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Exceptional Opportunity for an Exceptional Emergency Veterinarian

Cornell University Veterinary Specialists (CUVS) is seeking an experienced and/or internship-trained Emergency Doctor to join our incredible Emergency-Critical Care Service.

We really are different.

  • CUVS is not your usual Emergency-Specialty hospital! We are mission-driven to provide the best possible medical care. We truly have an unparalleled culture that promotes outstanding and collaborative medicine, innovative practice, professional advancement, and a phenomenal work environment with a close-knit team of clinicians and staff. 

  • Our level 1 VECCS-certified facility has the staff, expertise, tools, and technology for optimal patient care and clinical efficiency. We have outstanding nursing coverage and many veterinary technician specialists to support our doctors, as well as client liaisons and an engaged, on-site management team. 

  • Specialists in Emergency and Critical Care (4), Internal Medicine (3), Surgery (2), Oncology (2), Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Radiology, Anesthesiology and Cardiology work closely with the Emergency Service to provide unparalleled support and collaboration.

  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion are not just words for us; we live this ethos every single day. You will be surrounded by an amazingly diverse group of doctors and staff members. Everyone is welcome under our roof.


We take well-being seriously.

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

Full-time (3 shifts/week) or part-time (1-2 shifts/week) positions available. Shifts are 10-12 hours each, with overlap built in for medical record completion.

Flexible scheduling opportunities to find what works best for YOU. We are endlessly creative with scheduling to provide an ideal work-life balance.

No surgical requirements beyond basic wound repair in the emergency setting; we have surgeons on call 24/7.

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Learning matters to us.

  • We are committed to a culture of learning that promotes and inspires our Emergency clinicians to flourish as clinicians, professionals, and individuals. 

  • One-on-one mentorship program for junior ER doctors seeking to further their training.

  • Hospital-wide journal club, morbidity and mortality rounds, and the opportunity to participate in ECC resident didactic rounds.

  • A generous CE allowance enables annual travel to national or international conferences or participation in training programs/certificates.

  • Unlimited access to Cornell University library and other Cornell resources, perks, and discounts.

Where do you see your career going?

  • Our Emergency Doctors are part of the hospital leadership team and are tremendously valued! The only limit to how far your career can progress is your ambition and desire to grow. 

  • Want to feel like you are making a difference to your team? We encourage interested ER doctors to play an active role in staff training and mentorship.

  • Leadership and communication development courses provided through Cornell and other professional certificate programs.

Learn more about Cornell University Veterinary Specialists

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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. 

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

  • 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. 

  • Located in Harbor Point, Stamford, on Connecticut’s “Gold Coast”, the area offers beauty, a rich and diverse cultural experience, and myriad water and other outdoor activities.

  • We are 45 minutes from Manhattan and minutes from commuter trains and I-95, offering easy access to neighboring parts of the Northeast. There is truly something for everyone here!

​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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