Veterinary Technician

UW Madison School of Veterinary Medicine (UWVC)

Madison , Wisconsin

UW Veterinary Care at the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine is in search of dedicated, motivated and enthusiastic Certified Veterinary Technicians to join our team. UW Veterinary Care is located on the campus of the University of Wisconsin in the heart of Madison, a community offering numerous cultural, recreational and educational activities. This is an excellent opportunity to utilize your skills in a progressive, state-of-the-art, fast-paced learning environment.

This is an advanced level position requiring extensive technical knowledge, skill and independence of action in support of the daily operational needs in all areas of the Large Animal Area of UW Veterinary Care (UWVC). Position responsibilities require the individual to demonstrate initiative and the ability to make independent discretionary judgments with respect to both instructional and technical responsibilities. 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.

Certification as Wisconsin Veterinary Technician or Eligibility to Obtain.

Highly qualified candidates will have the following: a minimum of 1 year experience working as a Large Animal technician including critical care/emergency experience; possess excellent communication and technical skills; ability to multitask and prioritize while assisting/teaching 4th year students; ability to make independent decisions which can affect the quality/outcome of animal life; 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.

HOW TO APPLY

Please click on "Apply Now" to begin the application process. You will be required to submit a cover letter and resume highlighting your qualifications and experience as it relates to this position. You will also be asked to provide the contact information for three references.

http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/500130/veterinary-technician