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Rare Opportunity. Practice at your best.

Practice at your best, with excellent colleagues, in a practice that truly appreciates what you bring

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 fully understand and appreciate the unique needs of each specialty, and work with the specialist to create the optimal service. We have all the tools and technology, including a sophisticated and well-stocked 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 specialists are further supported by strong interdepartmental collaboration, including a 365-day/year criticalist-staffed ECC department and a robust and experienced nursing staff.


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


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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