Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) – Milwaukee Campus

Are you looking for a rewarding career with a leader in animal welfare? We are currently seeking a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) to join our Milwaukee Campus veterinary team as soon as possible! As a CVT at WHS, you will work alongside a team of veterinarians and veterinary support staff with a passion for shelter medicine. 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! This position is first-shift with flexible scheduling options and while this position is traditionally Monday through Friday, an occasional weekend shift may be required to meet the needs of our community.

Position Summary
Job Responsibilities

-Surgery prep and post op care
-Anesthetize animals and monitor anesthesia
-Administer treatments and dispense medications
-Calculate drug dosages
-Perform dental prophy
-Draw blood, perform fecals, and urinalysis
-Vaccinate animals
-Digital radiology
-Clean and maintain equipment
-Organize clinic and fill prescriptions
-Facilitate foster recheck appointments
-Computer entry and other miscellaneous duties as assigned
-Facilitate public vaccine clinics

Qualifications & Requirements​

-Veterinary Technician Certification achieved and maintained
-Candidates must be positive, flexible, and work well with coworkers and the public
-Must be committed to treating animals and humans with kindness and respect
-Bilingual candidates strongly encouraged to apply

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!


WHS offers full-time 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)
-Aflac Supplemental Benefits
-Limited wellness care veterinary services for companion animals

All staff are eligible for the following benefits package on their hire date:

-403(b) Retirement Plan
-30% off discount on animal adoption fees
-10% off merchandise discount in our Animal Antics Store
-Limited veterinary services for companion animals offered for discounted fees
*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 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 one of 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.