AAHA’s Board Wants YOU to Apply! (. . . and the deadline's tomorrow!)
Scott Driever, DVM, believed in AAHA’s purpose so much that he wanted to help the association any way he could. He applied for a role on a committee.
“I did not intend to be a board member per se, I just wanted to help,” Driever said. “The individuals on the board planted that seed and asked why I didn’t throw my hat in the ring. Having those board members ask me that question started the ball rolling. They saw something in me that I didn’t see in myself.”
Driever is a Houston native who received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M University in 2000. He has owned Animal Hospital Highway 6 in Sugar Land, Texas, since 2015. He joined the AAHA Board of Directors in 2020.
Now entering his second year on the board, would he recommend others apply? You bet.
“You get to help a phenomenal association in a direct way, and do so with some amazing humans that become friends,” he said.
To be eligible for the board, you must have been a member of the association for at least three years immediately preceding election. In addition, any member who has an ownership interest in a veterinary practice must have an ownership interest in an AAHA-accredited practice.
Other than that, the only requirement is for directors to be committed to AAHA’s mission and objectives. The board aims to reflect a range of skills and diversity in thought, geography, and practice types.
Who does Driever hope applies? “People who are passionate about helping practices achieve veterinary excellence.”
“If you are an AAHA member and are interested in helping, but think that is something ‘others’ do, step up,” he said. “Having people stand on the sidelines does not improve organizations. If you are interested, reach out. You are who we are looking for!”
To learn more and apply to the AAHA Board of Directors, visit aaha.org/leadership. But do it fast!
The deadline for applications to the 2022–2023 AAHA Board of Directors is tomorrow, February 25.
Photo credits: Photo courtesy of Pam Nichols