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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 […]

10 veterinary students pack their bags for D.C.

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

The AVMA’s Governmental Relations Division (GRD) is pleased to announce that it has selected 10 students to participate in its 2015 externship program. In just four weeks at the AVMA’s D.C. office, these veterinary students from across the country will go from being passive participants in the political process to actively lobbying on behalf of the […]

Attention Veterinary Students: Want to Make a Difference for Your Profession?

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

The annual AVMA Student Legislative Fly-In will take place February 9-11, 2014, in Washington, D.C.  The is workshop designed to introduce veterinary students and veterinarians to the legislative process and to educate students, veterinarians and members of Congress on public policy issues facing the veterinary profession. The last Student Fly In brought 65 students from across the country […]

AVMA-GRD Externship Applications Are Due Oct. 11

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Calling all veterinary students—applications for the AVMA Governmental Relations Student Externship Program in Washington, D.C., for 2014 are due by Oct. 11. The externship program pairs talented veterinary students with AVMA’s Governmental Relations Division (GRD) for an intense four-week emersion program that introduces them to the breadth of public policy issues facing the profession and […]

Veterinary Students Charge Capitol Hill With a Mission

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Sixty-five veterinary students from around the country gathered this week in Washington, D.C., to let their elected officials know about important legislative issues that impact the veterinary industry. The two-day student fly-in, hosted by AVMA’s Governmental Relations Division, taught the students how to effectively hold briefings with congressional staff and gave them an inside look […]

AVMA Selects 10 Veterinary Students for Its D.C. Extern Program

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

AVMA is pleased to announce the 10 candidates who have been selected to participate in the Governmental Relations Division’s (GRD) 2013 extern program in Washington, D.C. The program provides veterinary students with a four-week, hands-on introduction to public policy development and exposes them to federal advocacy for the veterinary profession. The 2013 externs who have […]

Earn a Chance to Present at AVMA Convention

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Take a break from studying the “-ologies,” and explore the history that has made our profession one of the most rewarding and innovative.  Where have we been, what are we doing now, and – more importantly – where are we going? As part of the AVMA’s 150th anniversary celebration, we’re offering veterinary students a unique […]

Veterinary Students Can Receive a $6,000 Scholarship for Demonstrating Diversity Efforts

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges is taking applications for the Patricia M. Lowrie Diversity Leadership Scholarship. The $6,000 scholarship is presented to veterinary students who have “demonstrated exemplary promise as future leaders and have made significant contributions to enhancing diversity and inclusion in academic veterinary medicine,” the AAVMC said in a prepared release. […]

5th Annual Veterinary Student Legislative Fly-In

Monday, November 12th, 2012

The fifth annual AVMA Student Legislative Fly-In will take place March 4-5th 2013 in Washington, DC.  The Fly-in is two day workshop to introduce and initiate veterinary students in the legislative process and to educate students and Members of Congress on public policy issues facing the veterinary profession. Last year, 62 students from across the […]

Veterinary Students Invited to Apply for the 2013 Pfizer Animal Health Scholarship Program

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

For the fourth consecutive year, Pfizer Animal Health and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) invite second- and third-year students of veterinary medicine to apply for the Pfizer Animal Health Scholarship. In an effort to help alleviate some of the burden of student debt, a minimum of 330 scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded […]

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