Thursday, September 28th, 2017

“As we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don’t know we don’t know. And if one looks throughout […]

Midwest Nice AKA USA Nice

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Growing up in the Midwest, I was often warned about “the Coasts.” I was told by many a Midwesterner that people in these two mysterious lands were not as nice as those living back at home, that they were often rude and harsh. In fact, I remember when my brother and I traveled to Philadelphia, […]

Looking for a Summer Externship?

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is looking for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year veterinary students to participate in the FSIS veterinary student trainee program. This is a competitive student externship that is only open to applicants once a year. Applications are now being accepted for Summer 2011. Students will work directly under […]

Public Practice

Monday, May 17th, 2010

USDA For those of you that don’t know me, I am interested in working for a federal agency upon graduation from veterinary school.  Only about 75 of the 2,600 veterinarian students graduating annually consider working for a federal agency.  It is predicted that more than 510 Federal veterinarians will be eligible for retirement within the […]

Race to the finish

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Here we are with only a week and a half to go. Today had us traveling all over town. In the morning, Ian and I attended a Senate joint committee hearing regarding the effectiveness of agriculture disaster assistance programs. This meeting was in response to the floods in the Midwest and Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. […]