American College of Veterinary Radiology

Challenge: ACVR—the American College of Veterinary Radiology—is a non-profit organization of veterinary specialists in Radiology and Radiation Oncology whose members include veterinary and radiology professionals, ACVR societies, affiliations and pet owners. ACVR needed a website that would meet the needs of this wide variety of audiences and would offer a way to coordinate calendars, news and listserv permissions for mailings, as well as a way to filter different levels of private information by level of access. ACVR also needed the ability to coordinate and showcase case presentations through the website and to update Maintenance of Certification (MOC) for members. And finally, they needed to be able to collect dues and fees, advertise job listings, and do general advertising. Because they had such a variety of custom needs, they required more than an out-of-the-box website solution could provide.

Solution: Lunar Logic built a Drupal site that connected to ACVR’s listserv and accommodated the level of permission-based calendars, advertising and emailing required. Additionally, in order to enforce continuing education and to give members a place to keep track of their ongoing professional development, the website was designed with a MOC system built in Ox for Mongo; this gives ACVR members a wide variety of reporting options on status of residencies and allows ACVR to keep track of members’ ongoing work, including professional certifications and accomplishments, volunteer work, etc. Members are able to opt in or out of providing profile information.

Results: With the new website, ACVR is able to successfully manage their networking efforts, calendars, news and events. They are now able to coordinate listserv permissions for mailings and can easily filter information by level of access. The website has also given ACVR the ability to coordinate and showcase members’ ongoing education, professional development, certifications, etc., so that veterinary medical boards can easily access information about MOC. With these tools, ACVR is able to serve its membership better than ever before. The new website has also given ACVR the ability to successfully advertise offerings to the public and members, including job openings, help in finding a specialist, information about the International Veterinary Radiology Association, purchase of textbooks, etc.

Top image courtesy of ACVR and Dr. Kelly Weaver
Bottom image courtesy of ACVR and Dr. Tracy LaDue
Home Page image courtesy of ACVR and Dr. Bob Peachman

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