American Veterinary Hospital

201 Greenhorn Rd
Yreka, CA 96097


AVH  Employment Opportunities


We hope that you took the time to read our website.  Before sending a resume we would like to know that you care as much about who we are as we care about who you are! We hire the best of the best; the kind of people who are dedicated to caring for our community's pet family. We care for our clients and their pets with our hearts and hands-- so those hearts and hands must be of a high caliber of the best character and skill we can find.

We are an equal opportunity employer.   

If you feel you have the ability to pursue excellence in pet care, serving our clients, and bringing a positive helpful attitude with you to work-- we will train!  If you have experience, minimal skills or no skills-- AVH has the same foundational work requirements for everyone:   

1. All new employees must be dedicated to learn new ways and new skills during the training process.  

2. Skilled or not, AVH requires the same quality in all new employees--good character. AVH defines good character as trustworthy, dependable, honest, caring, thoughtful, kind, friendly, seeks solutions not revolutions, happy to help and happy to serve, receives correction with a proactive attitude. 

3. We evaluate every candidate by: How well they implement what they know and what they have learned (experienced or unexperienced candidates).  How well they care for pets and clients. How well they work and communicate with fellow team members. 

We are happy to train new assistant technicians and receptionist employees. Technicians must be certified.

Background checks are required. Drug testing is a requirement. 

This is a non-smoking facility in buildings and on premises.



At AVH we strive daily to provide a warm and welcoming environment for our pet owners and their pet family. We require candidates to uphold a friendly and warm disposition, gentle handling of animals, proactive in solving problems, well-mannered, welcoming attitude toward owner's questions and concerns, willingness to learn and be corrected, and have a teachable spirit.  All staff must pass background check.



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 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. No openings at this time. If still interested, please email us at your convenience.  We have received many resumes with great credentials and these are paramount; however, good character is just as important to our work and client family.  Please mail or drop off all resumes to AVH.  Thank you! 



In addition to having dependable, proactive work skills, we base our hiring requirements upon integrity, kindness, humility and a friendly spirit.  If you are compassionate and absolutely have a heart for people and love for pets, we would love to hear from you.
Technicians are responsible for hospital maintenance/cleanliness, assisting the doctors, laboratory procedures,  some secretarial duties, medical procedures, pharmacy, operation and maintenance of instruments and equipment, inventory, daily treatment of hospitalized patients, rehabilitation, assisting in the operating room and maintenance of the OSHA and Hazardous Materials programs.  March 10, 2020 FULL TIME openings available now.

Please include a cover letter with your resume.  Please see cover letter requirements in "Veterinary Assistant" below. Thank you 

Please read Receptionist resume requirements above before submitting resume.



Responsible for gentle pet handling with love and kindness, bathing and grooming with gentle care, keeping the clinic clean and fully disinfected, keeping all laundry clean/disinfected and well-organized, waste disposal, assisting our doctor/s at any time, and running lab work. Some reception tasks is necessary. Training available. March 10, 2020 OPENINGS AT THIS TIME.

At this time we have one FULL TIME opening and one PART TIME opening. Along with your resume, please include a cover page about: yourself, your future goals, where you see yourself living in five years to ten years, hobbies and any volunteer work. Last, please read our website. In your cover letter, please share with us why you feel you would be a positive addition to American Veterinary Hospital.  Thank you!

Please read Receptionist resume requirements above before submitting resume.



Please pick up an application and/or mail or drop off your resume to:

American Veterinary Hospital
201 Greenhorn Rd,
Yreka, CA 96097