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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury in Dogs

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is the most common orthopedic injury we see at Westgate Pet Clinic. Although rarely seen in cats, ACL injuries are often seen in dogs. The typical presenting signs are of a dog that has been active, often doing a combination of running and jumping that suddenly becomes lame on one of the rear legs. Often, the dog will immediately not bear weight on the injured leg. 


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Westgate Veterinary Staff Minneapolis, MN

 We are always looking for talented, committed, enthusiastic animal lovers to join our team.

At Westgate Pet Clinic, we know that we can best serve our patients and clients by having a talented staff of receptionists, assistants, technicians and doctors.  
To apply, please bring your application in person to our location at 4345 France Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN.

Job descriptions/requirements:

:  Good people skills are a must!  If you enjoy multi-tasking, interacting with people, and are comfortable with computers, this is the job for you!

Veterinary Assistant: Our veterinary assistants ensure that the client and patient have a great experience at Westgate.  Assistants check in clients, weigh the pet, take a history, draw up vaccines, restrain the patient and assist the doctor throughout the appointment.  A good assistant loves animals and their people and is looking to work in a fun, challenging environment.

Certified Veterinary Technician: Westgate Pet Clinic is proud of the cutting edge technology we employ and high standard of care we deliver.  We use digital x-ray, digital dental x-ray, laparoscopy, endoscopy and state-of the art in house laboratory machines.  Our CVTs perform epidurals, local anesthetic blocks, administer and monitor anesthesia, calculate and use CRI drips, perform dental cleanings and evaluations, are in charge of patient care for hospitalized pets, and interface with the client, assistants, and doctors.  The ideal candidate is smart, works well with others, and enjoys the challenges of a busy veterinary clinic.  Technicians with experience are appreciated, but new graduates are welcome and will receive hands-on training.  

We drug test all potential employees prior to hire.

We are actively seeking Certified Veterinary Technicians




General Medicine and Surgery


Westgate Pet Clinic has been taking care of family pets in Edina, SW Minneapolis and the surrounding communities for over 40 years.  We are a 10-doctor practice that prides ourselves in offering state-of-the-art medicine delivered with compassion.   We treat cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs and rodents.  

We see patients by appointment.  You can choose the doctor you'd like or the day that works best for you.  We have convenient evening and weekend hours, and have time blocked off each morning for urgent care appointments.   

We perform surgical and dental procedures Monday- Fridays.  Each doctor has a different surgery day.  Please call the front desk at 612-925-1121 for doctor schedules.  Patients that will be going under general anesthesia should be fasted after 8pm the night before the procedure.  Offering water is fine.  

The doctors and staff at Westgate Pet Clinic aim to be friendly and accessible.  If you have a question or concern about your pet, please don't hesitate to make an appointment or call us. 

Our Mission:

We provide the quality care our clients expect and their pets deserve, by relying on the expertise and
compassion of each team member.


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Westgate Pet Clinic
4345 France Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55410
Directions to Our Clinic
(612)925-6297 Fax
(612)568-1405 Pharmacy

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