Veterinary Assistant (Emergency and Critical Care)

Job Summary

Purdue University is hiring amazing Veterinary Assistants! We’re looking to add to our Emergency and Critical Care team where Veterinary Assistants will be responsible for patient restraint and care, set-up and assisting during procedures (including specialty equipment and instruments), assisting with sample collection, client communication, and client education. All members of the team are respected for their knowledge and experience and recognized for their contributions to educating students and helping us provide fantastic patient care. Some after-hours and on-call responsibilities may be required, this will be discussed during the interview process. 


Pay starts at $15/hour. New PVH employees are also eligible for a sign on bonus. Purdue University offers a substantial benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a generous paid time off package for sick and vacation days.


This posting may be filled at multiple levels (S2 or S3). The hiring manager will determine the job level based on the skills, experience, and qualifications of the selected candidate.


S2 requirements:

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Three years of relevant work experience (1 year in a veterinary hospital setting or related experience and 2 years of customer service experience)


S3 requirements:

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Four years of relevant work experience (2 years in a veterinary hospital setting or related experience and 2 years of customer service experience)


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure in emergency situations
  • Ability to read and write in English
  • Ability to lift and carry 25-50 pounds frequently and 60 pounds occasionally
  • Must have confidence around domestic animals and basic knowledge of animal husbandry



  • NAVTA Veterinary Assistant certificate 
  • Experience working in a veterinary teaching hospital or multi-specialty veterinary hospital 


Additional Information: 

  • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue guidelines. To learn more visit: https://bit.ly/3DH3z6f  
  • To learn more about Purdue’s benefits visit: https://bit.ly/3mcPNRp
  • 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 

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!

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