UWVC Assistant Kennel Manager

  • Full Time
  • Madison

Website University of Wisconsin

  • Location: Madison, Wisconsin
  • Category: Animal Care Services
  • Employment Type: Onsite
  • Employment Type: Staff-Full Time
  • Application Period Opens: Nov 14 2023 at 3:40 PM CST
  • Apply By: Nov 28 2023 at 11:55 PM CST
  • Job Number: 281731-US

Job Summary:

Are you looking to shift your career into a leadership role? Do you enjoy working with a great team of supportive and collaborative colleagues? Then the UW Veterinary Care Assistant Kennel Manager position could be for you! Work daily to support patient care in this busy veterinary hospital. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

1) Assist with student worker hiring, onboarding, and training
2) Act as liaison with hospital services to ensure patient care spaces are clean and well maintained
3) Follow required protocols to ensure safety of patients and staff is maintained


Serves as a resource and lead to other technicians and student employees; collects samples, administers medication and treatments, and performs feeding and maintenance responsibilities to ensure compliance with animal care regulations and in support of research and instruction.

  • 20% Leads the day-to day operational activities of an animal care work unit and facilitates staff training as needed
  • 20% Cleans and maintains organization of animal holding spaces
  • 20% Tracks inventory levels of animal supplies and places replenishment orders
  • 5% Inspects, maintains, and initiates complex repairs to equipment to ensure optimal and safe operation
  • 10% Maintains organization of and updates records related to work unit procedures
  • 10% Observes animal behavior, performs animal care, and reports concerns to the appropriate entities to contribute to the health and well-being of animals in support of research and instruction
  • 5% Help with Dane County Human Society stray/surrender program
  • 5% Serve as back-up to order towels and linens for hospital use; perform regular quality checks
  • 5% Serve as back-up to lead staff of oversight and maintenance of I-131 room


  • Act as back-up to kennel manager in handling submitting repair request forms to facilities manager
  • Help coordinate and oversee tasks for the kennel staff members
  • Observe animal patient behavior and report concerns to clinical care team as needed. Help ensure animal patients are safe and comfortable via regular visual wellness checks
  • Restock prescription diets and other diets as needed. Help ensure kennel supplies are stocked to meet operational needs.
  • Serve as service liaison in absence of kennel manager to aid in effective communication with the hospital services and that all hospital needs are being met
  • Serve as working supervisor to assist with custodial and kennel staff duties and tasks
  • Monitor cleanliness both inside and outside of the small animal hospital
  • Work closely with the kennel manager to coordinate kennel operations
  • Ensure safety and infectious disease controls are followed per established policies and protocols
  • Assist with Dane County Human Society stray/surrender program
  • Serve as back up to kennel manager in keeping towels and linens in stock and ensure quality controls are being met
  • Help maintain all client facing areas of the hospital, including entrances and sidewalks
  • Serve as lead to maintain and clean I-131 room

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background – people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

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H.S. Diploma

Associate’s Degree


Previous management experience desired but not required.

Work Schedule:

Wednesday, Friday, 9AM-7PM; Saturday-Sunday, 8AM-6PM; times may flex based on department need

Potential for on-call night, weekend, and/or holiday shifts based on hospital need.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $18.00 Maximum $28.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications
Sign-on Bonus of 3-5% of base pay (based on FTE) to be paid over the first year of employment

Additional Information:

Requires the ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. independently and physical and manual dexterity to perform specialized technical tasks.

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.

UW Veterinary Care offers competitive wages (including night and weekend differential, if applicable), outstanding employee benefits (https://hr.wisc.edu/benefits/new-employee-benefits-enrollment/benefits-for-employees-covered-by-the-wrs/), ample paid time off (https://hr.wisc.edu/benefits/leave/paid-leave/), and financial support for continuing education and pursuing specialty certification.

The UW-Madison campus and the surrounding area have many enriching opportunities. Madison was named the most bike-friendly city; the Dane County Farmer’s Market is one of the largest in the nation; Madison has the most restaurants per capita of any U.S. city; Madison consistently ranks as a top community in which to live, work, and play; and the University is nationally recognized for academics and athletics. Please see the following link for more information: https://www.visitmadison.com/

How to Apply:

Begin the online application process by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ button. Applicants are asked to upload a current copy of their resume, outlining their experience as it relates to this position.


Laura Mikkelson
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Animal Care Technician III(AN010)



Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

Job Number:



The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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To apply for this job please visit jobs.wisc.edu.

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