Veterinary Assistant (Intermediate Care)

Job Summary


Purdue Veterinary Hospital is hiring amazing Veterinary Assistants to support our Intermediate Care Ward! The Intermediate Care Ward, located in the brand new Brunner Complex, will house stable patients that still require 24-hour care. Veterinary Assistants will be responsible for patient care (walking, feeding, and cleaning) and restraint for physical exams, blood draws, and procedures. All members of the team are respected for their knowledge and experience and recognized for their contributions of educating students and helping us to provide fantastic patient care. The brand new Brunner Purdue Veterinary Hospital Complex adds 65,000 square feet of state-of-the-art space for continuous care of our small animal hospitalized patients. Veterinary assistants in the Intermediate Care Ward will work closely with the ER/ICU team to provide around the clock care, and schedules may rotate through day/night shifts as well as weekends and holidays. Schedules will be discussed during the interview.

Pay starts at $15/hour. 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.

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:


  • 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


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