Cornell University Veterinary Specialists 24 Hour Emergency and Critical Care

Vision & Values

Our Guiding Principles


Cornell University Veterinary Specialists (CUVS) is a veterinary center that redefines the delivery of specialty-emergency medicine by bringing together the best of specialty private practice with the best of academia to benefit pets, owners, and the profession.

quoteIf you’ve just communicated a value, but you haven’t driven it into the operations, into the policy, into the decision-making, into the allocation of resources and, ultimately, into the culture of the organization, then it’s just words.end quote
– Glenn Forbes, CEO of the Mayo Clinic

Patient-Centered Medicine

Our first priority is the compassionate care and welfare of each individual patient. Our clinical and technological sophistication is employed toward the achievement of that goal.

Integrated Care

To provide optimal care for our patients, we integrate the skills and resources of our entire staff with those of the client’s primary care veterinarian, and of Cornell University.

Collaborative Decision-Making

We tailor our diagnostic and therapeutic plans based on active consultation with the pet owner and the primary care veterinarian.

Culture of Learning

We are committed to a culture that promotes and inspires continual expansion of ourselves as professionals, as individuals, and as an organization. We benefit from our ties to one of the world’s leading academic institutions.

Professional Partnership

To contribute to our local community, delivering value through continuing education, training programs for veterinary support staff, and other initiatives.


We respect our clients, colleagues, and co-workers by seeking to understand their experience and expectations. We communicate professionally, authentically, and proactively.

Personal Responsibility

We understand that each staff member is integral to our success. We expect each staff member to take the initiative in finding solutions and improving outcomes for our patients and clients.


We act ethically in all of our dealings, and deliver on our promises.


Cornell University Veterinary Specialists
880 Canal Street
Stamford, CT 06902
Phone 203.595.2777   Fax 203.595.2778


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Emergency Hours

24 Hours a day, 7 days a week

Emergency & Critical Care Information

Specialty Hours

Monday - Friday

9am to 6pm

Weekend hours available by special appointment