Depending on Qualifications
Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as
generous vacation and paid holidays, sick pay, competitive
insurance and savings accounts, as well as many retirement
This position provides veterinary care to research animals in the
UW-Madison research animal program. The research animal veterinary
technician assists veterinarians in restraint, examination, and
medical and surgical treatment of sick and injured animals.
Veterinary technicians observe the health and welfare of research
animals and document observations and treatments in appropriate
records. The veterinary technician will use multiple electronic
methods of communicating with laboratory and veterinary staff and
They will also prepare and administer oral, topical and injectable
medications (including anesthetic agents) as directed by the
veterinarians. This position may assist or initiate preparation of
animals for medical, surgical, diagnostic and research procedures,
monitor animals during anesthesia, and provide post-operative
The veterinary technician performs multiple methods of euthanasia
on multiple species.
This position may also train lab staff in the management of chronic
medical conditions of genetically modified mice, such as dermatitis
and dental problems, by teaching them to do certain treatments to
improve the welfare of the animals. This position is considered
essential personnel and is 100% onsite.
Assists veterinarians in the care of animals. Prepares and performs
the most complex animal care procedures or serves as an expert in a
specialized animal care area, and serves as a resource and lead to
other technicians and student employees.
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
- 45% Assists veterinarians and researchers in animal care,
diagnostic, preventative, research, anesthesia, surgery,
post-operative care, euthanasia and radiology procedures under
minimal supervision. May perform minor surgical procedures or other
minor invasive procedures
- 10% Prepares, completes, monitors, and documents complex
technical animal care procedures and work unit activities,
assessments, and medication administration according to established
care plans and medical necessity
- 5% Keeps records of all controlled substances and inventory
- 5% Maintains surgical support facilities in sanitized,
well-stocked, and in orderly manner; and ensures that preventative
maintenance of equipment is performed
- 5% Schedules and performs routine testing and vaccinations on
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulated
- 5% Assists in training new veterinary and/or animal care
technicians and supervises work as appropriate
- 5% May assist in data collection or reporting for designated
aspects of research, animal care programs, or colony
- 20% Maintains records regarding animal treatments, medications,
diagnostic procedures, and illness
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
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
Experience with research animals preferred. Certification of
Wisconsin Veterinary Technician or eligibility to obtain preferred
or experience equivalent.
UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety
protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain
subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: https://policy.wisc.edu/library/UW-5086
. Please visit https://covidresponse.wisc.edu
for the most up-to-date information.
Flexibility of hours are between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through
Friday. Some weekend and holiday hours are required.
Full Time: 100%
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed
in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility
for employment in the United States on or before the effective date
of the appointment. University sponsorship is not available for
The Veterinary Technician must be able to comply with entry
requirements for specialized animal facilities including, but not
limited to health screening, periodic tuberculosis testing,
vaccinations, and have the ability to wear appropriate personal
protective equipment (PPE)(e.g. mask, respirator, etc.) as required
by SOPs or policies.
How to Apply:
To apply for this position, please click the "" button. You will be
asked to submit a resume and cover letter that describes your
qualifications as they relate to the position.
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:
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Veterinary Technician III(AN004)
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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
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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policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and
on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics
for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper
copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police
Applications Open: May 16 2022 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 8 2022 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time