American Veterinary Hospital

201 Greenhorn Rd
Yreka, CA 96097


AVH  Employment Opportunities


We hope that you took time to read our website.  Working at American Veterinary Hospital is a very rewarding career that requires EXCELLENCE in character, work ethic and work dedication.  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. Reading our website will help candidates learn who we are and our medical care philosophy. 

We hire people who are dedicated to caring for our community's pet family with complete dedication.  Our team MUST be of the highest caliber of character, intelligence, work ethic and skill.  If this is you, please read on.  We can't wait to meet you!

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. During the training process, candidates must be dedicated to learn new ways, new skills as well as un-learn previous ways and skills that do not support our medical care protocols.    

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. 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.

3. We evaluate every candidate by: Their resume, cover letter about themselves, phone interview, in-person interview, and how well they present their skills and experience during the interview process. 

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

All candidates must be able to pass a background check.

All candidates must be able to pass drug testing.

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.  



Work description, 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 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! 



Work description, 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 receive new training skills provided by AVH, etc...
Technicians are responsible for hospital maintenance/cleanliness, assisting the doctors, laboratory procedures,  some secretarial duties, some medical procedures, pharmacy, some 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. 

Please read Receptionist resume requirements above before submitting resume.



Work description, 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.


Along with your resume, please include a cover page about: yourself, hobbies and any volunteer work.  In addition, please add 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