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Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine

Position Summary:

This is an objective level position providing specialized support to the daily operations of the Small Animal Orthopaedic Service. Requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strong organizational and decision-making abilities, knowledge of specialized services provided by Orthopaedics and other clinical services, and an understanding of UWVC referral policies and procedures. Requires the ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds independently and manual dexterity to perform specialized tasks. This position works closely with the Orthopaedic faculty on a daily basis and under limited supervision by the Orthopaedic Technician Supervisor. Duties include, but are not limited to:

1) Scheduling and coordinating recheck appointments, referral appointments, urgent cases, and referral emergencies for the Orthopaedic service, via direct phone contact with clients and referring veterinarians, and communication with the UWVC referral
coordinator and appointment staff.

2) Acting as a Orthopaedic liaison to the front desk and other services, and coordinating appropriate ancillary services (anesthesia, radiology) for each appointment as needed.

3) Oversight of the daily Orthopaedic receiving schedule to assure that scheduled cases are seen promptly.

4) Review of estimates with clients, collection of deposits, collection of balances, and charge capture for the service. Keep a daily census of hospitalized Orthopaedic patients and apprising clients of updates to their estimates.

5) Providing assistance to faculty and house officers with clinically related research.

6) Improving outreach efforts of the Orthopaedic service, to include brochures and maintenance of the web site.

7) Assures that high quality nursing care is provided for all patients being seen by the Orthopaedic service.

8) Performs duties under limited supervision. This may include working flexible, on-call hours and variable shifts.

9) Assisting the STS department as needed.

10) Participates in instruction of veterinary students and training of veterinary technicians.

11) Monitors veterinary student participation in daily receiving schedules, initiates changes and lends assistance when needed.

12) Assists supervisor in problem solving activities and administrative tasks.

12) Participates and understands the importance of working as a team member within the hospital structure (ie communication with supervisors and faculty for enhancing productivity and quality patient care).

The work is performed under general direction.

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


Certification as Wisconsin Veterinary Technician or Eligibility to Obtain
Highly qualified candidates will possess knowledge of routine orthopedic procedures, experience with surgical assisting in operating rooms, and surgical nursing skills for pre and post-operative patient care. Candidates should also possess excellent communication skills, decision-making abilities and will have knowledge of specialized services provided by orthopaedics and other clinical services.

Requires the ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. independently and physical and manual dexterity to perform specialized technical tasks.



Work Type:


Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
30 minute lunch, with flexible shifts possible

Appointment Type, Duration:


Hourly rate:

Minimum $16.61
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click "Apply Now" to start the application process. You will be required to submit a cover letter and resume highlighting your qualifications and experience as it relates to this position. This position is being posted at both vet tech levels 2 and 3. Position level and salary are dependent on qualifications.


Kate Hawley
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. )

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Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

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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.

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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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