Archive for September, 2013

NPC’s Centennial Spelling Bee – Why Reinvent the Wheel?

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

More than Meetings

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

I’ve learned over the past 2 weeks that there is no typical day as an AVMA GRD Extern. One 24-hour period last week saw us eating breakfast with Representative Schrader (of Oregon and one of two veterinarians in Congress) hosted by the National Pork Producers Council, attending a CDC briefing on the threat of antiobiotic [...]

From Big Idea to Bill – Stop Soring

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

I hope everyone reading remembers the classic “I’m Just a Bill” from the folks at Schoolhouse Rock. (If not, check it out on youtube. Right now!) The tune was stuck in my head all day yesterday after Nicola and I attended a stakeholder meeting for the PAST (Prevent all Soring Tactics) Act. First, a little [...]

Cats and Cocktails

Monday, September 16th, 2013

For the past 17 years the Animal Health Institute (AHI) has sponsored Celebrity Pet Night. The event brings movers and shakers of the DC animal health world together with Legislators and their staffers to mingle, eat, and drink while celebrating pets and pet ownership. Attendees also get to meet some of the most famous, yet [...]

Greetings & Gratitude

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Making the trip from Philadelphia to Washington DC this week to start my first day of the AVMA GRD externship was surprisingly easy, even if I did have a little trouble locating the front door of the AVMA offices! Despite growing up on the East Coast, I had only visited Washington DC a handful of [...]

Back to my Roots

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

The jitters didn’t hit me until the night before my flight out of Pullman, WA—my home for the last 3 years as I’ve pursued my veterinary degree at Washington State University. Suddenly, all the excitement that had been building for the previous months as my GRD externship dates got closer turned into that little voice [...]

Veterinary Students Wanted for NIH program

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP) is a comprehensive, year-long research enrichment program designed to attract the most creative, research-oriented medical, dental, and veterinary students to the campus of the NIH in Bethesda, MD. Student scholars will engage in a mentored basic, clinical, or translational research project that matches their [...]