NEW DIPLOMATE MATERIALS & FAQ's
The information below is provided as a quick reference for new diplomates of the ACVO.

Member Benefits
Learn more how your membership works for you!

When should dues be renewed to remain an active member?
Annually every December-January.

How do I update my information in the member portal?
Use this quick reference guide for using the portal to update information, add a profile photo, biography and more.

How do I sign up for an online subscription to the Veterinary Ophthalmology journal?

Beginning in 2017, the member dues form will provide each member with the option to purchase a printed subscription to the journal or receive the complimentary digital subscription. If you elect to receive the VO digitally online, you will be contacted by Wiley with instructions for creating an account.

List Serve Access

Currently there are two list serves available to members. The 'ACVO List Serve' is a members-only discussion group. The only individuals who are permitted to access this string are ACVO Member/Diplomates, this is now a member benefit of active membership in the College. Primarily discussion revolves around medicine, cases, treatments, recommendations for products, etc. Occasionally posts are made regarding ACVO announcements or issues. Please see this page for guidelines about posting policies.

There is also a ‘VOPH list serve', this discussion group allows participation of ACVO/ECVO Diplomates and Residents, ophthalmologists in other countries with training similar to these organizations, and residents of these ophthalmologists.

New members who want list serve access must opt in by contacting the ACVO office.


Where can I find resources about starting my own practice?
As a new member interested in practice management, you may consider attending the 'Practice Management' course for specialty-specific information, held at the ACVO conference semi-annually.

Although the ACVO does not endorse any particular entity or organization for creating your own practice, materials have been passed along by past speakers on the subject. Please see this PDF for information & tips provided to the ACVO from past Practice Management course speaker, Dr. Charlotte Lacroix.

Annual Service Animal Event
The ACVO National Service Animal Eye Exam event is a philanthropic effort generously provided to the public by the board certified Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists who donate their time, staff and services to provide free screening ocular exams to qualified Service Animals. This program would not be successful without the generosity of our Diplomates and the financial support of all our valuable sponsors. Over 52,000 Service Animals have received these free screening exams over the past nine years. If you would like to sign-up to participate in the next event, please visit our Service Animal website for annual deadlines and clinic tools. Only active members of the ACVO may participate in the event.



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