Apply to be a

Board Member

Are you ready to advance as an individual in your career, while positively impacting our profession for women?

Now’s your chance.


Embarking on our mission to empower women in the veterinary field, we initially directed our efforts toward getting more women into leadership roles within local, state, and national veterinary organizations. The remarkable outcomes we’ve achieved within the last decade are a testament to this commitment.

One of our esteemed founding board members, Dr. Lori Teller, has recently held the position of immediate past-President at the AVMA. Dr. Rena Carlson, another outstanding leader, now serves as the President of the AVMA. These accomplished women are just a glimpse of the incredible individuals who remain at the forefront of our community.

Looking to the future

While our dedication to fostering leadership in our field remains unwavering, we also acknowledge the vast array of leadership prospects in today’s dynamic veterinary landscape.

Our mission extends to empowering women to seize leadership opportunities in diverse forms.

We want to champion those who aspire to lead through practice ownership or pivotal roles within industry and corporate veterinary practices, recognizing that each journey is unique, brimming with its distinct set of challenges.

These realizations have guided our strategy and propelled us toward more collaborative partnerships with other amazing affinity organizations.

Living LeadHERship

In the transformative year of 2022, we refined our focus into a triad we named ‘Living Leadership.’ This holistic framework is designed to empower women across the spectrum by providing comprehensive leadership training, advocating for the dismantling of barriers to advancement, and fostering expansive networks and collaborations within our vibrant community.


We provide leadership training and resources for veterinary professionals.


We work to promote women’s leadership and reduce barriers to advancement.


We facilitate networks and collaborations to support women as veterinary leaders.

What’s in it for me?

As a board member, you’ll be at the forefront of our mission, driving gender equity within veterinary leadership.

Forge lifetime connections and expand your professional network in the world of women leaders in veterinary medicine.
Hone your leadership skills, a journey of continuous growth and empowerment.
Whether you’re new to serving on a board or looking to enhance your experience with board governance, we want your contribution!
Develop your mentorship abilities or seize the opportunity to be mentored by the best in our field.
Gain an enriched perspective on new career opportunities by exploring diverse roles and sectors within our dynamic profession.

What to Expect

Complete your application so we can get to know a little about you!

Complete the Competencies Assessment included in the application.
The core competencies for an effective board fall into five categories: group skills, interpersonal skills, personal leadership skills, technical skills, and personal attributes. We use this assessment to find the right board members to best contribute to WVLDI’s mission.
The applications will be reviewed during the October Board of Directors meeting.
Shortly after this meeting, a vote will be taken.

You’ll hear from our President-elect, Dr. Tangela Williams-Hill, with the results of your application by November 1st.

All new Board Members will be invited to orientation at our December Board meeting.

Not able to commit to serving on the Board? Contact us and stay in touch for volunteer opportunities or other ways to get involved with us!

Interested in getting involved with WVLDI?

There may be many areas available: board service, social media contribution, student outreach, speakers bureau, fundraisers, sponsorships, and mentorships.

So if you have an interest in getting involved with WVLDI, please contact us using our form, and let us know what you are interested in and what immediate skills you can bring to the table!