2022 Practice Managers' Meeting - Speakers


Leslie Boudreau, BASVT, RVTg, CVPM, PHR, PHRca, SPHR

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, FL. In 2011, she became a CVPM (Certified Veterinary Practice Manager). Leslie holds three human resources certifications, PHR (Professional in Human Resources),  PHRca (California specific Certification), and SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources). Leslie is very active with the Orange County Veterinary Hospital Manager’s Group and is a founding member.  Leslie is the Past President of The California Registered Veterinary Technician’s Association (CaRVTA). She is the current Treasurer for the Veterinary Hospital Manager’s Association. She is currently a Practice Manager at Animal Hospital of Huntington Beach, an 8 veterinarian, AAHA accredited, small animal and exotic practice. Leslie is married and has three adult children. She loves all animals and her family shares their home with a wide variety of dogs, cats, and reptiles and frequent wildlife critters being rehabbed. 


Andrea Crabtree, BS, CVPM, SPHR, PHRca, CCFP, Fear Free Certified 

Andrea is a Southern California native. She graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a BS in Animal Health Science in 2004. She became a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager in 2011, received her California Professional in Human Resources in 2017 and accomplished her Certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources in 2019.  She became a Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional in 2019 and she is Fear Free Certified. In January of 2016, Andrea received the Southern California VMA Paraprofessional of the Year Award. She is currently the owner of FurPaws Consulting in CA where she works with business owners and managers to develop their leadership teams, as well as to expand and develop their business. 

Andrea also stays busy with public speaking at a variety of veterinary events, doing what she loves - teaching, coaching and training. She has presented at Orange County, Los Angeles, South Bay, and San Diego Manager’s Group Meetings, as well as CVS Spring Forum. She has lectured at the VCA AVCC Annual Wet Lab, ASEC’s Annual Symposium, FurPaws Training Symposiums, and Oklahoma Veterinary Conference. She has also published in Veterinary Team Brief, IDEXX's Practice Life, Veterinary Practice News, and SDCVMA's Intercom. Her passion for veterinary medicine also keeps her busy with SoCal VMA events and SoCal Veterinary Manager's Network, which she co-founded. She is a member of SoCal VMA, VHMA, and VetPartners. 

Andrea lives in Orange with her newlywed husband, Andrew, son John, three cats, a dog, and her horse. She loves professional football and the Green Bay Packers have been her favorite team since she was four years old. She is active and loves to hike, golf, and horseback.