Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 04, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 233750-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine

Position Summary:

This position is part of the UW Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine, Shelter Medicine Program.

Principal Duties:

Person will be responsible for working as part of the University of Wisconsin, School of Veterinary Medicine, Shelter Medicine Program on team projects involving consultations with animal shelters. Consultation work is often conducted through phone and email communication but also involves onsite visits, so ability to travel, sometimes with short notice is required. Many duties may also involve supervision and training of veterinary students, Shelter Medicine interns, Shelter Medicine residents, and veterinary and shelter fellows. The Shelter Medicine Outreach Veterinarian will also work on other team projects involving outreach, education, and research, including conference presentations, course presentations, and development of consultation tools, online materials and research
publications. The Outreach Veterinarian will be a representative of the UW Shelter Medicine Program when working with organizations and help to build the program's reputation and trust in the field, the University, and the community.

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:

DVM or equivalent degree with advanced specialized training in Shelter Medicine

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

At least three years of experience working in or with animal shelters and/or community medicine; at least one to two years of experience with outreach and consultation activities with animal shelters preferred. Proficiency in practical and tactful identification and articulation of strengths, problems and possible solutions. Ability to write reports and recommendations that will be clear to an audience with a wide range of backgrounds.

License or Certificate:

Must be eligible to obtain license to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Wisconsin and/or home state, if remote

Additional Information:

Candidate must have excellent verbal and written communcation skills, attention to detail and strong organizational skills. Also must have creativity, originality, and a proven ability to initiate projects and see them to a successful completion. Must have a demonstrated ability to work well independently and collaborate in a team environment. Also must have the ability to take direction as well as the ability to provide leadership. Must be comfortable working with people of all levels of expertise and training must be extremely high. Remote candidates are encouraged to apply but a preference may be given to applicants living near Madison, WI.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

JUNE 01, 2021


Minimum $70,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, please click on "". You will be required to upload a cover letter, resume, and a document listing the contact information for three professional references. For questions regarding the application process, please contact Nancy Parkinson at nancy.parkinson@wisc.edu or 608-262-1158.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is May 15, 2021, however positions will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


Rachel Adams
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:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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. 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: May 4 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 1 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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