Veterinary Jobs in St. Paul, MN

Are you looking for a unique opportunity in veterinary medicine where you’ll work with a supportive, highly skilled team? At St. Paul Pet Hospital, you’ll be a part of a young, fun, and enthusiastic group of veterinary professionals who love what they do—and are darn good at it, too. We are a family-owned, local veterinarian in St. Paul, MN, always looking to grow our practice. If you’re looking for a fast-moving, challenging, and meaningful role in veterinary medicine, you’ve come to the right place!

Open Positions

At St. Paul Pet Hospital, we're always on the lookout for talented, enthusiastic pet lovers to join our team. If you think you'd be a great fit, please send your resume to

Why Work with Us

At St. Paul Pet Hospital, we understand that in order to do your best job, you need to be your best self. Our benefits are comprehensive and help you take care of yourself, so you can take care of pets:

  • Health insurance
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • PTO
  • 401k match
  • HSA contribution
  • Staff discounts
  • Uniform allowance

At St. Paul Pet Hospital, we use the industry’s most advanced technology to diagnose and treat our patients to the best of our abilities. Here are some of the high-tech tools you’ll use when working with us:

  • Digital radiography (general and dental)
  • Surgistat electrosurgical system
  • VetPro Dental 1000 – the most highly recommend dental tool on the market
  • Idexx technology including the Catalyst Blood Chemistry analyzer, Snap Pro analyzer, Procyte CBC machine, and Sedivue.
  • Cornerstone operative software


Continuing education and training are vital to our team’s growth as well as the quality of care we provide for pets. We offer CE to staff who have shown growth in the clinic and have specialized responsibilities. Training for the entire team is done at every team meeting as a group and usually focuses on applicable general practice knowledge. Our job in this hospital is to give our people opportunities to become smarter, more emotionally intelligent, and more efficient—even if they don’t stay with us.

The culture of St. Paul Pet Hospital embraces a foundation built on exceptional patient care, development of lasting relationships with clients, and a healthy work environment for its team. A deep-rooted commitment to a team-based culture encourages team-oriented goals and successes. The staff of St. Paul Pet Hospital are committed to the health and well-being of our clients and patients. And the support and commitment that is shown to our clients and patients parallel the relationships we hold with each other.

Opportunities for Students

We offer externships to students through the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2-week time slots. High school and college students can apply for longer internships with us that are specific to their needs and skill set. If you’re interested in applying for an externship, please email us at More detailed information about our externship program is below!

About our Externship Program

St Paul Pet Hospital (SPPH) accepts students enrolled in their junior and senior years of veterinary school for rotations of one to four weeks in length to fulfill private practice or elective curriculum requirements.

At SPPH we believe that mentorship is a critical step of life-long learning, and is vital to engaging the future generation of scientists. We are strongly committed to sharing and teaching the most progressive medicine with veterinary students, staff, and our clients. By volunteering our time and wisdom, we ensure that the future of science and veterinary medicine is strong. Our objective is to educate veterinary student externs while maintaining the highest caliber patient care, communication, and service to our clients. SPPH’s externship program is for you, if:

• You are currently enrolled in an AVMA-accredited university veterinary degree program.

• You are looking for experience in a fast-paced small animal general practice with lots of hands-on opportunities.

• You are hard-working, motivated, intelligent, friendly, and enjoy working with others.

We do not require nor do we provide professional liability (malpractice) insurance, health insurance or worker’s compensation for externs. If an extern’s university mandates that insurance coverage be obtained, it is the responsibility of the extern to arrange such coverage. We are happy to provide a letter confirming your acceptance if this is required.

SPPH does not charge visiting students for participation in our externship program, nor do we provide any compensation/payment to externs.

We are not able to provide or assist in arrangement of housing accommodations for visiting students.

SPPH accepts applications from students attending AVMA-accredited universities abroad. However, because the externship program is designed to provide university credit for the senior year curriculum, students of AVMA-accredited universities in the U.S. and Canada are given priority when scheduling rotations. At this time, we are not able to accept applications from students of non-accredited universities.

How to Apply for An Externship:

1.    Review the general Extern Orientation Packet.

2.    Email your name, veterinary university, email contact, year of expected graduation, and the year of study at the time of intended externship to

3.    Specify the number of weeks you would like to spend with us.

4.    It is not possible to start in the middle of one block and finish in the middle of the subsequent block. This policy is enforced in order to maximize the number of students we are able to accommodate.

5.    Select a preferred start date based on the schedule of available weeks.  We allow a maximum of 2 students per 2-week block.

6.    Provide alternative dates and enter ask any questions you may have.

Please feel free to email us at if you have questions that are not addressed online. Our educational program coordinator (Dr. Melinda Lecheler) will reply to emails within 1-2 weeks.

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