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Veterinary Specialty Center
Bannockburn, Illinois, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago
Veterinary Specialty Center
Bannockburn, Illinois, United States
30+ days ago
Job Type
Job Duration
Min Experience
1-2 Years
Min Education
Required Travel
Job Function
Associate Veterinarian





Veterinary Specialty Center has been the leading multidisciplinary referral center in the Midwest since 1975. We have been honored as one of Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces, and in 2018 VSC became the first B-Corp Certified veterinary hospital in the country. As one of the few remaining independently owned specialty practices, Veterinary Specialty Center feels more like a family than a workplace.       

Over the past forty-seven years, we have grown into a team of more than 45 veterinarians & specialists, 140 technicians/assistants, 90 support staff members, and twelve departments. In October 2022, we transitioned into a new LEED and WELL certified, 78,000 sq ft hospital in Bannockburn, IL. In addition to being a state-of-the-art veterinary specialty facility, our new home will have a net-zero carbon footprint, electric vehicle charging on-site, solar panels, rooftop green space, employee gym, meditation lounge, and much more!        

Veterinary Specialty Center is successful because we care deeply about our clients, our patients, and most importantly: our employees.       

Our current specialty services include Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Dermatology, Emergency, Critical Care, Grief Counseling and Social Services, Integrative Medicine/Acupuncture, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Medical and Radiation Oncology, Pain Management, Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging, Rehabilitative Therapy, and Surgery. In addition, each service is well-staffed with certified veterinary technicians and technician assistants, and we have VTS-certified technicians in ECC, Anesthesia, and Internal Medicine.        

We have all equipment you would expect to find at a large referral facility. In addition, we have advanced diagnostic & treatment modalities, such as in-house diagnostic laboratory, 3T MRI & 64-slice CT, fluoroscopy, nuclear scintigraphy, digital & computed radiology, Varian Truebeam linear accelerator, endoscopy, six ultrasounds, laparoscopy/thoracoscopy, interventional radiology and minimally invasive surgery, thermography, underwater treadmills, cold laser therapy, acoustic compression therapy, high flow oxygen therapy, viscoelastography, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT).        

We create opportunity for professional and career development by encouraging your growth. If you dream of acquiring a new skill, we have the resources and desire to make it a reality. For example, our doctors and staff have started programs in hemodialysis and plasmapheresis, endourology, interventional radiology, and joint replacement; and we are currently developing a neurosurgical program in minimally invasive spinal surgery.       While the shiny new facility, toys, and gadgets provide access to state-of-the-art diagnostics and treatment options, our secret sauce is the unified alignment to our mission of providing collaborative care in a kind and comforting environment. It is 250 people all working together that makes VSC special.

Don't like writing records? We have around-the-clock medical transcriptionists to write your records for you!        

If you enjoy teaching, we have flourishing rotating and surgical internship programs and support residents in internal medicine, surgery, radiology, and ECC. Candidates have opportunities for didactic rounds along with frequent chances for continuing education lectures throughout the year.        

Located about 25 miles north of Chicago, our location is well-suited for city living or suburban life. We are just minutes from world-class dining, museums, theaters, and professional sporting events. Lake Michigan offers plenty of opportunities for weekend beach-going and water sports. Milwaukee is less than an hour away, which makes for an easy day trip for a change of scenery, and both O’Hare and Midway International Airports give you easy access to flights worldwide. Chicago’s Northern Suburbs boast some of the best schools and park systems in the country, making this a great place to raise a family.         

If the Veterinary Specialty Center seems like the place for you, please submit your CV and references to so we can set up a visit immediately. If you spend a day with us, you will understand the chemistry behind our reputation!       


  • Generous Salary 
  • Student Loan Repayment Program  
  • Multiple Free CE Opportunities and CE Allowance 
  • Ownership Thinking Bonuses 
  • Financial Hardship Loans (we help when you need it most) 
  • Quarterly Employee Social Events (bowling, zoo, baseball game, fall festival, etc.) 
  • On-site Bistro (fresh salads, sandwiches, snacks, drinks, and incidentals) 
  • Regular Lunchtime Food Truck Visits 
  • 401k Match Up to 6% (unheard of in the veterinary industry) 
  • Health Insurance (domestic partnerships included) 
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) 
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) 
  • Free Telehealth Services 
  • Life Insurance 
  • Dental Insurance 
  • Vision Insurance 
  • Free Pet Insurance 
  • Short Term Disability 
  • Long Term Disability 
  • License Fee Reimbursement 
  • Free Employee Assistance Program (financial, legal, and mental health services) 
  • Free Premium Scrubs/uniform


  • Internship-trained preferred or at least 3 years of emergency experience
  • Enthusiastic about mentoring our support staff, externs, interns and residents
  • Collaborate with all doctors and attend grand rounds
  • Serve as a resource for our incredible referral community
  • DVM, VMD or equivalent  
  • Able to obtain an Illinois license

Not enough emergency experience? No problem. We also offer our accelERate program where you are closely mentored for 6 months and then have a guaranteed six-figure salary.

Job ID: 58015251
Services (Profit)
Bannockburn , IL , US

At Veterinary Specialty Center we believe that the enormous impact of the high-tech, state-of-the-art services we provide compels us to expand our mission. We not only want VSC to be an organization that is good 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 Tribu...

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