Julie Fitzpatrick is Chief External Affairs Officer. Her executive portfolio includes conceptualization and execution of all external communications efforts with key constituencies, including referring veterinarians, local governments, industry stakeholders, community organizations, pet owners and the public at large.
Julie was previously the Chief Operating Officer for Saint Francis Veterinary Center and for Swedesboro Animal Hospital, the former earning status as a Finalist for Referral Practice of the Year, North America, awarded by the American Animal Hospital Association, during her tenure.
Prior to joining our hospital, Julie was Hospital Manager of Metropolitan Veterinary Associates and Emergency Services in Norristown, PA, one of Pennsylvania’s leading multi-specialty referral practices. In this role, Julie was responsible for managing, directing and coordinating all clinical and administrative operations and support staff.
Prior to this, Julie served as Head Technician at Metropolitan Emergency Service and as Veterinary Surgical and Internal Medicine Technician at Valley Central Veterinary Referral Center.
Julie is a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) and passed the Veterinary Technician Specialty in Emergency and Critical Care (VTS) exam – 1 of only 86 in the US to obtain this specialty – in 2000. She was class valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA at Manor College, where she earned her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology.