Purpose: Passionate Care. Meaningful Relationships.

Our Niche: We better the lives of pets and the people who love them.

Core Values:  Be Passionate • Be Devoted •Inspire Positivity • Guide Unique Solutions • Exhibit Humility Alongside Confidence • Promote Collaboration While Recognizing the Individual

Does this describe your ideal workplace? These are our purpose, niche, and core values, and we live them out daily.


Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota is committed to providing a minimum of a living wage for all of our team members. Living wage reflects what an individual needs to earn in order to have a decent standard of living, including shelter, utilities, nutrition, transportation, medical care, childcare, some recreation, and one class yearly to upgrade an education. The living wage differs from the minimum wage in that the latter is set by law and can still fail to meet the requirements listed above. The amount that must be earned per hour to achieve a living wage is variable from region to region. Currently, AERC’s lowest paid employee’s hourly rate is 13% above the living wage hourly rate.


Minnesota is a great state with a lot to offer! With 11,000 lakes, Minnesota has more shoreline than California, Hawaii, and Florida combined. Our summers are packed with festivals, and as for winter, we have more cross-country ski trails than any other urban area in the country. People come from all over the world to be treated at the Mayo Clinic. We gave the world Prince and Bob Dylan. And if that’s not enough, we’re the birthplace of the original Zombie Pub Crawl.


Due to increased caseload, Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota is actively seeking to hire several full-time emergency veterinarians and part-time emergency veterinarians. Are you a board-certified specialist in any of our existing specialties? Or even in one we don’t currently have? We’re growing and always looking for our next amazing team member. Contact us and see if we might be a fit for you.

AERC is an independently-owned, AAHA accredited specialty and emergency hospital. We have two locations in the Mpls/St. Paul metro area, and we are the only Minnesota referral facility 100% owned by local veterinarians. We’ve been serving our loyal referral base for over 30 years.
Our practice is currently supported by specialists in emergency and critical care, cardiology, dentistry & oral surgery, dermatology, internal medicine, radiology, surgery, oncology and neurology. We have a beautiful, 25,000 square foot facility which will provide you with the space and tools necessary to provide the highest level of medicine.
Our facility features a luxury I-131 treatment suite complete with webcam access. We also have an Imaging Center that includes DR, ultrasound, CT, and high-field MRI. In addition, we have endoscopy, rhinoscopy & arthroscopy, a full in-house lab, and a rehabilitation department with an underwater treadmill. Our expansion also provided new, dedicated space for all of our specialists, plus three brand new surgical suites and an anesthesia department.
Come be a part of this exciting growth with us!
Please contact Steven Shadwick, DVM, DACVIM, for additional information at 651-501-3766 or stevenshadwick@aercmn.com.


Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota is actively seeking to hire the following positions for certified veterinary technicians: overnight, evening and daytime emergency and critical care technicians. The following positions may be filled by non-certified veterinary technicians, though certification is preferred: evening and overnight triage technicians.

The function of the veterinary technician is to be an extension of the veterinarian and provide excellent care to both the clients and patients. The individuals we hire will be dynamic and resourceful with an interest in career development and the promotion of a team atmosphere. All team members must be available to work nights, weekends and holidays. Individuals should be Certified Veterinary Technicians (except where otherwise indicated.) Applicants must have an understanding of critical care and qualified technical skills.

Full-time team members will receive excellent benefits, including health, dental, life, disability, uniform allowance, professional dues, paid sick and vacation time, continuing education and a pet healthcare stipend. Our veterinary health care team is dedicated to providing high-quality, compassionate emergency and specialty care to our patients and clients. We offer excellent pay, and we are interested in hiring individuals who are looking to join us for a long-term employment relationship.

See below for application and resume information.


We are currently hiring for one full-time position and additional part-time positions.

The primary function of the Client Service Representative is to provide excellent client service through passionate and professional handling of a variety of client interactions, as well as the daily operations related to the client’s first impression of the organization.

A minimum of two years of customer service experience and/or training beyond high school (service industry, front desk, cashiering, or call center experience) is required. Veterinary experience is a plus. Qualified candidates will possess exceptional interpersonal, problem-solving, and organizational skills, be computer proficient, and able to manage multiple duties while reprioritizing as needed.

See below for application and resume information.


We are currently hiring for full-time and part-time positions.

Are you a technician student or an entry level technician interested in emergency and referral medicine? We are hiring Patient Care Representatives and Assistant Technicians! These positions are vital to the function of our medical floor. Candidates must be current students or graduates of an accredited veterinary technology program.


None currently available.  Please check back!

If you would like to submit an application or resume, you may print an application here. You may also pick up an application at either of our two clinic locations.

Mail, email or fax the completed application along with a resume to:

Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota
Attn: Human Resources
1163 Helmo Avenue North
Oakdale, MN 55128
Fax: (651) 501-3843

email: leahwilson@aercmn.com