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Rare Opportunity. Practice at your best.

Cornell University Veterinary Specialists (CUVS) is seeking another surgeon to join our incredible team.

Cornell University Veterinary Specialists (CUVS) is a unique hospital – a private practice and an independent subsidiary of Cornell University. We are specialist-run. Our specialists are a cohesive team of clinicians who strongly believe in collaboration, communication, respect, and lifelong learning, and are actively involved in strategic medical and organizational decisions. We pride ourselves on our phenomenally and uniquely positive culture.

CUVS has specialists in emergency-critical care (5), internal medicine (3), surgery (2), oncology (2), ophthalmology, dermatology, radiology, dentistry-oral surgery, and part-time cardiology and anesthesiology. We have advanced Interventional Radiology & Interventional Endoscopy.

We understand the unique needs of the surgeon. The department that has all the tools, technology and staff for optimum patient care and clinician efficiency, and an exemplary team dynamic. The department currently comprises 2 surgeons, a robust and experienced nursing staff, and client liaison.


We are fully equipped with a Stryker endoscopy unit, Synthes locking implant sets, 128-slice CT, C-arm fluoroscopy and a comprehensive Interventional suite. We have a large and diverse caseload, and a clientele that are willing and able to pursue the best medical options for their pets. The department is further supported by strong interdepartmental collaboration, including a 365-day/year criticalist-staffed ECC department.


Our sophisticated infrastructure, technology and training facilitate optimal functioning for the busy surgeon, and remarkable client satisfaction.

While our hospital operates as a private practice, our specialists have many opportunities for collaboration, teaching and clinical trials with Cornell and other institutions.

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We take well-being seriously.

A healthy work environment is important to us! We want our doctors to thrive, not just survive.

Wellness and professional resources to provide an ideal work-life balance.

Flexible scheduling opportunities to find what works best for YOU.

Four weeks of paid time off and one week for CE - because your time off matters

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Our compensation package is outstanding by any measures, and includes: high % ProSal pay, signing and relocation bonus, 4 weeks’ vacation plus CE time, 401k with match, excellent medical and dental insurance for individual and family, disability and life insurance, pet healthcare insurance and discounts, allowance for CE, licensure and dues, and access to Cornell’s electronic library and subscriptions.

Located in Harbor Point, Stamford, on Connecticut’s “Gold Coast”, the area offers beauty, a rich cultural experience, and myriad water and other outdoor activities. We are 45 minutes from Manhattan and minutes from commuter trains and the Interstate, offering easy access to other parts of New England and the Northeast.

Learn more about Cornell University Veterinary Specialists


Quality of medicine and quality of life? You no longer have to choose!

  • Outstanding compensation package, including a signing/relocation bonus and other individualized perks. 

  • Family-friendly workplace - have kids or want them? We are fully supportive of parents with young children, nursing moms and childcare needs.


  • Your pet is just as important! We offer generous pet care discounts and a pet insurance stipend.

  • Life happens – we have you covered. We offer an excellent 401K plan with generous employer matching, as well as exceptional health insurance, disability, and life-insurance plans. 

  • Four weeks of paid time off and one week for CE - because your time off matters!

​Individuals with a passion for their work, a strong sense of collaboration and teamwork, and an appreciation for diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.


Please contact: Susan Hackner, BVSc, MRCVS, DACVIM, DACVECC (Chief Medical Officer and Chief Operating Officer) at

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