Veterinary Technician

(SP5A) NAVTA Update

Tuesday, March 6
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
MBCC, South Seas J, Level 3

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An update of NAVTA, what is happening and what is being done for our members.

Julie Legred

NAVTA

Ms. Legred currently holds the positions of executive director of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America and also works with her husband in their swine genetics business, LSG Health Systems, as Special Projects Coordinator. She graduated from the University of Minnesota – Waseca in June 1985 with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Animal Health Technology. That same month she passed both the Minnesota State and Veterinary Technician National Exams and earned the credential 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. Ms. Legred has been very active in the Minnesota Association of Veterinary Technicians for the past 17 years, with roles in board positions; as chairperson of membership, convention, and sponsorship; and service on the practice act and Veterinary Technician committees. She has served the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America as member at large and president (2008 and 2011). In addition, she has been on the American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) since 2005 as a full committee member and continues as an alumni member. She also served on the AVMA’s Convention Management and Planning Committee from 2007-2013 and is currently on the AVMA Task Force for Continuing Education. Since 2009, Ms. Legred has been on the Companion Animal Parasite Council in the Veterinary Technician board position. She speaks on such topics as parasitology, leadership, and career opportunities within veterinary technology and has authored articles on those subjects. Ms. Legred has fun talking to kids about animal health care and dog bite prevention. She was named Minnesota Veterinary Technician of the Year in 2005 and 2007.

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