Archive for July, 2013

Until Next Time DC!

Friday, July 12th, 2013

I can’t believe that my four weeks has come to an end! It feels like yesterday that I was sitting at my desk making my very first blog entry and now I’m writing my final entry. My time in Washington, D.C. has been incredible and eye-opening. Before coming here, I had a small understanding of [...]

Healing Powers of Dogs

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Today, we got the opportunity to visit the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), a premier center created by the Department of Defense in 2007, to research the psychological injuries of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. We came to meet Rick Yount, a licensed Social Worker and certified dog trainer, who started the organization [...]

A Taste of the Good Life

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

This morning I got to do one of my favorite things. I got to have breakfast with fellow Huskers from “the Good Life”. It is called the Nebraska Congressional Breakfast and it takes place every Wednesday morning while Congress is in session. It is the oldest tradition of its kind on Capital Hill  and it [...]

The Truth About the Precautionary Principle

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Last week Allie and I attended a luncheon put on by the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) and the National Coalition for Food and Agriculture Research (NC-FAR) entitled “Goldilocks and Risk Management”. This talk highlighted their recent publication called the “Impact of the Precautionary Principle on Feeding Current and Future Generations”. I highly [...]

Happy Independence Day!

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Spending Independence Day in Washington, D.C. is an experience that everyone should get the opportunity to enjoy. Like most traditional 4th of July celebrations, mine included grilling out, eating watermelon and spending time with friends. What made it stand out was the chance to join the crowds of people in the heat to watch the [...]

Vets Around the World

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

With my interest in traveling internationally, I have sought out opportunities that will bring me around the world but still be within the veterinary profession. Before coming to D.C., what I knew about international veterinary medicine was just the tip of the iceberg. I have quickly learned that many federal agencies have a veterinarian for [...]