Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 24, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 227486-US
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine

Position Summary:

This is position provides support to the Triage/Emergency Service of the School of Veterinary Medicine's UW Veterinary Care (UWVC). Position requires decision making responsibilities which may affect the outcome/quality of animal life. Requires the ability to lift a minimum of 50lbs. independently and physical and manual dexterity to perform specialized technical tasks. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

1) Learns and develops proficiency in technical skills utilized in assigned area for quality patient care.
2) Develops the ability to anticipate and initiate the needs of clinical faculty and staff during procedures and to meet daily operational needs.
3) Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate information to clinicians, staff, animal owners and referring veterinarians.
4) Oversees and assures that high quality nursing care is administered and maintained in the primary care of animal patients.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

No Degree Required

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Highly qualified candidates will have the following: a minimum of 2 years' experience working as a critical care/ emergency technician; excellent technical skills, communication skills, including the ability to triage phone calls, perform patient intake, perform treatments, understanding of critical cases to assist the doctors. Ability to multitask and prioritize while assisting/teaching 4th year students. Ability to function calmly in stressful situations and to work cooperatively with other people.

License or Certificate:

Certification as Wisconsin Veterinary Technician or Eligibility to Obtain within 12 months

Additional Information:

Requires the ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. independently and physical and manual dexterity to
perform specialized technical tasks.

This position is posted at Vet Tech levels 1, 2 and 3. Level is determined by qualifications based on type of prior veterinary tech experience.

To qualify for Level 1: Entry level, new CVT grad or awaiting to sit for the CVT exam, or some CVT working experience with no specialization.

To qualify for Level 2: Generally over 3 years of veterinary tech experience, may substitute years of experience for specialization.

To qualify for Level 3: Veterinary Tech Specialist (VTS), or highly qualified and specialized in a specific area, may have prior experience from another university hospital.



Work Schedule:


Week 1:
Sunday 8AM-6PM
Monday 8AM-6PM
Wednesday 8AM-6PM
Thursday 8AM-6PM

Week 2:
Tuesday 8AM-6PM
Wednesday 8AM-6PM
Friday 8AM-6PM
Saturday 8AM-6PM

This position is eligible for an additional $2.00/hour shift differential.
Weekends, on-call, and some holidays required, based on needs of the department.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $16.00 Maximum $22.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Begin the online application process by clicking the '' button. Applicants are asked to upload a cover letter outlining your experience as related to the position, current resume, as well as a list of professional references. This position is being posted at Vet Tech levels 1, 2 and 3. Level and pay are commensurate with experience.


Melinda Carmody
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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Applications Open: Sep 24 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Oct 8 2020 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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