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Julie Legred, CVT
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Julie Legred, CVT - Executive Director


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.


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 Member 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 2013 serves as an alumni member. Julie 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 with the Partners for Healthy Pets initiative.


Julie is a speaker and author on topics such as parasitology, leadership, career opportunities within veterinary technology and more. 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 13, 15, 17 and 29 years old and has a husband of 21 years


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