Julie Nettifee Osborne, BS, RVT, VTS (Neurology)
Over 15 years as a Licensed Veterinary Technician, and over 10 years experience in public relations and technical writing. Over four years experience in grant research and writing. Special depth in all aspects of companion animal health, especially veterinary neurology including patient rehabilitation, veterinary communications, career development, public speaking and technical writing. Special interests also include study of the Human-Animal Bond, Humane education-including the DAKOTAH Fund for Humane Education through the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation, Inc.
- Licensed Veterinary Technician, continually working with a variety of state and national organizations to publicize CVM clinical trials, particularly in areas of Neurology and Oncology (Drs. Karen Munana and Laurel Williams). Established CVM Clinical Trials page in CVM magazine, prepared Clinical Trials display for 2005 North Carolina Veterinary Convention.
- Recognition as 2010 North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine Awards for Excellence, also chosen as one of the five North Carolina State University Level Employees, North Carolina State University Awards For Excellence 2010, with advancement to the state level for 2010.
- Organized “Career Development Programs for Veterinary Technicians,” sponsored by Schering-Plough Animal Health and IDEXX Corporation. Presented with Dr. Richard Ford at North Carolina Veterinary Conference, “Communication for the Veterinary Technician,” complimentary luncheon series.
- Published author of both technical, and non-technical material. Articles have appeared locally, regionally and nationally in a variety of media sources.
- Taught and supervised both veterinary and veterinary technician students, as well as assistants, many aspects of patient support and care in a progressive environment.
- Speaker at regional, national and international veterinary conferences: North Carolina Veterinary Conference, North American Veterinary Conference, ACVIM conference, Western Veterinary Conference.
- Prepared and rewarded more than $100,000 in grant money for projects initiated by JN Osborne, for such organizations as “The Carl Nettifee Memorial Animal Hospital,” as well as professional development grant programs.
- Licensed Veterinary Technician that has continually worked with state, national and international organizations to enhance public relations efforts globally for the profession. Selected and sponsored to attend the “First International Veterinary Nursing Congress,” Stoneleigh, England, October 1993.
- University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Journalism
- Minor-Business and Natural Sciences
- Alpha Zeta Honor Fraternity
- University of Minnesota-Waseca
- Associate in Applied Science, Animal Health Technology
- Phi Theta Kappa Honor Fraternity
Current and Previous Activities
- Academy of Internal Veterinary Medical Technicians (AIMVT) Organizing Committee: Neurology Specialty
- Public Relations Committee chair for North American Association Of Veterinary Technicians (NAVTA)
- Fundraiser-Carl Nettifee Memorial Animal Shelter
- Assistant to the Director, Hudson Valley Raptor Center
- Outdoor sports enthusiast-Biking, canoeing, hiking
Publications and abstracts
- Moore SA, Muñana KR, Papich MG, Nettifee-Osborne JA. The pharmacokinetics of levetiracetam in healthy dogs concurrently receiving phenobarbital. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, accepted January 2010.
- Moore SA, Muñana KR, Papich MG, Nettifee-Osborne J. Levetiracetam pharmacokinetics in healthy dogs following single and multiple oral doses. American Journal of Veterinary Research 2010; 71:337-341.
- Munana K, Nettifee Osborne, JA, “Genetics and Canine Seizures-Building Links to Greater Knowledge, Treatments,” Collie Expressions, July 2006, pp. 40-41
- Muñana KR, Thomas WB, Inzana KD, Nettifee-Osborne JA, McLucas KJ, Olby NJ, Mariani CL, Early PJ. Evaluation of levetiracetam as adjunctive treatment for canine epilepsy. The 28th Annual Forum of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Anaheim, CA, June 2010.
- Muñana KR, Nettifee-Osborne JA, Bergman Jr RL, Mealey KL. Association between the ABCB1 (MDR1) gene and seizure control in canine epilepsy. The 28th Annual Forum of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Anaheim, CA, June 2010.
- Moore SA, Muñana KR, Papich MG, Nettifee-Osborne JA. The pharmacokinetics of levetiracetram in dogs concurrently receiving phenobarbital. The 27th Annual Forum of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Montreal, Canada, June 2009. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 23: 708, 2009.
- Moore SA, Muñana KR, Papich MG, Nettifee-Osborne JA. The pharmacokinetics of levetiracetam in normal dogs following single and multiple oral doses. The 26th Annual Forum of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, San Antonio, Texas, June 2008. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 22: 724-725, 2008.
- Moore SA, Muñana KR, Papich MG, Nettifee-Osborne JA. The pharmacokinetics of levetiracetam in normal dogs following single and multiple oral doses. 2008 CVM Research Forum, Raleigh, NC, March 2008.
- Degernes, LA, Nettifee-Osborne, JA, “A Model for Teaching Raptor Medicine in the Veterinary Curriculum,” J Vet Med Educ, Fall 2006; 33:365-372
- Williams, LE, Nettifee-Osborne, JA, Johnson JL, “A Model for Improving Student Confidence and Experience in Diagnostic Sample Collection and Interpretation,”
- J Vet Med Educ, Spring 2006; 33: 132-139
- Nettifee Osborne, JA, “Seizing Control of the Situation: A Guide to Treating Seizures in Companion Animals,” Veterinary Technician Magazine, Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 134-139.
- Nettifee-Osborne, JA “Canine Heartworm Antigen Testing: Current Concepts in Selecting a Screening Program, Veterinary Technician, pp 674-675.
- Nettifee, JA “A Battle for Survival,” Dutchess Magazine, Aug. 1990, pp. 32-41.
- Nettifee, JA “The Raptor Center: Saving the Birds of Prey,” UpRiver-DownRiver Magazine, May/June 1991 pp. 38-48.