Madison, WI
May 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 101532-US

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine

Employment Class: University Staff-Ongoing

Position Vacancy ID: 101532


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:

Minimum $15.35

Job Summary:

This is an advanced level position requiring extensive technical knowledge and skill, independence of action and cooperative team effort to meet the operational/ instructional needs of the Critical Care Unit and Emergency Services of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH). 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 50lbs. 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 nursing care is administered and maintained in the primary care of animal patients.

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

3) Monitors veterinary student participation in daily receiving schedules, initiates changes and lends assistance when needed.

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.


Highly qualified candidates will have the following: a minimum of 2 years' experience working as a critical care/ emergency technician; excellent technical skills, communication skills, including the ability to triage phone calls, perform patient intake, perform treatments, understanding of critical cases to assist the doctors. Ability to multitask and prioritize while assisting/teaching 4th year students. Ability to function calmly in stressful situations and to work cooperatively with other people. Requires the ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. independently and physical and manual dexterity to perform specialized technical tasks.

Schedule Comment:

There will be a rotating schedule.
Sun, Wed, Thurs 3:00PM-1:00AM
On call hours till 4:00AM in the CCU.
Saturday 7:00AM-5:00PM in the ER.

Mon,Tues, Fri, Sat 3:00PM-1:00AM
On call till 4:00AM in the CCU


Nancy Parkinson
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: 12 Apr 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 30 May 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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