Electronic Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (eCVI)

Electronic Interstate Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (eCVI) provide valuable efficiency to Accredited Veterinarians and their clients. Additionally, the use of electronic systems often ensures the regulatory requirements are met. Several eCVI systems exist and others are being developed. Veterinarians should contact their State Animal Health Official to obtain references to the systems that are recognized and available within their state. Below is a summary of current products available for North Dakota.


eCVI versions for use by veterinarians licensed and accredited in North Dakota include:

Global Vet Link (GVL)
  • Both large and small animals eCVIs
  • Monthly fee and costs per certificate are charged to issuing veterinary clinic
  • Private company
  • Producers may have an account to access their own eCVIs
  • GVL eCVIs are approved for use in all states


Veterinary Services Process Streamlining (VSPS):
  • Large animal eCVIs
  • Desktop application only
  • No cost to users
  • Built & maintained by USDA
  • VSPS eCVIs are approved for interstate use in ND
  • Please check with the other shipping/receiving State before issuing a VSPS eCVI


Vet Sentry
  • Both large and small animals eCVIs
  • Desktop application only
  • Costs per certificate are charged to issuing veterinary clinic
  • Private company.
  • Vet Sentry eCVIs are approved for interstate use in ND
  • Please check with the other shipping/receiving state before issuing a Vet Sentry eCVI


Extended Equine Health Certificates (EECVIs)  
  • Health certificate is valid up to six months
  • Owners have access to online account
  • Automatically submitted to states of origin and destination states
  • Available now in the following states: AL, AR, FL, GA, ID, KS, KY, MD, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NM, OK, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, WA, WV and WY.



  • To be eligible to use an EECVI, the horse must have a veterinary exam, a current negative Equine Infectious Anemia test (Coggins), as well as official identification which may include a USDA approved microchip, photographs, or lifetime brand inspection card from the SD Brand Board.


Prior to Travel, the owner must:

  • Login to the web portal and provide horse information, origin, destination, and date of travel.
  • Retain the travel permit (in either paper or electronic format) issued by the system.
  • Assess the horse for signs of illness - if the horse has shown signs of sickness within seven days of movement, a veterinarian must clear the horse prior to interstate movement.



  • Examines the horse.
  • Confirms the identification.
  • Confirms a negative Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) test. If the EIA test is not valid for at least six more months, a new EIA test can be drawn, or the system will shorten the expiration date of the EECVI to the date when the EIA test expires.

The North Dakota State Board of Animal Health does not accept USDA APHIS Form 7001 for interstate movement of animals.


Paper CVIs

Paper certificate of veterinary inspection books are available upon request from our office at: Animal Health Division, 600 E Boulevard Ave, Dept. 602, Bismarck, ND 58505.  Please complete the Order Request form and send to our office, along with the amount due.