Req ID #:  84334

Boisbriand, Quebec, CA, J7H 1N8

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

Develops, evaluates and implements company-wide animal welfare associated programs and training initiatives to ensure consistent approaches to animal welfare and consistent quality and program content of training materials. Assesses animal welfare and related training activities and provides guidance on modifications or enhancements to assure regulatory compliance and adherence to ethical standards.


We are seeking a Veterinarian for our Veterinary Services department site located Boisbriand in Canada.


The following are responsibilities related to the Veterinarian:

  • Execute, evaluate, diagnose and provide necessary care for all animals;
  • With the assistance of the animal care services, monitor and assure adequate housing of the animals (as perdefined testing facility SOPs, CCAC guidelines and other appropriate regulations);
  • Be an active member of the IACUC, participate to all protocol evaluation giving the veterinary and scientific point of view;
  • Assure the appropriate identification and qualification of animal suppliers;
  • Develop the measures for the veterinary preventive medicine program. 


The following are minimum qualifications related to the Veterinarian position:

  • Member of the Quebec Order of Veterinarians;
  • Good knowledge and practice of GLP (an asset);
  • Excellent knowledge of job-related legislation, principles, practices and procedures;
  • Bilingualism spoken and written (French and English).

About Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market.  Each year approximately 300 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.


About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.


At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.


If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


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