Archive for March, 2017

Meeting Lots of Veterinarians

Monday, March 27th, 2017

One bad thing, of many, about being in DC is there are a lot of people.  One good thing, of many, about being in DC means that there are also a lot of veterinarians! There are various headquarters and offices for most government agencies and private corporations all close enough to visit and meet with [...]

Getting in the Groove and Snow Day

Monday, March 20th, 2017

The biggest news from DC this week was winter storm Stella.  Or actually maybe it was the White House releasing a preliminary budget, the aftermath, and also Congress debating health care.  That pretty much sums everything up. We celebrated some birthdays with singing and cake: personal highlight of the week? Getting back to the AVMA [...]

The Beginning of an “Unconventional” Veterinary Medical Clinical Rotation

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Hello from the nation’s capital!  It is a very interesting time to be in DC.  With changes in congress, a new administration, and crazy spring weather there are many things occurring!  Throughout the month of March I am serving as a veterinary medical student extern with the AVMA governmental relations division here in Washington.  That [...]

Getting settled in!

Monday, March 13th, 2017

We’ve had three days working in D.C. now, and are starting to get the lay of the land. We spent the day Thursday on the Hill again, this time listening to a Senate subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management discussing the Use of Science in Rulemaking. They had three witnesses who were distinguished scientists [...]

Welcome to Clinics!

Monday, March 13th, 2017

After finishing up my final finals of vet school, finishing Large Animal Block and putting away my coveralls and flannel lined jeans for now, it was time to start packing all the business attire I could find in my closet. Onto my first externship of my clinical year—a month with the AVMA’s Government Relations Division! [...]