When you represent more than 80,000 veterinarians, it’s safe to say that there’s a lot more to the AVMA than meets the eye. So the AVMA recently hosted our first House of Delegates Leadership Development Program in an effort to enhance the experience and knowledge of some of our valued volunteers. The two-day October event, held at AVMA headquarters, brought together 10 members of the HOD so that they could become better acquainted with the depth and breadth of activities within the AVMA. Our guests participated in an in-depth orientation of AVMA governance and policy development. They also met top members of the AVMA staff and leadership team who explained in detail the scope and purpose of each AVMA division, and some of our key initiatives. The Executive Board and Dr. DeHaven believe that the opportunity will enhance the delegates’ understanding of the entire organization and help build a stronger AVMA for all of us.