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Dept of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection
Veterinarian Specialist - Advanced 
Job Announcement Code(s): 21-00512

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    Veterinarian Specialist - Advanced

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Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Starting pay for this position is between $39.00 and $40.15 per hour ($81,120-$83,512 annually). This position is in pay schedule and range 15-03. This is a non-represented position. Pay on appointment for current or former state employees may vary and will be based on transaction type and the provisions of the State Compensation Plan. A 12 month probationary period is required.
Madeline Erce, HR Specialist - Senior, (608) 224-4764,
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The deadline to apply for this position is Monday, March 8 at 11:59pm.
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The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, Division of Animal Health is recruiting to hire a Veterinarian Specialist - Advanced.

The agency works hard to serve the people of Wisconsin assuring: safe, wholesome food; consumer protection and fair business practices; animal and plant health; a clean environment; and strong agriculture and commerce - and you can become a part of it! We are located in the Prairie Oaks State Office Building situated on Madisonís southeast side and nestled atop a beautifully wooded and scenic hilltop venue. Our employees enjoy ample, low-cost parking at the facility. We are only minutes away from the Beltline Highway, Interstate 90 and Highway 51 for quick access to local restaurants, retail and service locations.

This rewarding full time position offers great work-life balance as well as competitive pay and excellent benefits. The State of Wisconsin benefits package includes 3.5 weeks of leave time to start, 9 paid holidays, accrued sick leave, multiple insurance options and an exceptional retirement plan.

To learn more about the opportunities available working for the State of Wisconsin, click here.

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Position Summary:   

This position serves as the veterinary specialist and program manager for the Divisionís cattle disease programs including bovine tuberculosis, brucellosis and Johneís disease (Mycobacterium paratuberculosis). The position works with industry and other state, national and international organizations in the development of disease control methods, testing protocols, management practices and educational materials. This position reviews laboratory results, works closely with the WI Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and takes appropriate steps to uphold the laws of the state and federal governments. The position also provides support for program veterinarians in epidemiology during disease outbreaks and investigations.

For a full position description, please click here.

Special Notes:   

A criminal background check will be performed on the selected applicant prior to an offer of employment.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident, an alien authorized to work in the U.S. without DATCP sponsorship) at the time of application.

Travel is required for approximately 5-10% of this position's duties.

Possession of a valid driver's license including personal automobile insurance, or the ability to provide oneís own transportation for work purposes, is required.


A minimally qualified applicant will have:

  • Graduation from an AVMA accredited college or university with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree or equivalent

  • Possession of, or eligibility to obtain, credentials to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Wisconsin

  • Possession of, or eligibility to obtain, state/federal accreditation for Category II animals

  • Experience in veterinary practice and/or working in a veterinary regulatory environment

In addition, a well qualified applicant will have:
  • Post graduate degree (MS or Ph.D.) in at least one designated veterinary discipline (veterinary pathology, veterinary toxicology, epidemiology, etc.) OR possession of equivalent certificate of residency or board certification such as: diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, American Board of Veterinary Toxicology, American College of Veterinary Microbiologists, etc.

  • Experience in large animal veterinary practice and/or working in a large animal veterinary regulatory environment

You are required to upload the appropriate credentials with your application (transcripts, diploma, certificates, etc.). If you do not upload these materials, your application will not be considered.

It is critically important your application materials clearly describe your experience related to the stated criteria. The job experts who evaluate your application materials must be able to make an accurate assessment regarding your qualifications. Applicants who do not meet at least the minimum qualifications or who do not clearly identify minimum qualifications will be ineligible to continue in the selection process.

How To Apply:   

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce. Veterans are encouraged to apply. For complete information on veterans hiring programs that may benefit you, please visit the Employment Assistance page on WDVA's website.

To be considered for this position, you will need to create an account and apply online. For instructions on how to create an account in WiscJobs, click here.

You will be required to upload a current resume and credentials (transcripts, diploma, certificates, etc.). You are also encouraged to upload a cover letter/summary of experience. If you are having technical difficulties with attaching your resume and cover letter, here is a step-by-step video on how to attach documents in WiscJobs.

Application materials must be submitted by 11:59pm on the deadline date listed above. Your resume and summary of experience will be evaluated by one or more job experts. Candidates who are deemed eligible will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process where vacancies exist.

Please address questions regarding the application process to Madeline Erce at

Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration should complete the application process to apply.

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