The AVMA Advocate - Top 10 Things Going on in Washington, D.C. - February 2012

  1. GRD advocacy video released, director calls for members to become more engaged
  2. Veterinary students storm Capitol Hill during GRD-hosted legislative fly-in
  3. Rep. Adrian Smith talks one-on-one with veterinary students
  4. GRD updates AVMA members on 2012 Farm Bill hearings, reiterates legislative recommendations
  5. AVMA sends message on a single food safety agency
  6. NAVC, WVC attendees send messages on H.R. 1406 to Capitol Hill
  7. Eighty loan repayment awards provided through the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) announced by USDA, VMLRP continues to be a priority for AVMA
  8. President Obama releases 2013 budget, AVMA continues review of proposal
  9. Champion for the veterinary profession, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, resigns from Congress
  10. Bo Obama, first dog, makes a guest appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon