Electronic Interstate CVI

Digital technology continues to develop and helps with multiple aspects of our daily lives. Multiple options are available to aid veterinarians with increased accuracy and convenience. A few of the benefits of electronic options for CVI include: utilizing equipment already on-hand (smartphones, tablets, computers), no postage stamps, no trips to the post office, automatic submission to the DAH office (with some electronic options).

Getting Started

Options are listed below with a few of their highlights. Check out the following comparison table. There are options for any situation, with or without internet access and with or without a smartphone.

Equipment Needed

There is likely no requirement to purchase new equipment. Different products work with different situations and comfort levels. Web-based solutions work on devices with internet access. The office computer may be used to generate CVIs with a fillable pdf. Other products will automatically submit the CVI to the DAH office. And, for those working in areas of the state with limited to no cell service, there is a solution for that.

Perks to the Electronic CVI

After a short learning period, electronic CVIs are faster to fill out and eliminate handwriting errors. They are more cost effective to send to the DAH office: FREE. There is no sending hard copies through the mail, nor paying for the paper CVI books. They reduce compliance errors as it is impossible to submit a partially completed CVI through these electronic options. They are also able to include any number of animals in groups or with individual IDs, eliminating the need for multiple CVIs for a single animal movement.

Pros and Cons of Using Electronic CVIs

Pros of Using Electronic CVIs:

  • Time savings & improved efficiency
  • No postage costs
  • Import multiple ID numbers into the certificate
  • Improved legibility and accuracy
  • Allows for real-time information exchange

Cons of Using Electronic CVIs:

  • Staff training and variable proficiency
  • Learning curve
  • Initial investment costs in technology

Kansas Approved Electronic CVI Options

Kansas eCVI Fillable PDF Form (for Kansas Veterinarians ONLY)

  • Requires little effort to start using.
  • Great for use in a veterinary clinic.
  • Simple. Complete the red boxes and the form is finished.
  • Must be emailed to DAH within 7 days of the inspection date.
  • Free, fillable PDF form. Adobe’s free Adobe Reader software is required to complete form: http://get.adobe.com/reader/.
  • Internet connection is NOT needed to create, sign, and print. Internet connection IS needed to submit the eCVI to DAH 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 to complete a CVI for a client.
  • To receive the free KS eCVI master template, contact DAH: 785-564-6601.

AgView mCVI

  • Mobile Device: Mobile app that works on any Apple or Android device. 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).
  • Computer: Web page interface for use on any computer with internet access. AgView will automatically submit signed CVIs to the state-of-origin and the state-of-destination.
  • Staff can fill out the form for the veterinarian to sign.
  • Replaces the mCVI app.
  • Clinic accounts allow for veterinarians and support staff to collaborate on CVI creation and submission.
  • CVIs sync across devices, allowing for certificates to be started on one device and completed on another.
  • Easy uploading of addresses and animals - this information can be stored.
  • 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.
  • Access the AgView mCVI website: https://agview.com/login

Veterinary Services Process Streamlining (VSPS):

  • Free, web based CVI option developed and administered by USDA/APHIS
  • Requires Level 2 eAuthentication with USDA. eAuthentication is a registration process that enables users to securely access USDA web applications and services via the internet.
  • To apply for a USDA eAuthentication account, click here.
  • Free, online EIA (Coggins) submission form.
  • Import large volumes of animal IDs and animal info electronically via a spreadsheet file.
  • Accredited veterinarians and laboratories may add tests results.
  • Create, save, edit certificate templates for future use.
  • Add vaccination information rapidly.
  • Quick-copy auto-fill feature allows multiple animals to be added rapidly.
  • Access the VSPS website: https://vsapps.aphis.usda.gov/vsps/

Global VetLINK, LLC (GVL®):

  • Fast, easy eCVI creation and submission for all species.
  • Instant eCVI delivery to and certificate retrieval for clients through MyVetLINK.com.
  • EIA (Coggins) certificates through EquusLINK.
  • Veterinary Feed Directives (eVFDs).
  • Storage and retrieval of lab results through LabLINK.
  • Easy-to-read standardized certificate layout.
  • Precise identification including digital photos and brand images.
  • USDA-approved digital signature technology.
  • Mobile capability.
  • Access the Global VetLINK website: http://www.globalvetlink.com/

Compare CVI Options

Compare CVI Options:

Features & Benefits

Paper

KS eCVI

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VSPS

GVL

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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Cost per certificate

$0.63 ($25 per book of 40)

FREE

$3

  FREE

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