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Ham Lake Veterinary Hospital

Join The Ham Lake Veterinary Hospital Team

Come join our family! This isn’t just a job for us, it’s our way of life!

Veterinary Careers In Andover, MN

About the area

Ham Lake, Minnesota, is a vibrant community that seamlessly blends suburban comfort with natural beauty. Located just north of the Twin Cities, Ham Lake is known for its picturesque landscapes, including numerous lakes and lush green spaces. Residents enjoy the peaceful ambiance and close-knit community spirit, making it an ideal place for families and outdoor enthusiasts. With a range of parks, trails, and recreational opportunities, Ham Lake invites residents to savor the beauty of all four seasons. The city’s commitment to preserving its rural character while offering modern amenities contributes to the unique charm that defines Ham Lake.

Open Positions


Ham Lake Veterinary Hospital is a two-doctor practice dedicated to providing the highest level of veterinary medicine and friendly, compassionate care. We are dog and cat-focused, assisted by a diligent and skilled support staff consisting of one certified veterinary technician, four veterinary technicians, six veterinary assistants, three receptionists, one kennel assistant, and an amazing practice manager. We are looking to add a veterinarian to our group of highly trained and experienced animal lovers. We would like someone who, above everything else, is friendly and helpful and works well with our team. We are a team with a shared goal of helping our client’s pets feel better. Teamwork, cooperation, and communication are all important to both the new graduate and seasoned veterinarians.

We have a highly cohesive, friendly, self-driven team. We like to do a group outing/get-together every couple of months. We strive to protect our lunch breaks and often eat lunch as a team (order in food, get treats) AND have time set aside during the day to be able to sit, eat, and relax a bit.

Our clientele is very passionate about their pets. We have several clients with multiple pets who are willing to go above and beyond with their care. They are open to whatever services we recommend, and many go to referrals/specialists if needed.

Full and part-time positions available.

At Ham Lake Veterinary Hospital, our mission is to improve the lives of our veterinarians by providing you with comprehensive benefits*:

  • 4-day workweek to promote an excellent work-life balance
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Ample paid time off
  • Generous CE allowances
  • No weekends or on-call duty
  • Customized mentorship program
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Company-paid short-term disability insurance
  • Participation in Company’s 401 (k) and/or Roth (k) plan
  • 100% Liability Coverage
  • Licensure reimbursement
  • Relocation assistance available

*Part-time benefits may vary.

Equal Employment OpportunityIt is the policy of the company to afford equal opportunities to all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, non-disqualifying disability, or status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran.

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Veterinary Technician

Our practice is excited to expand our team! We are looking for an individual who is good at communicating, organization, and multi-tasking, and who is ready to work in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate would have at least 1-2 years’ previous experience in veterinary medicine.

Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 8:00am- 6:00pm

We are proud to offer our teammates comprehensive benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) with match
  • Scrub allowance
  • CE budget for Credentialed Technicians

Essential Functions:

  • Able to perform basic animal handling and restraint
  • Be able to accurately position for radiographs
  • Assist veterinarians in the practice of veterinary medicine and surgery
  • Perform in-hospital lab testing and prepare specimens for outside labs
  • Assist veterinarians in outpatient exams by taking histories, vital signs, and weights as well as providing client education
  • Collect and prepare diagnostic samples
  • Anesthesia monitoring
  • Assist in maintaining practice equipment
  • Assist veterinarian performing surgery
  • Assist veterinarians in any other assigned tasks
  • Maintain cleanliness of surgery suite, treatment area, and exams rooms for all surfaces
  • Support DEA compliance as it relates to the role
  • Any other duties as assigned


  • Previous veterinary medicine experience
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to lift patients and carry equipment up to 40 pounds; ability to lift patients or carry equipment over 40 pounds with assistance
  • Practice OSHA safety techniques including proper PPE
  • Computer skills, MS office applications, etc.


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • Veterinary: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Veterinary Technician Certification (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

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Veterinary Receptionist

Veterinary Receptionist Duties & Responsibilities

Ham Lake Veterinary Hospital is seeking a full-time Customer Service Representative to add to our team!
Our mission is to provide the highest level of medical and surgical care for our patients while serving our
clients considerately and compassionately. Ham Lake Veterinary Hospital is a full-service, small animal
hospital. Ham Lake Veterinary Hospital focuses on providing high-quality care for our patients while
treating them like family. Our hospital provides preventive medicine, general medicine, and general
surgery! The ideal candidate must have a passion for animals and helping people. In addition to
providing excellent customer service to clients and ensuring that front desk operations run smoothly,
the receptionist acts as the primary greeter when a client enters the waiting room with their pet, alerts
the appropriate technician or veterinarian of the client’s arrival, and processes the client’s payment at
the conclusion of the appointment. At Ham Lake Veterinary Hospital, our mission is to improve the lives
of our veterinary team members by providing you with comprehensive benefits:

– 401K
– Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance – (for full-time employment)
– Employee Assistance Program
– Paid Holidays
– Paid Time Off – (for full-time employment)

Please email us your cover and resume to [email protected]