Archive for December, 2011

2012 GRD Externs Announced

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

The AVMA GRD announced the 2012 candidates selected to participate in the Governmental Relations Division (GRD) extern program, which provides students with a four-week, hands-on introduction to public policy development and advocating for the veterinary profession. The AVMA Externship program brings veterinary students to Washington, D.C. where they will work side-by-side with the AVMA GRD [...]

2012 VMLRP CYCLE BEGINS

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Are you recent graduate who is interested in practicing in a designated shortage area? A recently passed federal budget bill included funds for USDA and appropriated $4.7 million dollars for the implementation of the Veterinary Medical Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP ) in 2012.   USDA NIFA will therefore begin to implement the third year of this critical program. [...]

The deadline to register for the 4th Annual Veterinary Student Legislative Fly In in Washington, D.C. is fast approaching!

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

December 15th is the last day to register for the Student Legislative Fly In! Students will learn about the work conducted at the GRD, federal legislative issues impacting the profession and how they can be effective advocates for the veterinary profession. Last year, fifty-three students representing 21 schools, participated Fly-In hosted by the AVMA’s Governmental [...]