Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 01, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 234922-US
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine, Management/Supervisory

Position Summary:

This is an advanced level working supervisor position providing management, leadership, and specialized technical support to the daily operations at UW Veterinary Care (UWVC). The position supervises the veterinary technicians and other staff for the following clinical services: Orthopedic Surgery; Soft Tissue Surgery; Small Animal Operating Rooms; and Central Sterile Supply. Requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strong organizational and decision-making abilities, and knowledge of specialized services provided by the clinical services. Requires the ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds independently, and the physical and manual dexterity to perform specialized tasks. This position works closely with the faculty of the clinical services overseen by this position, and under limited supervision by the Assoc. Director/Hospital Administrator. Duties include, but are not limited to:

1) Evaluating and improving where necessary all aspects of the effective organization and utilization of the technical staff and other resources to support optimal patient care, client service and student teaching.
2) Ensuring appropriate scheduling of technical staff coverage for all shifts and for after-hours emergency coverage in the SA hospital operating rooms.
3) Participating as needed in providing technical services along with employees that are supervised by this position.
4) Participating in the instruction of veterinary students and house officers on technical procedures relevant to the clinical
services that are the supervisory responsibility of the position.
5) Supervising all technicians, TEs, and student hourly employees. This supervision is accomplished in coordination with the faculty members working in each clinical service to meet their operational objectives for clinical service and teaching.
6) Responsible for achieving and maintaining an optimal level of nursing care for patients on a daily basis.

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:

High school diploma required. Bachelor's degree preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

1. At least 5 years experience as a Certified Veterinary Technician
2. Knowledge of effective supervisory practices and principles
3. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with staff, clinicians and students in a professional and collegial manner
4. Knowledge of varied technical skills and practices for quality patient care
5. Knowledge of effective instructional techniques used in teaching professional veterinary students and veterinary
6. Ability to function calmly in stressful life and death situations.
7. Able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with efficiency and accuracy
8. Problem-solving skills to analyze issues that do not follow the normal pattern
9. Attention to detail and accuracy in completing tasks
10. Computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, and data entry. Ability to learn, use and adapt to new computer technologies, including use of electronic medical records programs.
11. Ability to lift 50 pounds. Other physical exertion requires standing, bending, and reaching.
12. Appropriate hand and physical dexterity for telephone and computer use and to operate various types of equipment

License or Certificate:

Current credentials in Wisconsin as a Certified Veterinary Technician

Additional Information:

UW Veterinary Care offers competitive wages (including night and weekend differential, if applicable), outstanding employee benefits (, ample paid time off (, and financial support for continuing education and pursuing specialty certification.

The UW-Madison campus and the surrounding area have many enriching opportunities. Madison was named the most bike-friendly city; the Dane County Farmer's Market is one of the largest in the nation; Madison has the most restaurants per capita of any U.S. city; Madison consistently ranks as a top community in which to live, work, and play; and the University is nationally recognized for academics and athletics. Please see the following link for more information:



Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 5:00PM, with one hour lunch
Flexibility for extended or alternate hours based on operational needs of the areas supervised.

Potential for some on-call hours, as required by the hospital.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $24.00 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.


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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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Applications Open: Jun 1 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 20 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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