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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 would like to grow your skill set, 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! The position plays a vital role supporting clinicians and staff in providing routine and specialized care for the general surgery and orthopedic surgery departments. The selected candidate will be able to expand their skills in an innovative and exciting environment. The position requires the ability and willingness to collaborate with and interact as part of a team within the Surgical services and all other services in the hospital.


• Responsible for independently and proficiently performing technical nursing responsibilities to provide quality patient care
• Participates in the instructional needs of the teaching hospital as needed. Participates in the training and mentoring of students, interns, technicians, assistants, and residents
• Responsible for maintaining equipment and adequate inventory of area supplies and cleanliness of facility
• Collect and submit patient samples to the onsite laboratory
• Help aid DVMs and 4th year students in patient appointments, procedures, and surgeries which will include sedation and advanced imaging
• Collaborates as a team with co-workers in a positive productive manner
• Effectively copes with unanticipated problems and suggesting methods of correction or prevention.
• Effectively copes with unanticipated problems and suggesting methods of correction or prevention.
• Assists in providing accurate estimates to clients and able to answer questions regarding procedures and diagnostics.
• Ensures charge capture is accurate and reflects patient care provided
• General cleaning and maintenance for the service
• Continue to learn to gain knowledge to be able to provide quality care for all patients.
• Continue to gain and seek knowledge opportunities that will benefit self, service, and the hospital
• Bring a positive, helpful, and collaborative attitude to the unit and hospital. Listens effectively to others and contributes to a positive working environment.
• Supports/conveys positive, friendly image of the University/hospital and surgical services.
• Follows personal, hospital, and section policies and procedures
• Promotes emphasis on customer satisfaction and importance of responding courteously and promptly to all internal and external customers
• Participates in on-call shifts as required by the hospital
• Other duties as assigned

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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
If unlicensed, must obtain Wisconsin licensure within your first 12 months of employment with UWVC

Work Schedule:

Hours generally scheduled Monday-Friday, between 7:30AM-5:30PM. Final schedule to be determined based on hospital need and candidate availability.

Potential for additional on-call hours as required by the hospital.

Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%

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

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $18.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications
Sign on bonus of 5% of base pay (based on FTE) to be paid in two installments over first year of employment.

This position is being posted at Vet Tech levels 1, 2 and 3. Level and pay are commensurate with experience.

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 (), 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. Please include a current copy of your resume detailing your relevant experience.


Jen Gall
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Official Title:

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



Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

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Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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