Archive for June, 2018


Friday, June 29th, 2018

A large part of our time here has been spent meeting with veterinarians who work in different capacities throughout government organizations (such as USDA-APHIS, Department of Defense, FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine, National Institutes of Health) as well as veterinarians who work for non-profits, contracting groups, and universities in the area. I came in to […]

Hearings galore!

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Part of our work here has been to attend hearings that might be of interest to AVMA’s agenda or things that they want to keep an eye on further down the road. I was (naively) surprised to find out that these hearings are almost always open to the public! Sometimes you have to get there […]

The House on the Hill

Monday, June 25th, 2018

This week was a busy one with an array of critical hearings, several informative meetings and an orchestrated email campaign to try to get face time with legislative assistants working for members of Congress in an effort to discuss several pieces of legislation that could significantly affect veterinarians, including the elimination of the Public Service […]

One Health with Dr. Stroud

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

During my second week as a AVMA GRD extern, I had the distinct pleasure of attending a lecture by Dr. Cheryl Stroud on “Advancing the One Health Movement: Our Ray of Hope for the Future” at the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) in Washington, D.C. Dr. Cheryl Stroud is currently the Executive Director of the […]

Week 1

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

What a week! I came in to this externship excited and ready to learn, but I don’t think I could have imagined all of the opportunities we are given as AVMA GRD externs. This first week has been a whirlwind of activity. This has been stated by previous externs, but there are just so many […]

Global Health Diplomacy Symposium

Monday, June 4th, 2018

On Thursday, May 31 I attended a Global Health Diplomacy Symposium at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The Symposium focused on past, present, and cases in international health diplomacy, analyzing the relationships between nations and how they determine the outcomes of global health issues. In Session I, historical examples of international […]