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Requisition ID:  15488

Veterinary Technician (Large Animal Surgery Tech)

Job Summary

Purdue University is looking to fill the role of Large Animal Surgery Technician within the Purdue Veterinary Hospital (PVH). As the Large Animal Surgery Technician you will be asked to perform various clinical services as assigned including medical nursing, intensive care nursing, diagnostic, and emergency treatment of Large Animal patients. Provide clinical instruction to veterinary and veterinary technology students as necessary. Monitor inventory/supplies, order as necessary, keep exam and treatment rooms stocked. Communicate with clinicians regarding changes in condition of patients. Perform various record keeping tasks. Will rotate night shift, weekend, and day shift duty, and holiday coverage rotation.


S3 requirements:

  • Associate's degree or Bachelor's degree from an AVMA accredited Veterinary Technology


S4 requirements:

  • Associate's degree or Bachelor's degree from an AVMA accredited Veterinary Technology program
  • Two years of experience as a credentialed veterinary technician



  • Candidates must be registered as veterinary technician in Indiana no later than twelve (12) months after hire date
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Hospital Information Systems)
  • Ability to work under pressure in emergency situations
  • Good oral/written communication skills; ability to follow verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to handle the physical and emotional aspect of work in a veterinary hospital environment
  • Ability to lift and carry 25-50 pounds frequently and 60 pounds occasionally


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/3zA1Qxb
  • This was formerly classified as an operational/technical position; an internal lateral transfer will retain same benefit standing
  • 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

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette

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