Archive for March, 2018

The Ask vs. The Story

Friday, March 30th, 2018

With lobbying on The Hill, the approach is generally focused around “The Asks”. Yet, if so much of DC is networking, then I think it important to acknowledge the importance of building relationships. At the recent Legislative Fly-in, current AVMA Fellow and former SAVMA President Matt Holland shared his life strategy: “Build relationships”. I couldn’t […]

The Ag Salon

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Have you ever heard about Salons? The ones that were filled with exclusive members of a particular society, whether it be socialites, political activists, generally a group of people connected by something? Wikipedia describes it as “a meeting for learning or enjoyment”. I often think of the 18th century Parisian Salons during the Enlightenment. I […]

Week 3

Monday, March 26th, 2018

On Tuesday, myself and thousands of others across Washington, D.C. anxiously awaited snow fall. As I trekked around D.C. in the rain that became sleet and finally snow, I was amazed by the beauty of the city with a dusting of white. Like most snow days in veterinary school, there was still work to be […]

Thinking Global: Impact through commitment

Monday, March 26th, 2018

In Lesson #5 of my previous post, I promised to share my thoughts about the hearing; “China in Africa: A New Colonialism?“. It discussed China’s engagements across the African continent and challenged China’s intent and the effects of their engagements. Now, at this point you’re either intrigued or scrolling to the next blog post. If […]

Week 2

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

As an aspiring food animal veterinarian, proper use of antibiotics is a concept I am continually asked about both within and outside of school. During my food animal rotation at the University of Missouri, I found myself constantly asking questions about the Animal Medicinal Drug Use Clarification Act more commonly referred to as AMDUCA. AMDUCA […]

Week 1

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

The first week of any veterinary externship is always full of firsts. For me, it is usually the first time I jump into an ambulatory truck with a stranger, well before dawn, as we head to a dairy farm to begin a herd check. With the AVMA-GRD Externship, it was the first time I put […]

FIRST EXTERNS OF THE YEAR: Lessons for those to come

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

I’ll be honest with you, as excited as I am to share this experience, I’ve never written a blog post and I rarely use social media. (Pretty sure I made a Twitter account whilst bored in freshman chemistry that I’ve forgotten about until this moment.) However, I do love making Instagram stories and Snapchats of […]