What's new about our website?

We’ve recently launched a redesign of our website, with a key focus on improving user experience. Following feedback from website visitors and various usability testing exercises with a group of volunteers, we’ve made changes to help people find what they want, faster.

The redesign includes a complete overhaul of the layout, structure and navigation of our whole family of sites: Professionals, Animal Owners, Find a Vet and RCVS Knowledge.

Here is a walk-through of some of the main changes we’ve made;

 

Improved navigation between our sites

In the top right corner of our website, we’ve introduced a new menu to help you to navigate to our different websites. You’ll see this menu across all our sites, on every page.

Screenshot of supernav menu

 

New menus

To make it easier to find what you’re looking for we’ve introduced ‘mega menus’. You can hover over any item in the primary navigation i.e. “News & Views” or “Lifelong learning” and a menu will drop down below so you can see, at a glance, the pages contained within that section.

Screenshot of mega menu

 

Dedicated new site for Find a Vet

We’ve moved our Find a Vet search tool onto a new site of its own. You can access it from the main menu which appears at the top of any page.
On the Find a Vet website, you can search for a practice, a vet or a vet nurse, all in one place.

Screenshot of Find a Vet homepage

 

Content restructure

We’ve reorganised our content and moved a number of our pages to new sections. Here are some of the main pages which have moved, with links to their new location;

 

Easy access to the PDRs

You can now access the PDRs from any page on our Professionals’ website. Simply click on the “My CPD” button in the top right corner of each page and you’ll be taken to a page with links to both the Vet PDR and the VN PDR.

Screenshot of My CPD button

 

Improved mobile experience

We’ve worked hard to enhance the user experience on different devices. We’ve made changes to the menus to help with navigation, as well as improving the design, so browsing our sites on a mobile or tablet should be a smoother experience.

Screenshot of new sites on tablet and mobile

Let us know what you think

If you have any feedback about our new sites, please do get in touch.