National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America
Julie graduated from the University of Minnesota – Waseca in June, 1985 with an Associates in Applied Science in Animal Health Technology. That same month passed both the Minnesota State and Veterinary Technician National Exam and earned the credentials of Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT).
She has worked in many areas of veterinary technology including small animal and exotic practices, research, education (instructor and program director), swine genetics, corporate medicine, leadership, management and consulting.
She currently holds the position of Executive Director of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America, Senior Manager of Veterinary Technician Programs for NAVC and also works with her husband in their swine genetics business, LSG Healthsystems, as Special Projects Coordinator.
Julie has been very active in the Minnesota Association of Veterinary Technicians for the past 17 years including roles in board positions, chairperson as membership, convention and sponsorship, and has served on the practice act and veterinary technician committees. Julie has served on the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America as Members at Large, and President (2008 and 2011). She was on the American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technicians Education and Activities (CVTEA) since 2005 as a full committee member and now in 2013 as an alumni member. Julie has also served on the AVMA’s Convention Management and Planning Committee from 2007 – 2013 and is currently on their Task Force for Continuing Education. She has been on the Companion Animal Parasite Council since 2009 in the Veterinary Technician Board position.
Julie speaks on topics such as parasitology, leadership, and career opportunities within veterinary technology. She has authored articles on those subjects as well. She has fun talking to kids about animal healthcare and dog bite prevention. Julie was awarded the Minnesota Veterinary Technician of the Year in 2005 and 2007.