WI National Primate Research Center, Madison, WI

Working Title: Veterinary Technician Supervisor
Degree and area of specialization:
High school diploma required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Certification as Wisconsin Veterinary Technician required
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Minimum of three years experience working as a Certified Veterinary Technician, preferably in an
animal laboratory animal setting. Previous experience in a supervisory role is required, and
knowledge of effective supervisory practices and principles is essential fro success in this role.
Extensive experience in administering anesthesia, monitoring equipment, administering fluids, as well
as monitoring the recover of animals, and the ability to train these skills and techniques is required.
Incumbent must have prior surgical experience in a veterinary clinic or animal laboratory
Incumbent must possess: excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively
with other WNPRC staff, animal research facility staff, and investigator staff; conflict resolution
skills; knowledge to perform clinical triage and initial emergency intervention; proficient computer
skills in MS Word, spreadsheets, and data entry; ability to learn, use and adapt to new computer
technologies, including use of electronic medical records programs; working knowledge of research
animal rules and regulations; ability to effectively lead and utilize supervisory techniques and
methods, adept problem-solving skills to analyze and resolve issues that may arise; knowledge of
effective instructional techniques used in teaching professional veterinary students and veterinary
technicians, the ability to remain calm during urgent medical situations, and the ability to work
effectively with a high level of independence
Principal duties:
Supervise day-to-day activities of veterinary technicians, resolve personnel issues, conduct
employee performance evaluations and performance development
Schedule logistics and secure resources to ensure adequate staffing, equipment, and supplies to
ensure optimal operation of the WNPRC Veterinary Services unit
Prepares, completes, and documents technical animal care procedures, assessments, and
medication administration according to established care plans and medical necessity
Develops animal care procedures and protocols and affiliated reference materials to ensure
compliance with established rules and regulations
Provide all aspects of veterinary care support for research animals
Provide oversight and training for the Veterinary Technician staff, develop new training procedures
for clinical and surgical skills
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Position Summary:
This is an advanced level working supervisor position providing management, leadership, and
specialized technical support to the daily operations of the Wisconsin Primate Research Center
(WNPRC). The Veterinary Technician Supervisor will be responsible for ensuring work is performed
efficiently and thoroughly. The incumbent will evaluate the needs of each working area, and
adjust the workload and tasks of each technician as necessary to ensure the highest quality of
animal care. Work may be performed at any of our 3 locations across the UW-Madison campus,
including our Blue Mounds facility. Travel among facilities across campus may be required daily.
Additionally, this position will function at the level of a Surgical Veterinary Technician 3.

Maintain or create policies and procedures according to program needs
Provide technical services along with employees who are supervised by this position
Attend veterinary rounds in order to plan for immediate future veterinary needs
Supervise equipment sterilization services at WNPRC to ensure best standards of sterilization for
research needs
A period of evaluation will be required
University of Wisconsin-Madison
A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
Additional Information:
The responsibilities of this position require the ability to lift and carry 50 pounds on a frequent basis,
as well as walking/standing on feet for long periods of time. Physical ability to lift, sit, stand, bend,
reach, squat, twist and push to safely handle and care for the nonhuman primates is required.
Must be tuberculosis (TB) negative.
Applicant will be required to have a measles titer within the first week of employment. Depending on
the results, applicant may need to be immunized.
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) at any time.
Criminal background check is required.
Based in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (OVCRGE) of the
University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), the WNPRC is committed to diversity both as an end
in itself, but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities through research. To support
this commitment, we encourage applications from candidates who hold these same values of Employee class:
University Staff
Full time salary rate: Negotiable HOURLY
Appointment percent:
Anticipated begin date:
Number of positions:
To ensure consideration, application must be received by:
September 27, 2021
September 19, 2021
NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the names of applicants must be released
upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.
UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote
excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
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University of Wisconsin-Madison
This is a renewable appointment.
Rachael Buss 608-890-3585
Phone TTY:
Please submit a cover letter and resume referencing PVL 239017 highlighting your experience as it
relates to this position. In addition, you will be required to provide 3 professional references in your
application process.
1220 Capitol Ct
Capitol Ct 1220
Madison, WI 53715-1237
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