Requisition ID:  28732

Animal Care Technician

Job Summary

Purdue Veterinary Hospital (PVH) is hiring Animal Care Technicians to support our brand new David and Bonnie Brunner Purdue Veterinary Medical Hospital Complex. This role will monitor and maintain the physical and environmental conditions of animals both large and small in a research or clinical setting.  Individuals in this role will be expected to feed, water, groom, bathe, exercise, and provide other types of care to ensure animal welfare while consistently evaluating the general condition of animals by and collecting and recording data. Employees can expect to clean and maintain animal environments; order and stock supplies; follow approved protocols and standard operating procedures. This position is also eligible for a $1000.00 signing bonus.


24/7 coverage in the Veterinary Hospital is needed and employees should expect to be flexible in order to meet that need.




  • High school diploma/GED
  • 3 years of work experience
  • Must be able to read/write English
  • Ability to work without close supervision
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions
  • Must be able to operate power tools
  • Must be able to lift and carry 50 to 80 pounds frequently and up to 100 pounds occasionally
  • Must be comfortable working around small and large animal species: may include, but not limited to dogs/cats/horses/cattle/goats/sheep/llamas
  • Valid US or Canadian driver's license




  • Custodial experience
  • Large animal handling experience
  • Forklift experience


Additional Information:


  • Purdue will not sponsor an employment related visa for this position
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contributions Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

Benefits of a Purdue Career:


Benefits of working/living in West Lafayette, IN:



Typically requires a high school diploma/GED


Minimum of 3 years of experience

FLSA Status


Nearest Major Market: Lafayette