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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 262048-US
Work type: Onsite, Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Clinical Animal Care

Job Summary:

Are you looking for an exciting career in veterinary medicine? Whether you're an experienced CVT, a new CVT grad, or even if you are eligible for your certified veterinary technician (CVT) license within the next 12 months, we want you, and we train!

If you love learning and teaching, then this is the perfect role for you! Join us at UW-Madison's veterinary teaching hospital, and be on the cutting edge of veterinary medicine! This position performs technical responsibilities in support of the 24/7 needs of the Emergency and Critical Care units (ECC) of UW Veterinary Care (UWVC). Make a real difference in patients' and their owners' lives! Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

1) Oversees/guides workflow in ECC area focusing on special patient needs.
2) Anticipates needs of clinicians in procedures and primary care.
3) Participates in case overviews to better access and direct technical patient support.
4) Develops knowledge and responsibility in area of specialization to include maintenance of special equipment, instructing
others in use and care, assisting clinician/students in procedures.
5) Contributes to team management care utilized in Critical Care Unit and Emergency Services.

Responsibilities: Veterinary Technician I (AN002)
Veterinary Technician II (AN003)
Veterinary Technician III (AN004)
  • Calling in the appropriate services and backup support after hours and weekends for patients
  • Care and hourly treatment of CCU hospitalized patients
  • Catheter placement (iv, urinary, etc.)
  • Charge capture of services for patients
  • Client communication and documentation
  • Collection and submissions of lab samples
  • Follows UWVC policies and procedures
  • Maintenance and knowledge of equipment in the department and hospital
  • Participates in the rotating OC shifts for the teaching hospital
  • Participates in the training and mentoring of students, interns, technicians, assistants, and residents
  • Pharmacy medication script fills for hospitalized animals
  • Radiographs of patients
  • Sedation and anesthesia for patients in the ECC
  • Triage and stabilization of patients
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


H.S. Diploma

Associate's Degree


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

This position is posted at Vet Tech levels 1, 2 and 3. Level is determined by qualifications based on type of prior veterinary tech experience.

To qualify for Level 1: Entry level, new CVT grad or awaiting to sit for the CVT exam, or some CVT working experience with no specialization.

To qualify for Level 2: Generally over 2 years of veterinary tech experience, may substitute years of experience for specialization.

To qualify for Level 3: Veterinary Tech Specialist (VTS), or highly qualified and specialized in a specific area, may have prior experience from another university hospital.


CVT - Certified Veterinary Technician
or eligible to obtain within 12 months

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:

UW Veterinary Care Emergency and Critical Care Units (ECC) have a variety of shifts available! Schedule determined based on unit need.

Pay incentives for evening and weekend shifts of $3.00/hour night, $1.80/hour weekend, and the total you could earn is $4.80/hour for weekend and night differential on top of the base pay! This position is also eligible for a $3.00/hour ECC shift differential in addition to the night and weekend differentials.

Position will include holiday and weekend shifts. Potential for additional on-call hours as required by the hospital.

Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 25% - 100%

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

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $19.00 Maximum $29.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications
Sign-on Bonus of 5% of base pay (based on FTE) to be paid over the first year of employment (Minimum of $1,900+ for Veterinary Technicians)!

Pay incentives for evening and weekend shifts of $3.00/hour night, $1.80/hour weekend, and the total you could earn is $4.80/hour for weekend and night differential on top of the base pay! This position is also eligible for a $3.00/hour ECC shift differential in addition to the night and weekend differentials.

Additional Information:

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

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.

UW Veterinary Care offers competitive wages (including night and weekend differential, if applicable), outstanding employee benefits (, ample paid time off (, and financial support for continuing education and pursuing specialty certification.

The UW-Madison campus and the surrounding area have many enriching opportunities. Madison was named the most bike friendly city; the Dane County Farmer's Market is one of the largest in the nation; Madison has the most restaurants per capita of any U.S. city; Madison consistently ranks as a top community in which to live, work, and play; and the University is nationally recognized for academics and athletics. Please see the following link for more information: 

How to Apply:

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. Please ensure that the resume and cover letter address how you meet the minimum/preferred qualifications for the position.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is August 25, 2022; however, this position will remain open and applications will be considered until the position is filled.


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:

Veterinary Technician I(AN002) or Veterinary Technician II(AN003) or 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).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary 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 Department.

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