Archive for October, 2012

Saying Goodbye to D.C.

Friday, October 5th, 2012

I truly cannot believe my time in Washington, D.C. has already come to an end.  This externship was an absolutely wonderful experience and I feel honored to have been chosen.  I find myself even more excited about the opportunities awaiting me after veterinary school.  I am so thankful to the AVMA-GRD staff for being so [...]

Wrapping up a great month.

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Dana and I headed off to the National Zoo this morning; it seemed like a fitting way to spend out last morning. The otters were the best part, they seem to feel like it was their job to put on a good show, swimming up to the glass and generally being playful and cute. As [...]

The Federal Workforce

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

This week Kristin and I had the opportunity to attend the AVMA President’s Roundtable Luncheon.  The topic of this event was “One Health and Federal Employment – How do we influence federal agencies to better utilize veterinarians for positions outside of traditional veterinary employment categories?”  The attendees of the luncheon included not only the AVMA-GRD [...]

Veterinary Students Invited to Apply for the 2013 Pfizer Animal Health Scholarship Program

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

For the fourth consecutive year, Pfizer Animal Health and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) invite second- and third-year students of veterinary medicine to apply for the Pfizer Animal Health Scholarship. In an effort to help alleviate some of the burden of student debt, a minimum of 330 scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded [...]

Is that Cesar Millan?

Monday, October 1st, 2012

This weekend gave me another reason to love the D.C. area.  On Saturday, I happened to stumble across Cesar Millan’s National Family Pack Walk Event at the National Mall.  The event was designed to raise election-year awareness of canine-related issues.   Cesar, alongside one of his Pit Bulls, addressed the crowd discussing the importance of rescuing, [...]

Let’s go to the Pentagon

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Hey all, It has been a while since I’m posted on here, I’m glad to say that it is because I have been out of the office and enjoying some of the great opportunities that D.C. offers. Including a stop by the Museum of the American Indian after a meeting last Monday where they have [...]