Dr. Dale Grotelueschen
New Director for GPVEC
Dr. Dale Grotelueschen has accepted the position of Director of the Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center in Clay Center, NE, as of July 1, 2013. Dr. Grotelueschen comes to us from Pfizer/Zoetis where he was the Managing Veterinarian, Beef Cattle Veterinary Operations. Dr. Dale Grotelueschen is no stranger though to SVMBS.
He was a long-time faculty member originally joining the unit in 1985 as an assistant professor. In 1991, he was promoted to associate professor and granted tenure and, in 1998, he was promoted to professor. He also served as Director of the Panhandle Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Scottsbluff, NE. Dr. Grotelueschen is very active in a number of professional organizations among which are the Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, and Nebraska Cattlemen. Welcome back, Dr. Grotelueschen!
2013 AVMA Annual Student Legislative Fly-In
By McKenzie Steger, Class of 2015
The week of March 4, 2013, I and two of my Iowa State classmates represented ISU College of Veterinary Medicine at the AVMA's Annual Student Legislative Fly-In in Washington, D.C. The first day we learned the purpose and function of the AVMA's Governmental Relations Division (GRD), heard from an AAVMC representative, discussed various state legislative issues, and learned about legislation in this 113th Congress that will be McKenzie Steger important to the veterinary profession. The following day we met with Representative Kurt Schrader (Oregon) and Representative Ted Yoho (Florida), both veterinarians in Congress. Later I met with legislative aids from the offices of Senator Mike Johanns, Representative Adrian Smith, and Senator Deb Fischer in order to discuss amendments to the Horse Protection Act and the Veterinary Medical Loan Repayment Program Act. My visits were successful and I learned a lot! I am excited to return to Washington this summer as a Governmental Relations Division extern.