Archive for June, 2011

Externs film for AVMA

Friday, June 24th, 2011

I once read that public speaking ranks as the number one fear of many people (somewhere around 70%).  The article went on to compare this statistic to other fears.  More people are afraid of public speaking than death. Than DEATH!  And so, how does one overcome this fear?  The answer (for those of you who [...]

Capitol Hill Meetings & Lunch with Miss America-Just another day in the life of an AVMA GRD Extern!

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Since my last post I honestly haven’t been in the office long enough to post another. The saying “time flies when you are having fun!” is so true. So what exactly has this extern been up to in DC? A little bit of everything! Last Monday, Tara and I attended the Federation of Animal Science [...]

Congressional Pet Photo Contest

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Pups were the center of attention last night as they strutted on the red carpet in the Cannon House Office Building Caucus Room for the 2011 Congressional Pet Photo Contest (cats and horses, although present in spirit, were discouraged from attending the event for safety reasons) and fellow AVMA extern, Anna Daniel, and myself were [...]

Oh City Life, How I’ve Missed You!

Friday, June 10th, 2011

I feel as if I’ve been awakened from a deep sleep – and by deep sleep I am referring to veterinary school.  I hope every Washingtonian realizes how fortunate they are to live in a place that is so rich in history and culture.  I tend to be a difficult person to impress (traveled to [...]

Week One-Check!

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

We’re here! The new AVMA GRD externs have arrived and settled into the office for the month of June. I have been looking forward to coming to Washington DC since I got my letter from the AVMA last fall and I’m finally here! The first week has gone by so quickly and my schedule is [...]