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VETERINARY TECHNICIAN: LARGE ANIMAL HOSPITAL

Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 267677-US
Work type: Onsite, Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time
Department:VET M/LRG AN SVS/LA-TECHS
Location: Madison
Categories: Clinical Animal Care

Job Summary:

Join the exciting and challenging world of large animal veterinary medicine! This position performs technical responsibilities in support of the 24/7 needs of the Morrie Waud Large Animal Hospital at UW Veterinary Care (UWVC). The position requires the individual to make independent and responsible decisions which may affect the outcome/quality of animal life. Make a real difference in patients' and their owners' lives! Requires the ability to lift a minimum of 50lbs. independently and physical and manual dexterity to perform specialized technical tasks. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

1) Oversees/guides workflow in area focusing on special patient needs.
2) Anticipates needs of clinicians in procedures and patient 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 large animal hospital.

Responsibilities: Veterinary Technician I (AN002)
Veterinary Technician II (AN003)
Veterinary Technician III (AN004)
Tasks:
  • Assist in all aspects of large animal nursing duties
  • Ensures all medical treatments are performed on patients
  • Euthanize patients as needed/requested by DVM
  • Participate in rotating on-call and holiday shifts as needed
  • Set-up and assist in ERs
  • Teach 4th year vet students and train new staff
  • Work independently, with minimal support
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

Education:

Required
H.S. Diploma


Preferred
Associate's Degree

Qualifications:

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 3 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.

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

License/Certification:

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

Work Schedule:

Sunday-Thursday, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Will include holiday, weekend, and on-call shifts as required by the unit and hospital.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 90% - 100%

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

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $18.00 Maximum $28.00 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 $1,800+ 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!

Additional Information:

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 (https://hr.wisc.edu/benefits/new-employee-benefits-enrollment/benefits-for-employees-covered-by-the-wrs), ample paid time off (https://hr.wisc.edu/benefits/leave/paid-leave/), 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: https://www.visitmadison.com/

How to Apply:

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

Contact:

Toni Schriver
toni.schriver@wisc.edu
608-263-9938
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.



Official Title:

Veterinary Technician I(AN002) or Veterinary Technician II(AN003) or Veterinary Technician III(AN004)

Department(s):

A878320-SCHOOL OF VET MEDICINE/LRG AN SVS/LA-TECHS

Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

Job Number:

267677-CP

  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: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

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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