Archive for April, 2016

Week 4: Final Thoughts

Friday, April 29th, 2016

As my externship with the AVMA GRD comes to a close, I have reflected on all that I have learned in this short month. Here are 2 key points. I definitely started off this externship looking for advice and answers on what my next steps should be upon graduation since the non-clinical opportunities within veterinary [...]

Resources and Opportunities

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Believe it or not today is our last day at the AVMA GRD! Our time here has been nothing short of exciting, and the past 10-14 days have been no exception. Before I sign off the blog, I thought I’d leave you with a few of the resources/opportunities that I have learned about along the [...]

Weekend Recap: Monuments Galore!

Monday, April 25th, 2016

My friend was in town this past weekend so we went on a tour . . . of monumental proportions. We started off the day with a delicious if not the healthiest brunch. Case in point, we ordered biscuits as an appetizer. We then hopped on bikes (there are stations all throughout the city) and [...]

Questions answered and lessons learned

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

I can’t believe how quickly the time is passing here in DC! They say that the government moves slow, but that is not true of the AVMA Externs! Last week, Katie and I did the following: – Met with 5 Congressional offices to discuss HR 3095, The Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Enhancement Act and [...]

Week One Recap: Getting My Feet Wet

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

This past Friday wrapped up Week One of my externship with the AVMA Governmental Relations Division. Heading into it, a month seemed liked a long time since most externships are 2 weeks. I was clearly mistaken – it is flying by! I am very lucky to be externing with my good friend, Meghana. We are [...]

An Introduction

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Well, it has taken me awhile to get my first blog post done, but to be fair it has been a busy first week here at the GRD! Before I update you on our exciting adventures in Washington, D.C., let me tell you a little bit about myself. I am a third year student at [...]