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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 231377-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine

Position Summary:

This position is part of the UW Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine, Shelter Medicine Program.

Principal Duties:

This position is designed to provide support for University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine Shelter Medicine Program's (UWSMP) Maddie's Shelter Medicine Teaching and Training Programs. The primary student rotation and intern clinical training currently occurs at Dane County Humane Society (DCHS). UWSMP currently has 2 Maddie's Shelter Medicine interns annually and 2-3 Maddie's Shelter Medicine residents completing their primary clinical training at DCHS. There are 69 University of Wisconsin 4th year veterinary students rotating thorough DCHS on their two-week Shelter Medicine Ambulatory in the 2020/2021 academic year, and interest in this rotation continues to grow, including requests from out-of-state veterinary students.

Primary duties include educating & supervising students, interns, and residents on life-saving practices; training students, interns, and residents to find and examine multiple solutions to the problems that shelter animals and communities might face; pursuing excellence in the clinical skills of trainees; and supporting other educational aspects of the program as needed. UWSMP has a close partnership with DCHS
and the clinical instructor will primarily be working out of the shelter and must work successfully within their practices to uphold this partnership with DCHS.

Other important duties are to provide population-level continuing education and consultation for shelter staff, and to be involved in didactic instruction via the UWSMP's Maddie's Shelter Medicine Fellowship program, Maddie's Shelter Medicine Intensive, and Maddie's Shelter Medicine Elective university course.

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:

DVM or equivalent degree with specialized training or experience in Shelter Medicine.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Ideally at least three years of experience working in or with animal shelters or a formalized internship
in shelter medicine. At least one year of experience with instructional and consultation activities
preferred. Proficiency in practical and tactful identification and articulation of strengths, problems, and
possible solutions. Ability to write reports and to deliver presentations that will be clear to an audience with
a wide range of backgrounds.

License or Certificate:

Must have or be eligible to attain license to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Wisconsin.
Strong preference given to candidates ABVP board certified in Shelter Medicine or eligible to become
board certified in Shelter Medicine but board certification is not required.

Additional Information:

The successful candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, sharp attention to
detail, and strong organizational skills. The candidate must show creativity and a proven ability to initiate
projects and see them through to a successful completion. Must have a demonstrated ability to work well
independently and also to collaborate in a team environment. Must have the ability to take direction as
well as provide leadership. Must be comfortable working with people of all levels of expertise.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

MARCH 01, 2021


Minimum $70,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, please click on "Apply Now". You will be required to upload a cover letter, resume, and a document listing the contact information for three professional references. For questions regarding the application process, please contact Nancy Parkinson at or 608-262-1158.


Rachel Adams
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:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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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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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