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Veterinarian Technician

Julie Shaw, KPA-CTP, RVT, VTS-Behavior

    Julie Shaw

    Julie Shaw was the Senior Animal Behavior Technologist at the Purdue University Animal Behavior Clinic in West Lafayette, Indiana, for 13 years.

    She is a charter member of the Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians and past-president of the Academy of Veterinary Behavior Technicians. Julie is the Inside Behavior section editor for Veterinary Technician journal and is a faculty member of the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior and ClickerExpo.

    She is co-editing the first textbook for veterinary technicians on animal behavior, Animal Behavior for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses, pending publication in 2013 by Blackwell Publishing.

    Julie is a popular national and international speaker on problem prevention, practical application of behavior modification techniques, and a variety of other companion animal behavior–related topics. She speaks throughout the country with the goal of bringing veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and dog trainers together to work as a behavioral team for pet owners.

    She was the recipient of the North American Veterinary Conference 2006 Veterinary Technician Speaker of the Year Award, was named the 2007 NAVC Mara Memorial Lecturer of the Year for her accomplishments and leadership in the veterinary technician profession, and co-received the 2011 Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians research award. She was also recognized as the Veterinary Technician Speaker of the Year for the 2009 Western Veterinary Conference.

    Julie has trained two service dogs to assist her physically challenged son and created the “Faith” scholarship to the Karen Pryor Academy in the name of her son’s first service dog.