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

Position Summary:

This position will be responsible for providing support to the Emergency and Intermediate Care Ward (ER and ICW) of the UW Veterinary Care (UWVC), and will require decision making responsibilities which may affect the outcome/quality of animal life.

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:

No Degree Required

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Preferred one year experience as a Veterinary Technician, experience with ER work strongly preferred, and experience in triaging cases preferred.

License or Certificate:

Certification as Wisconsin Veterinary Technician or Eligibility to Obtain

Additional Information:

There are a total of 2 vacancies available. Each position will have its own rotating schedule (see Work Schedule section).

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

Preferred knowledge and skills:
1. Knowledge of standards for quality animal nursing care and proper procedures associated with small animal patients in critical condition.
2. Knowledge of appropriate medical records management.
3. Knowledge of and ability to maintain and operate equipment utilized in the Emergency and ICW areas.
4. Knowledge of inventory, recordkeeping and billing procedures utilized in the veterinary hospital.
5. Ability to function calmly in stressful, life and death situations.



Work Schedule:

The schedule is rotating with shifts in the ER and ICW.
FTE Range: .90 - 1.00

Tech 1:
Week One- Sunday 11p-8a ER, Wednesday 4p-1a ICW, Thursday 11p-8a ER
Week Two- Monday 11p-8a ER, Tuesday 11p-8a ER, Wednesday 11p-8a ER, Friday 11p-8a ER, Saturday 11p-8a ER

Tech 2:
Week One- Monday 11p-8a ER, Tuesday 11p-8a ER, Wednesday 11p-8a ER, Friday 11p-8a ER, Saturday 11p-8a ER
Week Two- Sunday 11p-8a ER, Wednesday 4p-1a ICW, Thursday 11p-8a ER

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $15.35 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Begin the online application process by clicking the 'Apply Now' 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. This position is being posted at Vet Tech levels 1, 2 and 3. Level and pay are commensurate with experience.


Melinda Carmody
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:


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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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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