Julie -- Manager and Trainer
Julie joined Animal Medical Clinic in 2009 having 16 years of prior experience in the animal welfare industry. She was Certified as a Pet Dog Trainer in 2001, and is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, a graduate of Purdue University's DOGS! Course, co-developer of the GoodPuppy™ Social Club curriculum, co-author of Early Learning for Puppies - A Program Guide for Humane Societies and Veterinary Clinics and co-author of Evaluation of association between retention in the home and attendance at puppy socialization classes published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. She has lectured and presented wet labs for veterinary students, veterinary technician students, animal shelter staff and volunteers, and veterinary clinic staff and developed and presented hands-on training seminars for professional organizations, national meetings and local groups. She keeps up-to-date on new training and behavior trends by attending seminars and conferences each year.
Julie is a Rockford native and shares her home with 3 rescue dogs - Lucy, a "wild haired" Beagle; Maddie, a black Goldendoodle; and Lady, an American Staffordshire Terrier.