Wisconsin Humane Society, Milwaukee, WI

Position Description

Who We Are:

The Wisconsin Humane Society is a progressive, innovative organization that is proud to be a role model for the best in animal welfare work and our standards are really, really high. We believe in strong processes and a focused, strategic, flexible approach to challenges. We know that our mission is real only when we can effectively make it happen.

Who We Need:

We are seeking a Full-time or Part-Time Certified Veterinary Technician who, like us, is moved by serving underserved people and their pets. This person would share our commitment to making high-quality spay/neuter services affordable and accessible to all pet owners. This position requires weekday availability of at least two-three days per week until 5:30pm. You may be our ideal candidate if you enjoy a fast-pace and being part of a strong, positive team.

Position Summary

Job Responsibilities

-Surgical prep of patients while ensuring safety and sterility

-Anesthetize patients, monitor under anesthesia and provide post-operative care

-Calculate drug dosages; handle and track controlled substances Clean and maintain equipment, surgical quarters and animal areas as needed

-Ensure prompt and accurate paperwork procedures are followed

-Effectively communicate in a friendly and professional manner with co-workers and the public

-Provide excellent customer service

Qualifications & Requirements

-Veterinary Technician Certification achieved and maintained

-Veterinary Technician certification required

-Experience in a veterinary clinic and/or animal shelter or control facility preferred

-Able to lift and carry up to 50lbs repeatedly throughout the day

-Candidates must be committed to treating animals with kindness and respect

-Bilingual candidates strongly encouraged to apply

Benefits/Compensation

Signing Bonus WHS is currently offering a signing bonus of up to $1,000. Eligible hires can earn $500 after 90 days of employment and an additional $500 after 6 months for a total of $1,000!

Compensation & Benefits:

WHS offers full-time CVTs a very competitive starting salary of $16.00/hour and provides financial support for continuing education and license renewal. Full-time staff are eligible for up to 2 weeks of Vacation, 1 week Paid Time Off, and 6 paid Holidays after 45 days of employment as well as the following benefits on the first of the month following 60 days of consecutive employment after their full-time hire date:

-Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance

-Group Term Life Insurance and Voluntary Life Insurance

-Short Term and Long Term Disability

-Flexible Spending Plans

-Health Savings Account (HSA)

-403(b) Retirement Plan

-Aflac Supplemental Benefit

All staff are eligible for the following benefits:

-30% off Adoption Fees -10% off discount in our Animal Antics Store

-Limited wellness care veterinary services for companion animals

Available on the first of the month following 60 days of consecutive employment after the hire date.

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please visit www.wihumane.org/employment.

Only applications received through our online employment application system may be considered.

Come see why over 200 staff call one of WHSs 6 locations home! You’ll be happy you did!

Equal Opportunity Employer

About Us

The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is the oldest and largest shelter in Wisconsin. It was founded in 1879 and operates shelters in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Door, and Brown Counties, as well as a Spay/Neuter Clinic in West Allis. The organization offers adoption services, educational programming, and veterinary resources for animals from low-income households, retail stores, volunteer programs, and dog training classes. The Milwaukee shelter also houses the state’s busiest Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

WHS is an independent nonprofit and receives no general government funding and is not part of any national umbrella group.