Covance Animal Care Specialist in Madison, Wisconsin

Job Overview

Covance’s Animal Care Specialist job in Madison, WI will not only look after your immediate needs but also help you with your career goals.

Are you looking for a job that provides a starting hourly rate of $15.00 AND offers full medical/dental/vision benefits? Do you want to continue your education? Covance provides tuition reimbursement.

We want you to succeed so we will provide you with excellent on the job training and mentoring.

We also want you to take time off for yourself, so Covance offers 21 days of paid time off annually.

Here are some of the job responsibilities:

  • Provide general animal facility maintenance and cleanliness to animals.

  • Set up animal housing

  • Maintaining and monitoring animal laboratory facilities

Some things we would like you to know:

  • Animal Care Specialists work on a rotating shift. First shift hours, but the days you work change and include weekends and some holidays.

  • This job will keep you active! You can expect to be on your feet walking approx. 5 miles/day.

  • The job will require you to lift up to 50 pounds.

  • Our employee’s health and safety is important to us, mandatory immunizations and screenings are required.

Get ready to redefine what’s possible and discover your exceptional potential at Covance. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to personally advance healthcare and make a difference in peoples’ lives with your bold ideas and unique point of view. With the support of extraordinary people from across the globe and an energized purpose , you’ll be empowered to own your career journey with mentoring, training and personalized development planning.

Join us as we speed the delivery of groundbreaking therapies and anticipate tomorrow’s drug development challenges, creating new possibilities for our clients—and your career.


  • High school diploma or GED


  • Prior experience working in a cleaning role or working with animals is helpful but not required

Job Number 2018-19634

Job Category Scientific Entry Level

Position Type Full-Time

Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.