Cornell University Veterinary Specialists 24 Hour Emergency and Critical Care

Our Doctors

Dr. Susan Hackner

In order to become specialists, our veterinarians have undergone extensive post-doctorate training, including a one-year internship, three years of intensive residency training in their chosen field, demonstration of meaningful contributions to veterinary science, publication of research findings in journal articles, and completion of a rigorous, multi-day specialty board exam. These specialists are then referred to as diplomates of their specialty College. Our board-certified specialists are diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine, Cardiology, or Oncology), the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, the American Veterinary Dental College, and the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.

At CUVS, your pet will be cared for by some of the top clinical specialists in the nation, as well as a team of experienced, internship-trained emergency veterinarians. Our clinicians combine cutting-edge knowledge and expertise with a compassionate, patient-centered approach.


Critical Care

Emergency Medicine


Dentistry & Oral Surgery


Internal Medicine

Minimally Invasive/Interventional Procedures





Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation & Acupuncture

Diagnostic Imaging



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


Map and directions

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