Archive for November, 2009

Healthcare and All Things Presidential

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

It was another busy week in Washington. As anyone knows who even catches a glimpse of the news, healthcare is THE topic right now in Washington. The Hudson Institute, a public policy think tank, hosted a discussion on health care reform Monday evening. Canadian author Brian Lee Crowley discussed his views on government controlled healthcare [...]

Pecan Pie & Politics

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Thursday, I attended November’s One Health Academy dinner. It’s purpose is to unite governmental departments, non-governmental organizations, and private industry leaders to promote collaboration among veterinary medicine, human medicine, and the agricultural industries. It was really nice to see that a group like this exists. There were a number of veterinarians there. New grads in [...]

A Washington Whirlwind!

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Forgive my cheezy alliteration but it’s an accurate description of my week so far as an AVMA-GRD extern.  Monday and Tuesday are a blur to me now as I spent both days up on Capitol Hill on both the House and Senate sides “tagging along” on visits.  It was an excellent way to see firsthand [...]