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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 16, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Veterinary Sciences, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Agriculture & Animal Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time
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Minimum $18.94 HOURLY
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 benefits.

Job Summary:

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 documenting treatments.
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 care.
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.
  • 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 records
  • 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 animals
  • 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 management
  • 20% Maintains records regarding animal treatments, medications, diagnostic procedures, and illness
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.

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Associate's Degree


Experience with research animals preferred. Certification of Wisconsin Veterinary Technician or eligibility to obtain preferred or experience equivalent.

COVID-19 Considerations:

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: . Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Work Schedule:

Flexibility of hours are between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Some weekend and holiday hours are required.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

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

Appointment Type, Duration:


Additional Information:

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 this position.

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.


Tambrey Dinges
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:

Veterinary Technician III(AN004)



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:

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 16 2022 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 8 2022 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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