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Veterinary Technician Assistant: Large Animal Hospital

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 13, 2024

Minimum $17.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications
Sign-on Bonus of 3-5% of base pay (based on FTE) to be paid over the first year of employment!

Job Summary:

Join the exciting world of large animal veterinary medicine! This position supports the 24/7 needs of the Morrie Waud Large Animal Hospital at UW Veterinary Care (UWVC). If you love farm animals, have a positive attitude and strong work ethic, this position could be a great fit for you! Veterinary assistants provide assistance to both clinicians and veterinary nurses in their patient care efforts.

Responsibilities: Provides assistance during veterinary examinations and procedures, performs daily animal care duties, and maintains facility and inventory to ensure attainment of organization goals.
  • 20% Assists with and executes the preparation, completion, and documentation of basic technical animal care procedures, assessments, and medication administration according to established care plans and medical necessity
  • 20% Cleans and maintains organization of animal holding spaces, work areas and equipment
  • 20% Inventories and organizes supplies
  • 10% Maintains organization of and updates records related to medical procedures and billing
  • 10% Assists with routine laboratory tests and specimen collection according to established medical orders and care plans
  • 10% Documents and disseminates results to the appropriate entities
  • 10% Serves as a point of contact for animal owners and stakeholders providing information and answering questions
  • Assist in all aspects of large animal patient care duties
  • Assist with patient medical treatments as requested
  • Ability to thoroughly complete work independently
  • Set-up and assist in emergency cases
  • Participate in rotating on-call and holiday shifts as needed
  • Contribute as a positive and helpful team player amongst large animal hospital staff
  • Assist with hospital cleaning and inventory efforts as needed
  • Other duties as assigned
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H.S. Diploma


1 year minimum of veterinary experience required
Prior experience with handling/caring for large animals required
Requires the ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. independently and physical and manual dexterity to perform specialized technical tasks.

Work Schedule:

Variable night, holiday, weekend, and on-call shifts as required by the hospital.

Shifts will fluctuate based on our work shift needs.

Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Additional Information:

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.

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:

How to Apply:

Begin the online application process by clicking the '' button. Applicants are asked to upload a current resume.


Amanda Anderson
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Veterinary Tech Assistant(AN001)



Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

Job Number:


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