University of Wisconsin Madison VETERINARY TECH 3 in Madison, Wisconsin



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Job no: 99987-US

Work type: Staff-Part Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific

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Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

Working Title:

Veterinary Tech 3

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This is an Ongoing appointment

Advertised Salary:

Minimum 17.97

Job Summary:

This is an advanced level, part-time position assisting professional veterinary medical personnel in assuring the provision of adequate veterinary care in support of the daily operational needs of the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center. In addition to performing all of the clinical tasks assigned to a Veterinary Technician 1 or 2, the incumbent works independently in their efforts to provide all aspects of surgical care to this large colony of nonhuman primates as well as providing this service to the larger university community. The incumbent also oversees the maintenance and updates of specialized veterinary equipment ranging in value from $100 to over $200,000.

In addition, the incumbent has responsibilities in providing guidance to junior personnel in all aspects of veterinary technical support while continuing to provide technical assistance to the veterinary professionals when needed. These job duties require the incumbent to be independent, decisive, and accomplished with frequent demonstration of the fundamental knowledge of veterinary medicine, aseptic technique, wound management/healing, anesthesia, information management including spreadsheets and time management.


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

  • Position requires the ability to stand for up to 75 percent of the time.

-Physical ability to lift, sit, stand, bend, reach, squat, twist and push to safely handle and care for the nonhuman primates.

  • Must be TB negative.

  • Applicant will be required to provide proof of immunization for measles or have a measles titer within the first week of employment. Depending on the results of the blood test, applicant may need to be immunized.

  • Allergies to animals must be controlled by medication.

  • Must possess a valid driver's license that meets standards of UW Risk Management in order to operate WNPRC vehicles.

-Incumbent may be assigned to work at the WNPRC's central location on campus or either of two satellite facilities in Blue Mounds or at the WIMR (Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research, near UW Hospital).

Schedule Comment:

This is a part-time (60%) appointment. Schedule will be determined based on surgical schedule, but will typically be in a Monday-Friday work week.

Occasional night and weekend work hours may be required

Must be willing to work on-call and weekend hours as needed.


Samantha Block


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 Online" 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, and three professional references. Please address the following information in your application materials:

  • Describe your experience assessing animal emergency care (triage) and performing triage in an emergency situation.

  • Indicate your level of experience assisting with or independently administering anesthesia in a laboratory or clinical setting, as well as any training you have obtained through formal education or on-the-job training.

  • Provide examples of your professional experience or training assisting a veterinarian with animal surgeries including the type of surgery and your role.

Initial consideration is through Sunday, October 31, 2016.

Additional Link: Additional Vacancy Details

NOTE: A Probationary Period will be Required

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Advertised: 17 Oct 2016 Central Daylight Time

Applications close: 31 Oct 2016 Central Daylight Time