Certified Veterinary Technician – Ozaukee Campus

Have you always dreamed of a career helping shelter animals? Are you looking to make a difference for animals and the community? The Wisconsin Humane Society Ozaukee Campus is looking for a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) to join our team providing care for thousands of shelter animals each year! This position offers a competitive starting salary of $17.84/hour and offers a flexible weekday schedule. As a CVT at WHS, you will work alongside a team of shelter medicine veterinarians and veterinary support staff to provide care for animals. If you are a CVT looking for the perfect opportunity to hone your skills and change lives while working with a committed, passionate, and fun team apply today – you’ll be happy you did!

Position Summary
Job Responsibilities

-Providing caring, compassionate, and detail-oriented care for shelter patients
-Correctly and efficiently executing treatments, diagnostics, and medication under the direction of a veterinarian.
-Maintaining detailed and accurate medical records in our animal management software
-Anesthesia induction and monitoring
-Surgery prep and post-operative care
-Calculating drug dosages
-Performing dental prophylaxis
-Performing diagnostic procedures such as venipuncture, radiographs, fecal floats, and urinalysis
-Vaccinating animals in accordance with organizational protocols.
-Maintaining and cleaning surgical equipment
-Assisting with low-cost, high-volume public vaccination and microchip clinics


-Current state licensure as a certified/registered/licensed veterinary technician
-Must be able to routinely carry 25lbs and up to 50lbs
-This position requires standing, stooping, bending, and lifting for several hours at a time
-Must be committed to WHS’s organizational values of compassion, respect, and kindness, innovation, professionalism, equity, and positive approach
-Prior experience working in a shelter setting a plus
-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 additional $500 after 6 months for a total of $1,000!


Compensation & Benefits: WHS offers CVT’s a very competitive starting salary of $17.84/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:

-403b Retirement
-30% off Adoption Fees
-10% off discount in our Animal Antics Store
-Limited wellness care veterinary services for companion animals

​Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please visit wihumane.org/employment to begin your online employment application. Only applications submitted through our online application system may be considered. Please know that it is our policy to reply to each and every application received once we have a status update.

Come see why over 200 staff call one of WHS’s 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 states busiest Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. WHS is an independent nonprofit and receives no general government funding and is not part of any national umbrella group.