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Location:  Madison, WI

Institution:  University of Wisconsin

Business Title:        Anesthesia Veterinary Technician

Official title:             Veterinary Technician III(AN004)


— Two years animal care experience including anesthesia is preferred but not required

— Specialty training (CVT-VTS Anesthesia) is preferred but not required


Job Summary:

You may be eligible for a hiring bonus up to $2600! Are you looking for a challenging new position? Are you an experienced Veterinary Technician looking to advance your skills in Anesthesia? This position is dedicated to the highly specialized Veterinary Anesthesia Core operated by the Research Animal Resources and Compliance unit. The Anesthesia Veterinary Technician assists veterinarians, researchers, and other technical support staff in the care of animals, prepares and performs complex animal care anesthetic procedures and oversees supply maintenance and record keeping. They also assist in clinical instruction for laboratory personnel and other technicians to ensure attainment of organization goals.


The essential responsibilities of the Anesthesia Veterinary Technician include performing all aspects of anesthetic management for various research animals with an emphasis on pigs on campus. This includes, but is not limited to formation of anesthetic protocols, administration of anesthetic agents, invasive and non-invasive physiologic monitoring during sedation/general anesthesia, documentation of physiologic parameters/drug administration/anesthetic complications, and post-anesthetic monitoring of animals until fully recovered.



Standard Summary:

AN004 Veterinary Technician III


Assists veterinarians in the care of animals. Prepares and performs the most complex animal care procedures or serves as an expert in a specialized animal care area, and serves as a resource and lead to other technicians and student employees.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • 5% Assists veterinarians and researchers in animal care, diagnostic, preventative, research, anesthesia, surgery, post-operative care, euthanasia and radiology procedures under minimal supervision. May perform minor surgical procedures or other minor invasive procedures
  • 45% Prepares, completes, monitors, and documents complex technical animal care procedures and work unit activities, assessments, and medication administration according to established care plans and medical necessity
  • 5% Keeps records of all controlled substances and inventory records
  • 10% Maintains surgical support facilities in sanitized, well-stocked, and in orderly manner; and ensures that preventative maintenance of equipment is performed
  • 5% May assist in data collection or reporting for designated aspects of research, animal care programs, or colony management
  • 10% Maintains records regarding animal treatments, medications, diagnostic procedures, and illness

Unique Responsibilities:

  • 20% Consults and schedules anesthetic procedures for research projects on




Preferred Associate’s Degree



CVT – Certified Veterinary Technician Preferred


Additional Information:

A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. University sponsorship is not available for this position.

The Anesthesia Veterinary Technician must be able to comply with entry requirements for specialized animal facilities including, but not limited to health screening, periodic tuberculosis testing, vaccinations, and have the ability to wear appropirate personal protective equipment (PPE) (e.g. mask, respirator, etc.) as required by SOP’s or policies.


How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please click the “Apply Now” button. You will be asked to submit a resume and cover letter that describes your qualifications as they relate to the position.


To ensure consideration, application must be received by: February 5, 2024

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

A period of evaluation will be required


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.


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Job Group:

Animal Care Services

Job Subgroup: Clinical Animal Care


FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Employee class: Department(s):

University Staff

A349040   /    OVCR/RARC


Full time salary rate:         Minimum $25.000 HOURLY

Depending on Qualifications

Salary detail:                     Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as 3.5 weeks vacation and paid holidays, sick pay, competitive insurance (health, dental, life) and flexible savings accounts, as well as many retirement benefits. Funds for relocation are possible. Expected pay range for this position is $25 to $28.84 per hour depending on experience and qualifications. We are offering a hiring bonus up to $2600 to eligible employees!


Term:  This is a renewable appointment

Appointment percent:  100%

Anticipated begin date:  February 10, 2024

Number of positions: 1

Department Contact:

Tambrey Dinges

1710 University Ave Enzyme Institute

Madison, WI 53726-408




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