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Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) PT/FT - Milwaukee, WI

  • Wisconsin Humane Society
  • 04/28/21
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • 53208
  • $16.00 / Hourly
  • Full-Time
Are you looking to make a difference for animals and their people? The Wisconsin Humane Society Milwaukee Campus is looking for a full-time or part-time Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) to join our team providing care for thousands of shelter animals each year! This position offers a very competitive starting salary of $16.00/hour with few weekend and evening commitments. Come see why over 240 staff and nearly 17,000 animals call one of WHSs campuses home each year! Youll be happy you did!

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 fecal examinations, and urinalysis
-Vaccinate animals
-Take and develop radiographs
-Clean and maintain equipment
-Organize clinic and respond to phone calls
-Facilitate animal foster recheck appointments
-Computer entry and other miscellaneous duties as assigned

Qualifications & Requirements

-Veterinary Technician Certification achieved and maintained
-Candidates must be positive, flexible, and work well with coworkers and the public
-Flexibility and/or open availability to work some evening, weekend, and/or holiday shifts as needed
-Must be committed to treating animals and humans with kindness and respect


WHS offers full-time CVTs a very competitive starting salary of $16.00/hour. In addition, hired candidates will receive a $500 bonus after 90 days and another $500 at the 6 month mark for a total of $1,000! Full-time staff are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package including up to 2 weeks Vacation, 1 week Paid Time Off (PTO), and 6 paid Holidays within their first year. Paid time-off will be prorated based on the full-time hire date and is available after 45 days of consecutive employment. On the first of the month following 60 days of consecutive employment, full-time staff are eligible for these additional benefits:

-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 retail (i.e. apparel, pet food, special order merchandise), service fee, event, and education program discounts

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 our employment page at 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 WHSs 6 locations home! Youll 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.

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