Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 20, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 228093-US
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine

Position Summary:

This position provides specialized technical support to the daily operational needs in all small animal surgical areas of University of Wisconsin Veterinary Care (UWVC). The position requires initiative to independently follow through with technical responsibilities. 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. Oversees daily receiving schedules, provides assistance and initiates changes as needed.
2. Anticipates needs of clinicians, staff and students during procedures and in primary animal care.
3. Assists in the instruction of professional veterinary students and training of entry level Veterinary Technicians as requested.
4. Provides pre-operative patient preparation and positioning and assures aseptic technique during procedures.
5. Assures high quality nursing care is administered and maintained in primary care of animal patients.
6. Monitors veterinary student participation in daily operating schedules, initiates changes and lends assistance when needed.

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:

Certification as Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Experience with surgical assisting in operating rooms. Certification as a CVT required. Surgical nursing skills for pre- and post-operative patients strongly encouraged. Excellent communication skills required.

This is a great opportunity if you are looking to pursue a VTS in surgery!

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

License or Certificate:

Certification as Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Required.

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 2 and 3. Level is determined by qualifications based on type of prior veterinary tech experience.

To qualify for Level 2: Generally over 2 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.

This is a great opportunity if you are looking to pursue a VTS in surgery!



Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-5:00PM
Flexible shifts may be required, depending on department needs, including some weekend and holiday hours.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $17.50 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 2 and 3. Level and pay are commensurate with experience.


Jill Medenwaldt
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.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/ .

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

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applications Open: Oct 20 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Dec 8 2020 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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