Archive for June, 2009

Final Photo Update!

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Here is a recap in photos of my last two weeks at the GRD.  It has been a great time, and only a small fraction of the amazing things I was able to see and do were able to fit in the blog! Our meeting with my Congressman, Keith Ellison, in his office Emily doing the [...]

Whole Lotta (Hand)shakin’ Goin’ On

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Since some people seem to be scared that H1N1 is lurking around the corner, you would think a lot of folks would second guess shaking strangers’ hands.  Not so here in DC.  The art of the handshake is well perfected in this city, and this externship has certainly been the best chance for me to [...]

To step or not to step

Friday, June 19th, 2009

In the crypt of the Capitol Building is a marker for the geographical center of Washington, D.C. It is the point which all of the streets were mapped around. It is said that if you step on the mark it will bring you good luck. But, politicians believe that if you step on the mark, [...]

Two week photo update

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Outside the GRD office in Dupont Circle, eager to start on day 1! The fancy door sign outside our extern office. Emily hard at work under the watchful eye of her inspiration. Shannon shoulder-to-shoulder with President Obama in Union Station. An amazing view of the Capitol and proof that we were there! It hasn’t been all work [...]

It’s Complicated…

Friday, June 12th, 2009

The veterinary profession is one of great diversity of interests and the potential for vast differences in opinion. As the primary professional organization of veterinarians, the AVMA has the task of representing all veterinarians, from poultry producers to zoo vets to biomedical researchers to shelter medicine doctors. And with this task comes the tremendous opportunity [...]

Out from under a rock…

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Vet School = Rock. Did you know? Over this first weekend I really realized how much I have been living in my little world of multiple choice exams and study groups and eight hours of lecture a day. In my first week here in Washington D.C., I have watched more news and read more newspapers [...]

June in the Nation’s Capital

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

The month of June is always an exciting one in D.C. with both the House of Representatives and Senate in session, so we are thrilled at the chance to be here in the midst of all the action! Emily and I are familiar with D.C as well as the Governmental Relations Division office through our [...]