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California Department of Food and Agriculture

Electronic Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (eCVIs)


The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) encourages accredited veterinarians to use electronic Certificates of Veterinary Inspections (eCVIs) when a CVI is needed for intrastate or interstate movement of animals.

Any eCVI submitted to CDFA must meet the California CVI requirements (CA Code of Regulations Section 830.3), and it is recommended that the eCVI adhere to the current USDA XML data standards for CVIs.

As of February 1, 2018, CDFA is aware of the following eCVI providers:

California accredited veterinarians have different options, depending on whether the CVI is for large or small animals.

Large animals: CDFA can provide accredited veterinarians with a paper California CVI, or accredited veterinarians can contact an outside eCVI provider. Small animals: CDFA does not provide CVIs for small animals. California veterinarians can use an eCVI from an outside provider or the APHIS Form 7001 (except in cases when the destination state does not accept the APHIS Form 7001). APHIS Form 7001 can be downloaded from the APHIS website here.

The eCVI providers are not a representative of the state, and the state does not review or endorse any third party eCVI providers at this time. Any questions about eCVI providers should be directed to the providers. For any companies that require CDFA approval of a veterinarian’s account, please allow 1-2 business days for CDFA to process the approval request.