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. Monitor and maintain the physical and environmental conditions of animals both large and small in a research or clinical setting. Feed, water, groom, bathe, exercise, and provide other types of care to ensure animal welfare. Evaluate the general condition of animals, and collect and record data. Clean and maintain animal environments; order and stock supplies; follow approved protocols and standard operating procedures. 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:


  • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue guidelines
  • Learn more about Purdue’s benefits 
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position   
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Non-exempt Defined Contribution Plan
  • 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:
  • Sign-on bonus for eligible positions
  • Competitive benefits package including generous paid sick time and vacation
  • Tuition remission (Purdue and Purdue Global)
  • Free CityBus access
  • Employee discount program


Typically requires a high school diploma/GED


Minimum of 3 years of experience

FLSA Status


Our culture is marked by enthusiasm about community development, smart communication, technological advances, scientific research, and global responsibility. If you have a strong desire to learn, as well as teach; are looking for amazing benefits; and appreciate a diverse and welcoming population and workforce, then apply today to join the PVM Family!

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette