ACVR Website Update

03/02/2012

The next version of the website will be rolled out sometime in March if everything goes as planned. We will be updating the website's capabilities in phases. Initially you will be able to login and view the private parts of the website using your full email address (or just the first part of your email address before the @ symbol) and your password.

There will be no more 'Members Only' section. The links you see will depend on whether you are a Diplomate, Resident, Council Member, Society Only Member, or an Administrative Staff Member.

Initially your password will be the same as it is now, but you will be able to change it if desired. If you forget your password, you will need to choose a new one...no more 'Forgot Your Password' email feature. Once logged-in, you will have full-text access to the Journal without doing anything else.

You will also have the ability to search the new Private Directory, but updates to the Directory will still occur as they do now. You must notify us of changes via the 'Contact Us' email form and we will update your contact information for you. You will be able to view your information, but not edit it. Please review your profile to make sure it is correct. If not, please notify us of corrections via the 'Contact Us' email form and we will correct it for you. The public will still use the Directory of Diplomates to search for a member's public information. The Private Directory will only be available to members and will, by default, determine your official email address registered with the ACVR and the address where your Journal will be sent. Diplomate pictures will not be available initially.

In the next phase, you will be able to edit your Private Directory information. Once you are comfortable doing that, we will enable optional Diplomate entry of information for the Public Directory. The Public Directory will replace the Map of Diplomates. We will not be importing any information from the existing Map of Diplomates. Therefore you will need to re-enter any information you want to make available to the public. You will be able to enter a public work address, work phone number, services offered, and what species you treat, for example. Once there is enough public information entered, we will activate the Public Directory. Anyone will be able to search the Public Directory to find a Diplomate near them. The public will also have the ability to view a Google map of the Diplomate's work location and obtain driving directions. A later feature will allow the public to find the nearest locations of Diplomates if their initial search for a particular city comes up empty.