Located in the affluent northern suburbs of Chicago, VSC has been the leading multidisciplinary referral center in the Midwest for over 43 years.  We have been honored as one of Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces and in 2018 we became the first B-Corp Certified veterinary hospital in the country. 

We are one of the few large specialty centers that are privately owned. We believe this fundamental difference allows us the freedom to treat our team members with the respect and professionalism they deserve.

Our main hospital is a 27,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility that is home to more than 53 veterinarians & specialists, 125 technicians, and 95 support staff members, across 12 departments.  Our specialty services include Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Clinical Pathology, Dermatology, Emergency and Critical Care, Grief Counseling, Integrative Medicine & Acupuncture, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nutrition, Medical Oncology, Pain Management, Radiation Oncology, Radiology & Imaging, Rehabilitative Therapy, and Surgery. 

We are equipped with all the standard accouterments you would expect to find at a large referral facility. In addition, we have advanced diagnostic & treatment modalities, such as in-house 3T MRI & 64-slice CT, fluoroscopy, nuclear scintigraphy, digital & computed radiology, linear accelerator/radiation therapy, endoscopy, laparoscopy, underwater treadmill therapy, cold laser therapy,  Nova pHOx Ultra Analyzer, VCM viscoelastography coagulation monitor, Puritan Bennett 840 ventilator with neonatal mode, Vapotherm high-flow oxygen therapy, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). We are also one of only a few veterinary hospitals in the country to offer Hemodialysis & Plasmapheresis for companion animals through our Nephrology Department. 

Our emergency department is a VECCS Level I facility and is one of only a few practices in the world to achieve LEVEL ONE Trauma Center Certification through ACVECC's Veterinary Committee on Trauma (VetCOT). 

In addition, we have the most incredible support staff you could imagine, who work together side by side to provide patient care that is second to none. Our talented technician team includes over ten veterinary technician specialists (VTS), seven of which are specialized in ECC. 

Chicago is a multicultural and diverse city, rich in the arts, music, entertainment, museums, and nightlife.  We are blessed with six professional sports teams.  And if you enjoy the outdoors, you will love our hiking, biking and running trails, set in a picturesque landscape.  Our hospital values your life-work balance as well as your physical and mental well-being.  As a hospital, we work together to provide opportunities for community outreach, social gatherings, and volunteerism to enrich an environment of positivity and teamwork. 

We are seeking like-minded individuals who share our core values – Amazing People, Working Together, Using Common Sense, Creating Opportunity, With Love.

Veterinary Specialty Center is guided by the belief that companion animals deserve state-of-the-art medical care in a kind and comforting environment. The courage of our patients, the loyalty of their human families, and the devotion of our referral veterinarians inspire our vision. It is sustained by the contributions of our compassionate, knowledgeable, and dedicated staff and built upon a tradition of providing unsurpassed healthcare for animals.