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Rare Opportunity. Practice at your best.

Cornell University Veterinary Specialists (CUVS) is looking for another critalist to join our amazing team.

CUVS is a unique hospital – a private practice and an independent subsidiary of Cornell University, bringing the best of both worlds - and also something quite different.

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), radiology (2), oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, dentistry-oral surgery, cardiology and anesthesiology. We have 6 ECC residents; no interns.

We fully understand and appreciate the unique needs of the internist, including for communication and medical record support, and work with the specialist/s to create the optimal service. We have all the tools, technology and staff for optimum patient care and clinician efficiency, and an exemplary team dynamic. The Internal Medicine department comprises 3 internists, a robust, experienced and highly functional nursing staff (including VTS-IMed) and a dedicated client liaison/coordinator. The department is further supported by strong interdepartmental collaborations, including a 365-day/year criticalist-staffed ECC department.

We are exceedingly well equipped, including with a 128-slice CT scanner, 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. Our sophisticated infrastructure, technology and training facilitate optimal functioning for the busy specialist, as well as remarkable client satisfaction.


Our hospital operates as a private practice, with lucrative earning potential, but our specialists also have many opportunities for teaching and clinical trials internally and with Cornell.

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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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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.


CUVS offers an outstanding compensation package (even for private practice) with excellent benefits, including matching 401k, incredible medical, dental, pet, disability and life insurance. Access to Cornell’s electronic library and subscriptions is provided.

CUVS is a great place to practice at your best. 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: Dr. Susan Hackner, BVSc, DACVIM, DACVECC (CMO & COO) at

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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