Job Summary

The goal of the Purdue University Laboratory Animal Program (LAP) is to provide health care to research and teaching animals, promote animal welfare, and assist researchers using animal models in the humane and appropriate use of animals at the university. This position allows for a flexible working schedule and offers a unique opportunity to work with a variety of animals including dogs, cats, sheep, pigs, rabbits, birds, amphibians, rodents, horses, and cattle.
The Laboratory Animal Veterinary Technologist (Veterinary Technician) will work with three laboratory animal veterinarians. The primary role will be to assist the LAP veterinarians in assuring the provision of adequate veterinary care in compliance with USDA, PHS, and Purdue University regulations and guidelines for the humane and appropriate care and use of laboratory animals. This position primarily provides assistance to veterinarians by exercising skills in the performance of common veterinary technology procedures. Other duties will include assisting with oversight of the animal care program at multiple campus facilities, maintaining frequent communication with animal facility personnel, and administrative duties associated with the animal care and use program such as maintaining accurate records.


  • Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology, Animal Health Technology, or a related area
  • State of Indiana Veterinary Technician Registration or ability to become certified or licensed in Indiana
  • Ability to obtain LATG certification within 36 months of hire (employer assistance provided)
  • Must have a working knowledge of veterinary technical skills
  • Ability to lift, restrain, and manipulate animals needed
  • Manual dexterity, manipulation skills, and visual acuity sufficient to perform technical manipulations, as well as operate anesthetic, therapeutic, and equipment associated with the described duties necessary
  • Excellent interpersonal/communications skills and ability to work effectively as a team player


  • Laboratory Animal Technician/Technologist (LAT/LATG) certification by the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science Knowledge of federal animal regulations
  • Research-oriented animal care experience with a variety of laboratory animal species

Additional Information: 

  • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue guidelines.
  • To learn more about Purdue’s benefits summary
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • This was formerly classified as an operational/technical position; an internal lateral transfer will retain the same benefit standing
  • 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