Archive for September, 2016

People who walk up escalators and other thoughts

Friday, September 30th, 2016

One idea I’m currently hypothesizing is that there are two types of people in this world: those who walk up escalators and those who stand on them and wait patiently for them to reach the top. This thought came to me as I schlepped my way up the escalator at the DuPont Circle Metro Station [...]

Diversity Matters

Monday, September 26th, 2016

It has been another incredible week here in DC!  We happened to schedule our time here perfectly to enjoy Pet Night on Capitol Hill where I got to meet Spumoni and Zamboni. I mean, come on!                         We visited the USDA and met 14 [...]

DC Time vs. the rest of the US Time

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Week two has been exceptional. This externship has taken me all over the city, to events that range from delightful to inspirational, and has allowed me to meet a countless number of individuals whose achievements are astounding.     One thing it has taught me, though, is that DC moves on a different time scale [...]

Navigating Your Dreams

Monday, September 19th, 2016

When I left California for Washington, D.C. last week I was filled with two overwhelming emotions: excitement and terror. I was excited because the externship with the AVMA-GRD would allow me to follow my passion of advocacy for animal welfare and issues that face veterinary students, introduce me to incredible veterinarians with unique positions in [...]

The Role of Veterinary Medicine and Livestock in International Development

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

First, let me introduce myself. My name is Amy Smith and I’m a third year veterinary student at the University of Florida. There’s a little more information about me in the “About the Authors” page. The most important things to know about me are: I am passionate about animal agriculture. I have a strong interest [...]