Congressman Kurt Schrader Attends AVMA Annual Convention in San Diego

​August 2012

By Scott Nolen, Senior News Reporter at American Veterinary Medical Association

Congressman Kurt Schrader (D- OR), the only veterinarian currently serving in Congress, dropped by the Student AVMA House of Delegates to make a few comments and answer questions. SAVMA President, Bridget Heilsberg, a fourth-year veterinary student at Colorado State University, chaired the two day meeting. Congressman Schrader is serving his second term in the U.S. House of Representatives.  He told students to always be true to themselves, even if it ruffles feathers. “If I made everyone happy all the time, then I wouldn’t be doing my job,” said Rep. Schrader.

The AVMA Advocate - News Bites - August 2012