|Julie Legred, CVT|
Julie graduated from the University of Minnesota – Waseca in June 1985 with an Associate in Applied Science in Animal Health Technology. 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 18 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 as of i2013, serves 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 held the veterinary technician Board position on the Companion Animal Parasite Council since 2009. She is also serving on the Fear Free Veterinary Visits Advisory Board and is very active on the Partners for Healthy Pets initiative.
Julie speaks on topics such as parasitology, leadership, career opportunities within veterinary technology and more. She has authored articles on such topics as well. She has fun talking to kids about animal health care and dog bite prevention. Julie was awarded the Minnesota Veterinary Technician of the Year in 2005 and 2007.
Julie is also a hockey, baseball, and football mom and has a role as a chauffer and food preparation agent, as she has 4 boys ages 12, 14, 16 and 28 years old and has a husband of 20 years.