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1. What does an ARCH certification cost?
2. What if there is no Internet access at the clinic I am attending?
3. Can anyone view my animal’s information?
4. Does ARCH certify mixed breed dogs and cats?
5. Is my animals unique password the same as the password I use to login?
6. Does ARCH certify cats?
7. Will all cardiac clinics be using ARCH to certify animals?
8. Where can I find a Board-certified Cardiologist or Board-certified Ophthalmologist?
1. What does an ARCH certification cost?
Congenital & Adult Onset Certifications - $15.00

You may qualify for a "Clinic Discount" by having your animal screened at a clinic set-up by a cardiologist/breed organization, or by organizing multiple screening with your cardiologist.

Creating a user account and placing your animals in the registry is free of charge.
2. What if there is no Internet access at the clinic I am attending?
Owners and doctors both have the ability to print exam forms prior to an upcoming clinic. ARCH suggests that if you are unsure about the availability of an Internet connection at an upcoming clinic, you print exam forms for your animals, or print blank forms and bring them with you to the clinic. You can print forms by:

- Signing into ARCH and clicking the “Print Exam Forms” button located in the lower right hand corner of your list of animals.

- You may also select a specific animal from your list and then click the “Print Form” button from their demographics page.

- The system will provide instructions, letting you select the forms you wish to print. Cardiologists will keep the competed forms for a cardiac exam and will send them into ARCH. The information and certificate will then be accessible through your online account.
3. Can anyone view my animal’s information?
No – your animal’s information (demographics, and certificates), as well as owner profiles, are completely private.

To make them searchable by the public, and other breeders, you must select “Allow Public View of Certificate” on your animal’s certificate form.
4. Does ARCH certify mixed breed dogs and cats?
Yes – when selecting your animal’s breed, simply choose “Other”, and type in a description of your animal.
5. Is my animals unique password the same as the password I use to login?
You can have the same password but we do not recommend this. We recommend using a different password than the one used for your personal account.

Passwords are only used to share information with other owners. Certified Cardiologists and Ophthalmologists do not need a password to gain access to your animals information for screening purposes. They only need your animals unique ID (AKC, CHIP, TICA, etc.)
6. Does ARCH certify cats?
Yes – the process and fees are identical. The only difference will be seen in the exam forms used.
7. Will all cardiac clinics be using ARCH to certify animals?
Only screenings and clinics performed by Board-certified cardiologists and Board-certified ophthalmologists are included in the ACVIM Registry of Companion Animal Health.
8. Where can I find a Board-certified Cardiologist or a Board-certified Ophthalmologist?
ACVIM has the ACVIM Specialist Search where you can search and find a Board-certified Cardiologist(s) near you.
ACVO has the ACVO Ophthalmologist Search where you can find a Board-certified Ophthalmologist(s) near you.

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