Archive for March, 2013

Civics

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

I don’t know about you, but the last time I sat down and thought about how exactly the U.S. government works was probably when the Spice Girls were still popular (and not in some weird throwback way).  I know there are three branches, two houses, and one ring to rule them all, but somewhere between [...]

Making Yourself Heard

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Hello, and thanks for joining me on my journey through the AVMA-GRD extern program! I’m excited for the opportunity to share my experiences with other students who may be interested in veterinary affairs in government. My first two days have been a crash course of the U.S. legislative branch.  I will be up front and [...]

Veterinary Students Charge Capitol Hill With a Mission

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Sixty-five veterinary students from around the country gathered this week in Washington, D.C., to let their elected officials know about important legislative issues that impact the veterinary industry. The two-day student fly-in, hosted by AVMA’s Governmental Relations Division, taught the students how to effectively hold briefings with congressional staff and gave them an inside look [...]