating in the EECVI program include: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont*, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.

*Vermont only participates May 1 – October 31.

Many additional states plan on participating but are not able to at this time due to the requirement of a legislative rule change period. We will share information as additional states join the program in the future.

If you have questions about your state participating, please contact your state animal health official. Contact information for each state may be found by searching here.

Hover over a state in the interactive map to learn more about state ID requirements.

How long is an EECVI health certificate valid?

GlobalVetLink's easy-to-use software provides Extended Equine CVIs that last for six months.

GlobalVetLink developed EECVIs to support the states that offer six-month health certificates with a digital solution. Through the GVL software system, veterinarians can create an EECVI online, submit it to their state animal health official electronically and provide owners with online access to create their travel permits 24/7.


Free CE Webinar

Vet holding Horse

All About Extended Equine Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (EECVIs)

Presented by Dr. Marty Zaluksi and Dr. Janemarie Hennebelle, this webinar (recorded 12/1/20) provides a history of the EECVI program, an overview of the first two years of the program and how veterinarians and equine travelers are adopting EECVIs.

This program has been approved for one hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval.

Q&A from the webinar

We compiled the questions and answers from the webinar on our blog.