American Veterinary Hospital

201 Greenhorn Rd
Yreka, CA 96097


AVH  Employment Opportunities

two dogs

First things first, have you looked through our website? 

Working at American Veterinary Hospital is a very rewarding career that requires EXCELLENCE in character and professionalism. 

Reading our website will help candidates learn about who we are and our medical and teamwork philosophy.

Who do we hire?  The answer is-- caring, intelligent and reliable people that we and our clients can TRUST.  

Candidates MUST be committed to adding to our team approach work environment.  

Caring for people's pets is caring for their family. 


A Few Points to Ponder 

  • All candidates must be able to pass background check and drug screening
  • No smoking, drinking or marijuana on AVH premises, property and Pet Motel premises and property
  • All employees are required to adhere to AVH modest professional dress code
  • We are an equal opportunity employer
  • Our full-time positions are for the career-minded (some exceptions may apply)  
  • THIS IS NOT A "STEPPING STONE" JOB (unless you are hired for part-time)  

Experience is Preferred but not Required

  • Experienced new employees are required to fulfill our medical and hospital training process
  • Inexperienced new employees are required to complete our medical and hospital training process
  • Our training process is extensive
  • All new employees will work along side our senior team members and have weekly meetings with management   

American Veterinary Hospital Has the Same Foundational Work Requirements for Everyone

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1. AVH's work environment philosophy revolves around the team approach

  • Skilled or not, AVH requires the same quality in all new employees - Good Character
  • AVH defines good character as trustworthy, HUMBLE, dependable, honest, caring, thoughtful, kind, friendly, seeks solutions not revolutions, happy to help and happy to serve, receives correction with a proactive attitude
  • When caring for our community's pet family, there is NO room for pride
  • Everyone must ask for help, correct, and teach 
  • Everyone must be able to grow new skills and learn from one another
  • We all tag-team and help when help is needed
  • We all do the dirty jobs
  • We all do what is needed when it is needed
  • Cross-training is essential for all team members
  • This is a true TEAM

2. We evaluate every candidate by honest, up-to-date work history information and follow-through on our resume and cover letter requirements

- When applying for a job position with AVH, applicant must follow directions found herein under the heading "For Career Opportunities Send The Following"  

- Please read the entire information about the job position you are applying for

- Do not call us. Phone lines are needed for our client's pets

3. When applying for a certified technician position, applicants MUST BE

  • Have an up-to-date valid license
  • Please include license number in your resume
  • Understand that Certified technicians will ALSO go through our extensive training  
  • Humility is required!
  • Teachable attitude
  • Self-governing in following our procedures/protocols and directions
  • Friendly disposition
  • Proactive problem solver
  • Dependable to arrive to work on time
  • Strive daily to pre-empt problems/concerns of pet owners and fellow team members  



Please Read Below for Job Descriptions
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Work description including, but not limited to: 

Responsibilities include scheduling appointments, answering the telephone, setting up new clients and patients, preparation and maintenance of medical records, admitting and discharging patients, filling prescriptions, over the counter sales, mailings, computer operation, financial transactions, filing, and front office and reception area cleanliness and maintenance.  Receptionists are also responsible for keeping the entrance waiting room and exit areas clean and organized.  Receptionists may be appointed as assistant manager.  If so appointed, their job responsibilities may include but are not limited to: guiding nurse assistants, creative work solutions, assisting our doctor/s and team work with our AVH management team. Receptionists will assume the responsibility for acquiring the medical and legal information necessary for the performance of their duties.


Work description including, but not limited to: verified technician certificate, resume that includes cover letter as stated above, drug free, dedicated love for pets, enjoys working with a team, happy to learn and apply new training skills provided by AVH, and clean where cleaning is needed, etc...

Technicians are responsible for hospital maintenance/cleanliness, assisting the doctors, laboratory procedures,  some secretarial duties, some medical procedures, pharmacy, operation and maintenance of instruments and equipment, ability to do inventory tasks, daily treatment of hospitalized patients, rehabilitation, assisting in the operating room and maintenance of the OSHA and Hazardous Materials programs. 

*Every team member is required to assist reception and tag-team with our assistant manager when necessary


Work description including, but not limited to:

Is trained or willing to receive training in the areas of: gentle pet handling, pet bathing and grooming with gentle care, keep hospital clean and fully disinfected, keeping all laundry clean/disinfected and well-organized, waste disposal, assisting our doctor/s, running lab work, some reception tasks. Training available.


          Full Time Receptionist

          Certified Veterinary Technician

Some cross-over training is given to all team members 

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  1. A one page essay about you 

  •  Include examples of positive and negative work environment experiences that you have learned from
  •  Why you are interested in canine and feline medical care and serving their parents/owners
  •  Reasons why you are interested in working at our hospital?

 2.  A current resume

  • Please give bullet points of schooling/work experience/volunteer work (does not need to be animal related) and TWO work references and TWO character references.
  • (do not include relatives unless worked with them)

3. Last request to add to your essay

  • How many pets do you have? What kind? How have they made your life better?

4. You may send your information via email: 

You may snail mail or drop off your employment information to

American Veterinary Hospital

T. Hendrickson VPM
201 Greenhorn Rd,
Yreka, CA 96097