Dr. Steven W. Atwood of Animal Heath Care Associates in West Tisbury was recently elected chairman of the Veterinary Medicine Academy of the prestigious National Academies of Practice at the NAP’s annual meeting and spring forum in Washington, D.C. The NAP is comprised of 10 health care academies whose members include top individuals in their field. Becoming a fellow of the NAP is considered a high honor; only the most distinguished professionals are considered for nomination and election.