Archive for May, 2012

An Advocate’s Work is Never Done

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Up to this point, I’ve indulged in expressing the joys of being in DC.  However, as I near the completion of my externship, I want to provide a better update on the legislative issues I’ve been advocating.  Since this is appropriation season, I’ve spoken to every Congressional legislative assistant about the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment [...]

Oh, What Wonders Do I See!!!

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

So, most of you probably frequent this site to learn more about GRD Extern’s experiences lobbying Congressmen and visiting with various federally employed veterinarians.  However, with this post, I want to draw attention to another benefit of this externship—the opportunity to visit many of the treasurers residing in our nation’s capital.  This particular addition is [...]

Country Yokel Goes to the Capital

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

To all those new to this blog welcome, and to those returning, you know the deal!  My name is Lacy Strom and I am a fourth year veterinary student at the University of Georgia.  This will be my first experience blogging, so please be gentle with any criticism.  In writing this message I feel like [...]

USDA-NIFA host Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program webinars

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will hold four live webinar sessions for veterinarians who are considering applying to the USDA Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP). Each session will provide an in-depth explanation of the VMLRP application process. Dates and Times (Eastern Time) are: May 3, 2012, [...]