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The Jive Inside the Hive

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

One Health is not a brand new concept, but it is still going through some growing pains as the concept gains some traction in the mainstream. Under the One Health umbrella, different disciplines work together to figure out how to maintain optimal health for people, animals, and the environment. At the One Health Academy in [...]

Roo’in and rearin’ to pull: a day with the animals of the Old Line State

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

When one imagines Washington, D.C., and the surrounding metropolitan area, I bet you don’t think of sheep and goats. Or alpacas. I definitely would not think of kangaroos, that’s for sure.  This last weekend, however, fellow AVMA veterinary student extern Derecka Alexander and I went on an “epic adventure” to meet the animals and their guardians [...]

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 [...]

So Much Networking, So Little Time

Monday, October 12th, 2015

I cannot believe that I am already starting my second week with the GRD. I think that time passes more quickly in D.C. than any other place.  As you can imagine with any new experience, the first week was full of introductions, orientations and many (MANY!) meetings. Sarah and I have ventured to the Hill [...]

The Bark Ball and Cat Cafe

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Following the movie premiere, Lucy and I continued our streak of glamour by attending the only black tie event in DC that allows those in attendance to rub elbows with well dressed K-9s, the Bark Ball. The Ball supports the Washington Humane Society, which provides a whole host of services to animals in the DC [...]

“Max,” A Canine Hero

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Thanks to the American Humane Association, Lucy and I were treated to a unique pre-release screening of “Max” last night. Since they work to certify the humane treatment of animals on set, and work to ensure the humane treatment of working dogs, they worked closely on the production of the new film “Max.” “Max,” a [...]

And they’re off!

Monday, May 4th, 2015

                What a beautiful weekend it was in DC. I was able to enjoy the warm, sunny weather on Saturday at the races! Though I was a little far from Churchill Downs, the Virginia Gold Cup was the perfect compromise. The crowd consisted of ladies in colorful dresses, [...]

Bark Ball 2014!

Monday, June 16th, 2014

I have been having so much fun in DC! On Saturday, I went to the DC Bark Ball. This is an event that has been going on for 27 years and it raises money for the DC Humane Society. As you could have guessed, everyone is dressed in their most formal attire. The surprise is [...]

The Best $10 I Ever Spent

Monday, May 12th, 2014

Thursday evening last week, I found myself at the Capitol Yacht Club down on D.C.’s waterfront.  I’ve been pretty lucky I’ve gotten quite good at using maps and reading signs while I have been here, so getting from the L’Enfant metro station down to the pier wasn’t an issue.  This was a meeting of the [...]

Exploring D.C.

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

The past couple of days have been filled with exciting hearings, meetings, and receptions.  And I have been extraordinarily busy.  I apologize for the delay in posting.  I haven’t gotten back to my room (“home” as I call it here) before 9:00pm any night this week, meaning I have been having a fantastic time! I [...]

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