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Vet-To-Vet Conversation With IDEXX

Julie Legred, CVT, Executive Director, NAVTA

Julie Legred, CVT, Executive Director, NAVTA

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 Health Systems, as Special Projects Coordinator.


Getting Behind Continuing Education

In my 30-year career as a credentialed veterinary technician, I have been in small animal and exotic practices, research, education, corporate medicine, leadership, management and consulting. I may have reached my ultimate dream position at the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA), and it’s icing on the cake to be a part of the NAVC team as Senior Manager of Veterinary Technician Programs. Over those 30 years, I’ve learned a few things about the importance of education in veterinary practices.