Madison, WI
Apr 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 101291-US

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine

Employment Class: University Staff-Ongoing

Position Vacancy ID: 101291


Official Title: VETERINARY TECH 3(35303) or VETERINARY TECH 2(35302) or VETERINARY TECH 1(35301)


FTE: 100%

Term: This is an Ongoing appointment

Advertised Salary: $15.35 - $29.83

Job Summary: This is an advanced level position assisting professional veterinary medical personnel in complex anesthesia procedures in support of the daily operational needs of the UW Veterinary Care (UWVC). Employes work with both small and large animal patients in Anesthesia with back-up support to the Critical Care Unit. Position responsibilities require the individual to demonstrate initiative and the ability to make independent discretionary judgments that can affect the quality/outcome of animal life. Requires the ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. independently and physical and manual dexterity to perform specialized technical tasks. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

1) Oversees and assures that high quality care is administered and maintained in the anesthesia care of animal patients.

2) Monitors workflow schedules specific to procedures requiring anesthesia, initiates changes and lends assistance when needed.

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

4) Assists supervisor in problem-solving activities and administrative tasks.

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

6) Demonstrates good interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate proposed ideas and solutions.

The work is performed under general direction.

Requirements: Highly qualified candidates will possess the following: a minimum of 1 year experience providing anesthesia, including the ability to provide anesthesia to a variety of species of animals. Excellent communication and technical skills with ability to function calmly in stressful situations.

Special consideration will be given to technicians with Veterinary Technician Specialty in Anesthesia (VTS).

Schedule Comment: Monday - Friday 8:45am - 5:15pm

This position is required to work approximately 3-5 on-call 12 hour shifts/month and some holiday on-call. On-call requires you to report for work within 30 minutes for emergency veterinary services provided by the UWVC.

Contact: Susan Bethke
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. )

Instructions to applicants: Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process.To apply, you will be asked to submit a cover letter and resume highlighting your qualifications as they relate to this position.

This position is posted at 3 levels: Vet Tech 1, Vet Tech 2, and Vet Tech 3.
The title level, duties, and rate of pay will be determined based on qualifications and experience level.

The pay range for Veterinary Technicians are as follows:
Veterinary Technician 1: $15.35 - $25.51
Veterinary Technician 2: $16.61 - $27.58
Veterinary Technician 3: $17.97 - $29.83

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Probationary Period will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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.

Advertised: 08 Mar 2017 Central Standard Time

Application Close: 9 May 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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