Veterinary Technician/Nurse (Emergency/Critical Care)

Job Summary


The Purdue University Veterinary Hospital is adding talented veterinary technicians to our Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) team! As a teaching hospital supporting 15 different veterinary specialty departments, technicians in the ECC department have the opportunity to utilize all of their clinical skills working with a diverse caseload of patients. This team will work closely with DACVECC veterinarians, veterinary residents and interns, and VTS (ECC) technicians who offer team members the opportunity to learn and advance. 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 Purdue Veterinary 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.
The Veterinary Hospital at Purdue University 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. A rotating schedule block ensures plenty of time to enjoy the community and all that Purdue has to offer, and a signing bonus is available for new PVH Technicians in the ECC or ICU departments.  
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 in Indiana within twelve (12) months
  • 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



  • Teaching and computer experience
  • Experience in a veterinary practice or veterinary teaching hospital
  • Emergency or critical care experience
  • Experience in emergency, multispecialty veterinary hospital or veterinary teaching hospital
  • Experience in general practice

Additional Information:


  • Workday will consist of 10 hours, totaling 40 hours per work week
  • Shifts will rotate and will include days, nights and weekends
  • Will also participate in holiday coverage rotation and after hours on-call for evenings and weekends
  • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue guidelines
  • Learn more about Purdue’s benefits  
  • 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


Benefits of a Purdue Career:

Benefits of working/living in West Lafayette, IN:


Associate's Degree


2 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!