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 prophet@petcrossing.com, or fax to (952) 884-7564.

Pet Crossing Animal Hospital & Dental Clinic

How to apply for employment opportunities at Pet Crossing:
Send your cover letter and resume, in PDF or Word format, to Ellen.Zebrun@petcrossing.com, or fax to (952) 884-7564.

Pet Crossing Animal Hospital and Dental Clinic is looking for an individual who is passionate about pursuing a career in veterinary medicine to join our Outpatient team as a full-time Veterinary 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 assistants – whether their goal is to earn a CVT designation or DVM degree – work toward their school and career goals by providing an environment that is dedicated to teaching and mentoring them.

Full-time employees are eligible for benefits including healthcare and PTO.

Duties to include and not limited to:

  • Check patients in/out of appointment
  • Assist doctors with appointments
  • 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
  • Perform nail trims, give vaccines
  • 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
  • Background in pre-vet or animal science studies preferred; current college students or those with coursework in either pre-vet or animal science studies are encouraged to apply.

Candidates must be available to work full-time.

Please include a cover letter and resume to fulfill application requirements; email these documents to Ellen.Zebrun@petcrossing.com


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 prophet@petcrossing.com for more information and a tour to see if volunteering is a good fit for you.