White Glove Service

In the interest of everyone’s safety, we are currently operating 100% curbside. Our White Glove Service provides the same excellent care to your pets, the difference is we are not allowing clients inside our building at this time. When you arrive at our center, please call us at 717-599-4259 and our team will provide you instructions for the next steps.


Join our team!

We may be looking for the next rock star to join our team.

Are you a rock star? Are you a unicorn? Are you a SuperTech? Then you might have what it takes to work at HRVSS as a CVT or a nurse assistant. Only experienced veterinary nurses (certified or not) should apply. Be aware that we are very strict in our selection process. We only hire the best of the best to take excellent care of our patients and clients.

Please specify if you’re interested in day or night shifts. Please apply by completing the form below or send your resume, motivation letter, and references to [email protected] or simply attach all 3 below.

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On a good day, we make a difference. On a great day, we save a life.™

Why work at Harrisburg Regional Veterinary Surgical Specialty?

At HR-VSS, our mission is to provide exceptional patient care and customer service. We do this by recruiting the best talent available.

You will need to share our mission, vision & core values, exceed our extremely high expectations and embrace our team approach so that together, we can make a difference.

Why We're Different
  • We are the first and only surgery practice in Harrisburg
  • We’re only open on Mondays (with an overnight nurse until Tuesday AM)
  • We’re the first practice of its kind in PA
  • We only do specialty surgery (TPLOs, fractures, challenging soft tissue cases, etc.)
  • We follow Fear Free/low-stress handling principles
  • High-level anesthesia (running ISO at 0.75% during a TPLO is not unusual)
  • High-level pain management – every patient gets half a dozen pain management modalities
  • High-level patient care – each pet gets TLC – QID – no joke
  • High-level customer service
  • We have all the toys (including capnography & BP)
  • We’re almost paperless. Our software is Rhapsody (very easy to learn)
  • A clear commitment to look after each other, our clients, and their pets
  • We’re a tight-knit team focused on setting the bar very high for veterinary surgery and anesthesia in the Harrisburg Region
  • Most patients are healthy & stable
  • Our X-ray gowns have unicorns (yep, seriously)
  • No phones to answer!
What You’ll be Doing
  • Patient admission
  • Participate in am & pm rounds
  • Work closely with the surgeon
  • Patient prep (from IVC placement to recovery)
  • Scrub in for surgery
  • Monitor anesthesia
  • Treatments & patient care
  • Dispense meds & supplements
  • Maintain medical records
  • Take X-rays
  • Grow your skills

This is a PT position (Mondays only) so there are no “traditional” benefits like vacation & healthcare. But we have all kinds of other perks:

  • Huge focus on the team
  • Pet care discounts
  • A lunch break is mandatory
  • Bio-breaks are mandatory
  • Strong culture
  • Learning & growing
  • Huge autonomy
  • High income
  • On the job training
  • Super modern practice
  • An amazing team to work with!
  • Team activities
  • Efficient workflow
  • Fun is one of our 10 core values
  • You will become a much stronger employee in your regular job
  • Gifts & surprises!
  • No phones to answer!
Skills You Need to Have
  • Passion for the profession
  • Problem-solving
  • Self-motivation
  • Experience
  • Enthusiasm
  • Strong communication
  • Time management skills
  • Commitment to learning and growing
  • Excellent client service
  • High-quality work
  • Compassionate patient care
  • Efficiency
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellence as a goal
  • Team spirit
  • Positive attitude
  • Fear free or low-stress handling (we can teach you that)
  • Strong understanding of sterility (we can teach you that)

What other nurses said about working with Dr. Zeltzman.

I have definitely gained so much after working with you. I’ve gotten so much better with X-rays, CRIs, anesthesia, scrubbing in, and client care. Working with you really gave me a chance to bloom in those areas. I had not done as much surgery before. Thanks to you, I was able to grow my anesthesia skills. Building confidence is a huge key mentally that you can achieve anything you put your mind to. I feel good about what I’m doing and what I’m capable of! Thank you for allowing me to work with you.


It has been my privilege to work with Phil for the past 17 years, and I see him as more than just my boss, but a personal friend. Over the years, I have assisted him in hundreds of surgeries, from TPLOs to a lung lobectomy. Thanks to him I was able to hold a beating heart in my hand. How cool is that?! Regardless of the complexity, he approaches every animal and every case with the same level of care and concern. I have learned so much from him over the years we have worked together, and have become a better veterinary nurse through my work with him. Not only is he a fantastic colleague and mentor, but he is also an excellent surgeon who I would trust with any of my own pets – and I have.

I have worked with Phil at a clinic for many years. Then I have worked alongside him for over three years. It has been a learning experience from day one – and still is to this day. He offers a wealth of knowledge beyond vet med. It is always a fun, positive work environment that has led to new and exciting opportunities.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.