Employment & Volunteering

Pet Crossing Animal Hospital & Dental Clinic was established in 1997 by Dr. Kate Knutson and Dr. Steve Barghusen. Their vision was to establish a facility where clients and their four-legged family members could receive quality care in a friendly environment. They wanted to have their patients actually enjoy coming to see the doctor! That’s why every patient gets lots of treats, pets, hugs and kisses!

We are a full service, AAHA accredited facility.

If you are looking for a rewarding position as a DVM, Certified Veterinary Technician, Veterinary Assistant or Client Services Representative, and you LOVE animals, please send us a letter of introduction along with your resume, in pdf or Word format, to [email protected], or fax to (952) 884-7564.

Pet Crossing Animal Hospital & Dental Clinic
CURRENT OPENINGS

Pet Crossing currently has two employment openings. Please apply by sending your cover letter and resume, in PDF or Word format, to [email protected], or fax to (952) 884-7564.

OUTPATIENT VET ASSISTANT
Pet Crossing Animal Hospital and Dental Clinic is looking for an individual who is passionate about a career in veterinary medicine to join our Outpatient team as a Vet Assistant. The successful candidate has the ability to handle changing priorities easily and is a team player. This person will also communicate closely with our clients regarding their four-legged family members.

This is an exciting opportunity at our AAHA-certified practice since we help our students – CVT and DVM – work toward their school and career goals by providing an environment that is dedicated to teaching and mentoring them.

Duties to include and not limited to:

  • Check patients in/out of appointment
  • Assist doctors with appointments and minor procedures
  • Update and maintain patient medical records
  • Perform laboratory tests
  • Care for hospitalized patients
  • Provide treatments for hospitalized patients
  • Care for all boarding patients, most of whom are medical patients as well
  • Clean and prepare exam rooms
  • Weekend boarding shifts
  • Perform follow-up calls to clients
  • Attend monthly staff meetings

Required skills and competencies:

  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain focus in a dynamic environment

This position can be full-time, or part-time with 20 hours per week.
Please include a cover letter and resume to fulfill application requirements.

SURGICAL VETERINARY ASSISTANT – PRE-VET
This is an exciting opportunity for the pre-veterinary school student at our AAHA certified practice. Pet Crossing Animal Hospital and Dental Clinic is looking for someone who is enthusiastic about veterinary medicine and has excellent communication skills. The successful candidate will be working in an environment that is dedicated to teaching and mentoring pre-veterinary students. We will help you work toward your school and career goals.

The Surgical Veterinary Assistant will serve our patients who are having surgery, including dental surgery, and/or need to be hospitalized.
This person will also communicate closely with our clients regarding their four-legged family members.

Duties to include and not limited to:

  • Assisting DVMs and CVTs in surgery
  • Patient care before and after procedure
  • Instrument care
  • Laboratory work
  • Imaging
  • Patient record keeping

Required skills and competencies:

  • Exceptional client communication
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain focus in dynamic environment

Full-time schedule is available if successful candidate has graduated from pre-vet studies; part-time is available if successful candidate is still taking undergraduate classes.

Cover letter and resume required for consideration.

VOLUNTEERING AT PET CROSSING
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Do you love animals? Do you want to have some cuddle time at the end of a hard day? Volunteering at Pet Crossing is very rewarding and can be a great way to gain experience while helping our patients and their people. Our volunteers help by cuddling animals, providing TLC, cleaning and stocking.

Please contact us at [email protected] for more information and a tour to see if volunteering is a good fit for you.