Julie graduated from Purdue University in 1983 with a degree in Veterinary Technology. Julie worked in private practice veterinary medicine for 16 years before becoming the Senior Animal Behavior Technologist at Purdue University’s Animal Behavior Clinic in 1999.
Her responsibilities at Purdue’s Animal Behavior Clinic included organizing and assisting in teaching the five-day DOGS Behavior Modification course, teaching courses in behavior modification to veterinary and veterinary technician students, and leading continuing education seminars for veterinary technicians, veterinarians, and trainers. She also assisted Dr. Andrew Luescher during referral behavior consultations, taught puppy classes and clicker training classes, and did pet-selection counseling.
Julie’s primary area of expertise and interest remains in assisting animals with behavior disorders and teaching animal professionals how to work closely with veterinary professionals in the prevention and intervention of behavior disorders.
Julie is a charter member and president-elect of the Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians (SVBT), past-president of the Academy of Veterinary Behavior Technicians (AVBT), and section editor of the Veterinary Technicianjournal. Julie is also the editor of Animal Behavior for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses, published by Blackwell Publishing and expected to be released in 2013. She is a faculty member of both ClickerExpo and Karen Pryor Academy.
Julie Shaw is a popular national and international speaker on problem prevention, practical application of behavior modification techniques, and other companion animal behavior related topics. She was the recipient of the North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC) 2006 Veterinary Technician Speaker of the Year Award and was named the 2007 NAVC Mara Memorial Lecturer of the year for her accomplishments and leadership in the veterinary technician profession. Julie was a co-recipient of the 2008 SVBT Research Award and received the Western Veterinary Conference Veterinary Technician Speaker of the Year Award in 2009. She was selected for a teaching award from Karen Pryor Academy in 2010. She received the 2011 Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians research award for her research of veterinary professionals and trainers working to create a behavior team.