The Women’s Veterinary Leadership Development Initiative (WVLDI) invites applications to join the Board of Directions.

WVLDI is dedicated to developing veterinary leadership that reflects the character and goals of veterinarians. The Board is a group of volunteers (not necessarily women!) who commit to attending the annual meeting at the AVMA and to participating actively in monthly phone calls. Other requirements are listed in the application form.  From students and associates to practice owners and industry veterinarians, to academicians and government leaders, all are encouraged to become involved, so we can achieve a stronger, more effective and personally rewarding profession. Our diversity is our strength.  If you are interested in participating in our journey, the WVLDI Board of Directors encourages you to apply.  See who we are by visiting our website at or look us up on Facebook.  Applications for our three board positions are available on our website and need to be submitted by December 6, 2019.  New Board members will begin their service on January 1, 2020.

For more information, contact Joan Hendricks at