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Account Security and Licensing
December 2, 2016 (published)
Karen James

Each person who will access must have their own username and password.

Why do I need to have my own account?
What do I need to create my own account? 
I was told to use a clinic account. How do I do that?
How do I form a payment group?

Why do I need to have my own Account?

  • Personalize your experience
  • Optimize the tools and features to your preference
  • See content that is relevant to your interests
  • Obtain credit for Continuing Education
  • Identify yourself when you post and interact
  • Keep your usernames and login information secure
  • Minimize the risk if colleagues or staff members leave the practice.

What do I need to create my own Account?

In order to access the VIN or VSPN community or to view content hosted by VIN you must create an account. To create a new account you will need to:

  • Provide personal information
  • Provide contact information
  • Provide login credentials

Each time you login you will use the security credentials you provide to access.

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I was told to create a clinic account. How do I do that?

There are no "clinic accounts." VIN and VSPN memberships are licensed to individuals — not to computers, hospitals, e-mail addresses or other locations. 

If there are multiple VIN members working within your practice you can create a VIN Payment Group.

For details see the section on "How do I form a payment group?" below.

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How do I form a ViN payment group?

Designate one member of the group as the group administrator, the main contact for membership and billing purposes. The group administrator is the only person who is authorized to make changes to the group. To add associates, call or email with a list of names, email addresses, positions (owner, associate, staff), and veterinary school information (school name, degree earned, grad month and year).

If you would like to authorize an additional individual (such as practice manager or owner) to be able to administer and change the group, please contact or call 1-800-700-4636. Please note that as a non-veterinarian, your designated group administrator will not have access to the VIN community and will not be allowed to access using a veterinarian's credentials, even with the veterinarian's authorization. See: Membership Eligibility Group Summary.

Click here to read information about groups and pricing.

If you open the MyVIN console and click on the Membership tab, you can access Group Info. If you don’t have a group yet, you will see information regarding forming a group. If you are the administrator of an existing group, you will see the list of group members along with instructions about how to make changes to your group. If you are a group member, you will see your group number and Group Administrator’s name.

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