The shelter medicine program at MADACC is a key component in our efforts to achieve our organization’s objectives which are focused on caring for animals and improving placement rates. The Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) is a key member of the Medical Department, bringing his/her knowledge of shelter animal care and surgical expertise to the team. The CVT will be responsible for assisting with surgical procedures (primarily spay/neuter of cats and dogs but other procedures done as needed). In addition, performing an initial evaluation of an animal's condition at intake of animals, cleaning and wrapping wounds, collecting samples and administering medication, updating patient files in an accurate and timely fashion, performing basic lab work, and performing procedures such as dental cleaning, and rabies vaccinations for patients and shelter clients in the shelter and at off-site clinics under veterinary supervision.
Our medical department is equipped with modern diagnostic equipment for triaging injured animals from the 19 municipalities that comprise Milwaukee County. We have digital radiography, ultrasound, and dental equipment. Our facility was fully renovated in 2016 and was designed with animal health and quality of life as the focus.
The CVT position is a non-exempt, full time (part time considered), 40 hour per week position. Our compensation package is extremely competitive, including holidays, paid time off, excellent medical benefits, Continuing Professional Education, pension plan, professional dues and license fees paid, and an outstanding work environment supported by a leadership team that genuinely cares about its people and the animals in our care.
Graduation from an AVMA/CVMA accredited technical school or college, passing both the VTNE and the Wisconsin state exam, and holding a current State of Wisconsin Certification for a Veterinary Technician. Certification as a Veterinary Technician qualifies staff for continuing education opportunities. Position requires weekend, weekday, weeknight and holiday hours.
About Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission
To provide animal regulation and care services which protect the health, public safety and welfare of people and animals in Milwaukee County.
Who Is MADACC?
In 1996, the Milwaukee County Intergovernmental Cooperation Council created an Animal Control Services Planning/Steering Committee to plan for animal control services for Milwaukee County after being notified that the Wisconsin Humane Society had decided to focus on their primary mission of adoption and community outreach and would no longer provide animal control services. To that end, the 19 municipalities that comprise Milwaukee decided to create a “commission”. This is a governmental agency where municipalities collaborate together to provide a service. For example, some municipalities do this for fire or police services. It was decided that an animal control commission would provide the most cost effective model, and provide residents with one central location to look for their missing companions.
MADACC opened August 1, 1999 and provides animal care and control services for the nineteen municipalities of Milwaukee County. MADACC is governed by a Board of Directors and an Operations Committee. The ...board is comprised of officials from each municipality, each getting one vote on matters concerning the operations of MADACC. The Operations Committee meets monthly to oversee the budget and operations of MADACC and is comprised of seven (7) members of the full board.
MADACC is first and foremost a public safety organization. We currently rescue and assure safe, temporary shelter, basic veterinary and humane care for over 12,000 stray, unwanted, abandoned, mistreated and injured animals each year — more than any other animal control organization in Wisconsin.
Animal Care and Control facilities like MADACC are often referred to derogatorily as “the pound”. We are one of the most misunderstood organizations in this community. Because we are an “open admission” facility, we will take in animals who are sick, injured and who may exhibit unsafe behavior. Many of these animals are not able to be successfully treated or adopted out into the community. Organizations that call themselves “no-kill” often have waiting lists for animal intake, and many times will not take in animals that have any medical or behavioral challenges, leaving organizations like MADACC as the only alternative for those owners and animal in need.
We take our commitment to the animals and citizens of the municipalities that we serve very seriously and strive to ensure that we do all we can to ensure we make the right decision for each and every animal that comes into our building.
MADACC member municipalities have chosen for MADACC to provide the following functions for the community:
• Provide effective and cost efficient animal control services by active enforcement of Wisconsin State
• Statutes pertaining to animal welfare for the 19 member communities of Milwaukee County
• Assure safe, temporary shelter, veterinary and humane care for stray, unwanted, abandoned, mistreated and injured animals, including emergency on-call service between hours of operation
• Provide a central location for owners to find and recover their lost pets
• Expedite the return of animals to their rightful owner
• Provide a progressive animal licensing program for Milwaukee County
• Provide and encourage responsible, safe placement opportunities for homeless animals
• Promote and maintain the highest levels of customer service and accountability to the public
• Educate the public about responsible companion animal ownership
• Provide placement of stray and unwanted animals and provide humane euthanasia when necessary