Join our team and practice specialty veterinary surgery in our new, state-of-the-art hospital with the latest technologies and innovations in veterinary medicine. We are an experienced and cohesive group of highly-trained veterinary professionals with a shared passion to help others achieve their goals. We have been building long-term trusted relationships with veterinarians, animal and emergency animal hospitals since 1992. We look forward to getting to know you.
Chesapeake Veterinary Surgical Specialists is a part of the Chesapeake Veterinary Referral Center (CVRC), a specialty veterinary hospital and emergency center offering ten medical and rehabilitation disciplines for dogs and cats, including: cardiology, emergency, internal medicine, oncology, neurology, ophthalmology, rehabilitation, radiology, radiation therapy and surgery.
A career with CVSS means joining a team dedicated to cutting-edge, evidence-based advanced surgical and rehabilitation care for dogs and cats in the Mid-Atlantic. Our staff is among the best of the best in advanced veterinary surgery, anesthesia management, in-hospital care and canine rehabilitation. What began in 1992 as a single location in Annapolis, Maryland’s capital city, grew over the last 25 years to include two additional locations in the Baltimore area and in Columbia, Maryland. In 2023, our Baltimore-area hospital is relocating to a brand new, 46,000 square foot facility in Cockeysville, Maryland where no expense is spared on providing the best environment for advanced veterinary surgery.
Chesapeake Veterinary Surgical Specialists is a member of Chesapeake Veterinary Referral Center (link to CVRC website) a coalition of board-certified veterinary specialists in the disciplines of emergency medicine and critical care, surgery, canine rehabilitation, internal medicine, oncology, cardiology, eye care, neurology and advanced imaging. All three CVSS locations are co-located with 24-hour emergency practices that offer around-the-clock monitoring and intensive care for our patients. Our direct access to a multitude of other veterinary specialists in all three of our locations means that we are able to offer cross-specialty care for the most complex cases.
Our team embodies our Core Values of Respect, Integrity, Compassion and Honesty from the inside out, so you can expect a collaborative and supportive workplace culture when you work for CVSS.
If you are looking for a collaborative team in a high-technical environment that works compassionately with pet owners, this is the hospital for you. Our team embodies our Core Values of Respect, Integrity, Compassion and Honesty from the inside out, so you can expect a collaborative and supportive workplace culture when you work for CVSS.
CVSS’s three locations are centrally located in Maryland, with practices in Towson (relocating to Cockeysville in 2023), Annapolis and Columbia. Each location offers unique amenities that will appeal to every type of personality and family.
Annapolis, widely known as the Sailing Capital of the World, is a water-lover’s paradise. Combining charming historical architecture with the stately grandeur of the United States Naval Academy against the backdrop of the Chesapeake Bay, Annapolis offers options for families and singles alike with a excellent dining and recreational options, great schools and diverse neighborhoods.
Baltimore and its surrounding communities are as diverse and eclectic as its inhabitants. In 2023 our Baltimore-area practice is moving to Cockeysville, a suburb north of the city in the rolling hills of renowned Maryland horse country. If you prefer city dwelling, Baltimore offers a host of neighborhoods from sleek, waterfront living in Port Covington to the pubs, bakeries and shops of Canton and Hampden. Baltimore also offers some of the country’s best higher education and healthcare with the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University anchoring either end of the city. Sports fans can catch Orioles games at Camden Yards and watch a Ravens game at M&T Bank Stadium.
Columbia is a rapidly growing suburban city in Howard County that truly offers something for everyone. Centrally located, Columbia is only a few hours’ drive from the coast, the mountains and Washington, D.C. Howard County is known for its excellent public school system and Columbia offers a wealth of opportunity for wellness, delicious restaurants and live music at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Columbia was Money Magazine’s top place to live in 2016 and has maintained a respectable ranking in the years since.