Leslie Boudreau, BASVT, RVTg, CVPM, PHR, PHRca (Huntington Beach, CA)
Leslie has been a Veterinary Technologist and Practice Manager in Southern California for over 30 years. She earned her A.S. in Veterinary Technology from Mt. San Antonio College and her BASVT in Veterinary Technology – Hospital Management, from St. Petersburg College. In 2011, she became a CVPM (Certified Veterinary Practice Manager). Leslie also holds three human resources certifications which she uses every day at her busy practice of 50 staff members.
Leslie is currently the Practice Manager/Administrator at Animal Hospital of Huntington Beach, a seven veterinarian, AAHA-accredited, small animal and exotic practice. Leslie is married and has three adult children.
She loves all animals furry, feathered & scaled and her family shares their home with a wide variety of dogs, cats, reptiles and frequent wildlife critters being rehabbed. Leslie is very active with the Orange County Veterinary Hospital Manager’s Group and is a founding member and frequent speaker. The goal of the group is to mentor & encourage local managers to become CVPM’s.
In addition to practice management, she is very passionate about veterinary technician issues and is the current President for CaRVTA (California Registered Veterinary Technician Association). She sits on the advisory boards for two veterinary technician colleges and volunteers on AVMA site visit teams as the RVT member. She has just been appointed to the AVMA task force on Technician Utilization as a representative for VHMA.
Leslie has authored practice management articles for Firstline Magazine and was a practice management consultant for Novartis Animal Health. In addition, Leslie speaks on a wide range of practice management topics as a presenter for local practice management and veterinary technician conferences and programs.
Leslie is avid about all aspects of veterinary practice management and helping the profession grow and adapt to future changes. Since 2013, she has enjoyed volunteering her time with the VHMA, first on the Program Committee and most recently as a Board Director. She aspires to advance the profession through a new role as secretary on the VHMA Board and with upcoming work with VHMA Emerging Leaders