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 individuals who are passionate about pursuing a career in veterinary medicine to join our Outpatient team as a full- or part-time Veterinary Assistant. The successful candidates will have the ability to handle changing priorities easily and are team players. Our veterinary assistants also communicate closely with our clients regarding their four-legged family members. Because of our focus on dentistry, behavior, nutrition and parasite prevention for our patients, applicants with an interest in any of these four areas are preferred.

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. We offer a flexible schedule for our assistants who are currently in an educational program to accommodate their class schedules.

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.

We require a cover letter and resume for a complete application. Please email these documents to Ellen.Zebrun@petcrossing.com

AAHA – accredited hospital seeks experienced certified veterinary technician to join in providing State of the Heart Medical Arts health care to our patients.

Along with individualized preventative care, we offer top quality dental, medical and surgical services for our patients. We design/develop collaborative healthcare plans with our clients for each of their pets. We also serve as our clients’ educations expert by utilizing/practicing evidence-based medicine and following up-to-date veterinary knowledge.

Hospital expectations of a successful candidate include:

  • Ability to follow our Bill of Rights for patients, clients, hospital and community
  • Organized and motivated with strong communication skills
  • 2+ years of companion animal clinic experience
  • Exhibit professional behavior with emphasis on:
    • High level clinic skills with patience to teach
    • Leadership modeled for all staff
    • Compassionate patient and client interactions
    • Mentor staff and students

Pet Crossing has comprehensive in-house laboratory capabilities, digital radiology, a cone beam CT scan, a fully equipped oral surgical operatory and much more. Also, we are a Gold Certified Feline Friendly Practice.

Our patients and clients are the best to be found anywhere. We are looking for someone who will add value to our caring and highly motivated organization.

We offer wages of $20-$25 per hour, based on qualifications and experience. Some of the benefits we offer are healthcare, vacation & sick time, and a very generous CE allowance including classes necessary for a VTS designation in anesthesia, dentistry, pain management, surgery, behavior, nutrition or others.

Interested in getting to know us? Please send your cover letter and resume to Ellen.Zebrun@petcrossing.com and we will be in touch!

Leadership skills in client coordinators are essential because they have direct oversight of our healthcare teams and supervise the smooth flow of operation in a dynamic hospital environment. The client coordinators facilitate communication between clients and all other hospital departments. Our client coordinator team works directly with clients, manages busy phone lines, keeps excellent medical records, oversees patient census and handles billing/insurance.


  • Energetic
  • On time, on task and on target
  • Outgoing
  • Motivated
  • Collaborative
  • Team player
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Care for the needs of others
  • Attention to detail
  • Passion for continuing professional development in order to improve skill sets that will keep Pet Crossing on the forefront of patient care and advocacy


  • Answer phones
  • Schedule appointments
    • Wellness
    • Sick
    • Assistant
    • Surgical
  • Prepare medical records/charts for upcoming appointments
  • Take detailed messages
    • Ensure follow-through from staff regarding clients’ questions and concerns
  • Collect history and verification forms from clients before appointments
  • Check clients in and out during appointment process
  • Weigh canine patients when they arrive
  • Collect payment after appointments
  • Handle sales of patient food and medication
  • Take medication refill requests from clients
    • Over the phone and online
  • Explain Pet Crossing wellness recommendations for each life stage to clients
  • Attend rounds with other daily staff
    • To include dialing learning opportunities based on our Four Pillars
  • Explain how pet insurance, especially Trupanion, works and the benefits to clients and their pets
  • Process insurance claims
  • Attend meetings
    • Client coordinator
    • Monthly staff meetings
    • January Intensive
  • Explain prescription diets to clients
  • Document medically relevant conversations with clients in the patients’ charts
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skill Sets:

  • Ability to focus and pay attention to detail in a dynamic hospital environment
  • Ability to independently make quick decisions that reflect our bill of rights
  • Ability to coordinate multiple schedules between clients and our healthcare teams
  • Ability to provide superior concierge service to incoming clients and patients as they come in for both wellness and surgical procedures
  • Passion for working in a culture of learning and teaching
  • Passion for working with people and their 4 legged kids
  • Effectively communicate with a variety of learning styles in order to provide the best service possible for our clients and their 4 legged kids.
  • Excellent phone etiquette
  • Ability to effectively communicate personably via text messaging, email, fax, etc.
  • Working knowledge of Word, Power Point and Excel


  • Monday: 12pm – 8:30pm
  • Tuesday: 12pm – 8:30pm
  • Wednesday: OFF
  • Thursday: 12pm – 8:30pm
  • Friday: 12pm – 6pm
  • Saturday: 8am – 2pm


  • High school or equivalent

Please include a cover letter and resume so that your application is complete. Please 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.