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Requisition ID:  15441

Veterinary Technician (Large Animal Versa Tech)

Job Summary

The Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital is adding talented veterinary technicians to our Large Animal team! As a teaching hospital supporting 15 different veterinary specialty departments, technicians have the opportunity to utilize all of their clinical skills working with a diverse caseload of patients. Purdue University also boasts one of the top Veterinary Technology programs in the country and offers all employed technicians didactic and in-the-moment teaching opportunities with both veterinary and veterinary technology students. All technicians in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital are encouraged to work independently and utilize critical thinking skills to contribute to patient care. Technicians are also supported in working towards their VTS and are mentored through the process.


As a Large Animal Technician, you will:

  • perform various clinical services as assigned including medical nursing, surgical 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 


The Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Purdue University's College of Veterinary Medicine values credentialed technicians for the skill and knowledge they bring to the hospital, students, and patients. 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 (S3 or S4). The hiring manager will determine the job level based on the skills, experience, and qualifications of the selected candidate.


S3 requirements:

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

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



  • Experience as a registered veterinary technician in a large animal hospital, veterinary practice, or a veterinary teaching hospital
  • Large animal experience in a teaching hospital or specialty practice

Additional Information:

  • Predominately weekday shift duty with rotating after hours on call duty and holiday coverage
  • 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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