About us

Upstate Veterinary Specialties, PLLC is a growing, privately-owned, multispecialty referral and emergency practice located in Albany, New York’s Capital District. UVS has a large referral base that includes upstate New York and Western New England. As a privately owned hospital, the practice owners are active clinicians who take a team approach to manage the hospital. They make themselves accessible to the staff and are dedicated to making UVS the ideal veterinary practice for employees.

Our leadership, administration teams, doctors, and medical staff all work together in a collaborative environment to achieve our mission – helping pets live longer, happier lives through expert medical care and compassionate client service. We are a large team of dedicated professionals and take pride in being a leader in comprehensive specialty and emergency healthcare for pets.

Due to our increasing caseload, we are seeking an additional Surgeon to join our existing collegial team of board-certified specialists in:

  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oncology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Radiology
  • Surgery

Our clinicians are supported by highly educated licensed veterinary technicians, including one VTS (cardiology), assistants, client relations specialists, and administrative staff.

Our facility

This year we expanded our custom-built hospital, adding another 16,000 square feet, to our current 24,000 square foot facility. Those expansion plans will provide a dedicated emergency/soft tissue OR, as well as an Orthopedic/Minimally Invasive suite. Our facility currently has a large 2,293 square foot surgery suite that includes two designated surgical prep areas, four operating rooms, sterilization, and is adjacent to the fluoroscopy and endoscopy rooms. In addition, our hospital is equipped with advanced imaging modalities including 1.5T MRI, 64 slice CT scanner, and multiple ultrasound units. Perioperative care is complete with a 24-hour ICU, 2 criticalists, full diagnostic laboratory, and in-house pharmacy. Our surgery equipment inventory includes:

  • Digital X-ray with wall mounted viewing in each suite
  • Fluoroscopy suite with OEC 9800 C-arm fluoroscope
  • LigaSure system with Force Triad base
  • Thoracoscopy, Laparoscopy & Arthroscopy capabilities
  • Buffalo Smoke Evacuators
  • Wound vacuum, CUSA Tissue ablation, Orthopedic planning software
  • TPLO and TTA equipment, with plans for CBLO in the future

For a look at our state-of-the-art facility, visit our website and take our virtual tour:

Our location

If you are looking for a lively and energetic region that balances its historic roots with a vibrant metropolitan area, look no further! UVS is located in Latham, NY, which is considered part of upstate New York’s ‘Tri-City’ area. The region includes the cities of Albany, Saratoga Springs, Schenectady and Troy. Upstate NY offers each of the four changing seasons bringing different scenery and events that offer cultural enrichment and more! The growing area is centrally located between the mountains of the Adirondacks, Berkshires, and Catskills and the popular cities of Boston, Montreal and New York. It offers easy access to public transportation with Amtrak stations and the Albany international airport.

The area’s attractions include the Empire State Plaza, Saratoga Race Track and Performing Arts Center, Lake George, Thatcher Park, The New York State Museum, and more. In Albany, there is something for everyone, with a variety of restaurants, bars, and entertainment, Albany is a great place to work and play. The area provides a thriving business community and exceptional educational institutes with urban, suburban, and rural living that is sure to fulfill your lifestyle. To learn more about our amazing city visit

Join us

We work hard to be worthy of the trust of our referral network and community. Our clients see and know our compassion for our work, themselves, and their pets.

We value our employees and treat them like family. We encourage our employees to pursue a healthy balance between work and life and offer multiple incentives that speak to our philosophy.

The position offers a base salary, plus a percentage of gross profit. Additionally, UVS offers a competitive benefits package and buy-in opportunity for the right individual.

UVS Benefits:

·        Paid medical, dental and long-term disability

·        401(k) with matching contribution

·        Generous PTO

·        Substantial CE allowance and time away

·        Paid professional licensing and dues

·        Relocation costs

·        Employee pet insurance stipend

·        Full time (4-day work week) or part-time position

Contact us

Board certified specialists and individuals who have completed residency training in surgery are encouraged to apply.

Inquiries and resumes should be directed to:

Amy Landy- Recruiting & Onboarding Specialist

Phone – (518)783-3198

Fax – (518)783-0409