Veterinary Technician/Nurse (Neurology)

Job Summary


The Purdue University Veterinary Hospital is looking for an enthusiastic credentialed veterinary technician to work with our Neurology team! Credentialed veterinary technicians working in Neurology provide support to the service through communication with clients, providing comprehensive patient care, and coordinating and communicating patient needs across services. Neurology technicians perform diagnostic sample collection, assist with CSF taps, occasionally perform and monitor anesthesia, assist in neurological surgeries such as hemilaminectomy or craniotomy, and perform or assist with electrodiagnostic studies such as BAER testing. The team also assists with clinical research projects that provide valuable information to improve our understanding and care of patients with neurological diseases.


Applicants for this position do not need previous Neurology experience or knowledge, as the veterinary technicians at Purdue have the opportunity to continually learn new knowledge, skills, and techniques. Neurology technicians work closely with veterinary and veterinary nursing students, providing education through clinical experience. The ideal candidate has a good base knowledge as well as having a great attitude, desire to learn, and work as a team.
The Purdue Veterinary Hospital values credentialed veterinary technicians for the skill and knowledge they bring to the hospital, students, and patients. Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, is a beautiful campus that supports both a College of Veterinary Medicine as well as an Associate and Bachelor degree program in Veterinary Nursing. Pay starts at $19/hour for Associate’s degree, and $21/hour for Bachelor’s degree. Candidates with previous RVT experience and/or additional certifications may be eligible for a higher starting rate. As a University employee, veterinary staff are afforded a generous benefits package including medical/dental/vision insurance, paid time off, and retirement contributions.




  • Graduate of AVMA accredited veterinary technology program
  • Must be RVT in Indiana within 12 months of starting employment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Willing to teach clinical skills and concepts to students
  • Ability to work under pressure in emergency situations
  • Ability to lift and carry 25-50 pounds frequently and 60 pounds occasionally




  • Experience working in a veterinary teaching hospital or specialty veterinary hospital
  • Experience working in Neurology

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:


  • Low cost of living
  • Easy access to Chicago and Indianapolis
  • Variety of local entertainment options


Associate's Degree


0-1 year 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