Emergency Veterinarian

Veterinary Specialty Center (VSC) is one of the nation’s oldest local and independently owned specialty and emergency hospitals. We don’t brag about much, but with over 40 years in business, we have matured to the point where we realize that veterinary medicine is about more than fixing dogs and cats or fancy equipment. We understand that veterinary medicine can have meaning beyond the nuts and bolts of a typical specialty and emergency hospital. 

Our owners and staff share the belief that the enormous impact of the high-tech and state-of-the-art services we provide compels us to expand our mission. We not only want VSC to be a good company but an organization that does good; for our patients, clients, referring veterinarians, staff, community and the environment. We take this social and environmental responsibility very seriously; it shapes our unique culture and guides our growth and business decisions. 

  • It’s the reason we were named a Chicago Tribune Top 100 Workplace for 2016
  • It’s the reason we are engaged in B-Corporation Certification
  • It’s the reason why we are the only hospital in Illinois to achieve VECCS Level I Trauma Certification

And it’s the unique quality that differentiates us from any other specialty hospital in the world.

We are looking for like-minded people who want to practice “veterinary medicine that matters” in a supportive, collaborative and loving environment. We want doctors who will bring their passion, their skills, and their ‘make the world a better place’ attitude to the north shore of Chicago.

We have positions available for emergency veterinarians in our growing ER practice. Whether you are finishing up a rotating internship or looking for a fresh start, if you share this vision, send us your resume.

Job Description Summary:

We are hiring additional doctors to continue the expansion of our growing emergency and critical care department. VSC is the only hospital in the state and one of the few private practices that have received the designation as a Level 1 Emergency and Critical Care facility by VECCS. We are currently working to achieve Level 1 Trauma Certification.

We have three criticalists on staff and 12 emergency veterinarians. We also have several veterinary technician specialists (VTS) and an outstanding team of technicians and technician assistants to assist with patient care.

Join a collaborative team of residency-trained and board-certified veterinarians in oncology, internal medicine, cardiology, neurology, nephrology, emergency and critical care, anesthesiology, radiology, surgery, dermatology, nutrition, rehabilitation and behavior. We also have the best team of technicians and in-house staff and administrators to assist in patient care.

Veterinary Specialty Center has many of the tools you need to get the job done with a ventilator system, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, blood transfusion capabilities, dialysis and plasmapheresis, onsite diagnostic laboratory, digital radiography, CT, MRI and ultrasound. 

Employment Type
Full-Time

Required Education/Licenses
DVM/VMD; Rotating internship or two years clinical experience.

Employee Benefits

Emergency veterinarians at VSC have three day work weeks and a well-trained support staff to assist in the day-to-day patient treatment and case management. Benefits include:

  • 401K Matching 
  • Performance & Production Bonuses
  • Health, Dental, Vision, FSA/HSA 
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Figo Pet Insurance
  • Paid Continuing Education 
  • Paid Time Off
  • Reduced Health Club Membership  Fee

Community Benefits

VSC is located in the northern suburbs of Chicago in Buffalo Grove, an affluent, pet-friendly community that is home to some of the top public schools in the country. The North Shore is home to great parks, community programs and is a short drive from many great rural attractions and state parks that are excellent for biking, hiking and other activities. The close proximity to Chicago makes it a short commute to those that prefer to live in the city. If you prefer suburban living, it’s a quick trip into the city for shopping, theater, sports and other attractions.  


Meet Some of Veterinary Specialty Center's Employees

Dena M.

CVT, VTS, Internal Medicine

Dena specializes in internal medicine, working as part of a team to help animals that have chronic—and often complicated—conditions requiring expert attention.

Corban L.

Manager, Sterile Processing

Corban oversees the daily setup of the operating rooms, helps the surgeons, and sterilizes and processes the surgical instruments to ensure that surgeries run smoothly.


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