Archive for May, 2008

Welcome to Washington, Mr. Smith

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Overwhelming…that word could definitely be used to describe my experience thus far in DC.  The Nation’s Capital is not for the faint of heart but the rewards are simply amazing.  I’ve been in DC for only a week and have already met some of the most interesting and influential people the city has to offer.  From [...]

Reflecting on weeks gone by…

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Today is my last day, so I’m reflecting on what all I have been able to accomplish in two short weeks. I have met with AVMA Executive Board members, the GRD staff, staff on the House Agricultural Committee, Senator Ensign (R-NV) who is one of two veterinarians in the Senate, Senator Reid (D-NV) who is [...]

Not the typical extern experience

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Well, so much to share and little time to do it in. Tomorrow is my last day, so I want to summarize what all I have done so far. I spent the first week in Schaumburg at the AVMA Headquarters. I highly suggest doing this. I was able to see first-hand how policy is researched [...]

Students take on the Hill…

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Starting right now, veterinarians, veterinary students, and those interested in veterinary issues will have a new and exciting way to get news of the political issues surrounding veterinary medicine. Externs on the Hill will be written by veterinary students studying in DC with the AVMA Governmental Relations Division (GRD). They’ll talk about the politics they [...]