Clinical Veterinarian-Surgical Services

Req ID #:  215398

Boston, MA, US, 02115

For 75 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.


IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.   

Job Summary

We are seeking a Clinical Veterinarian (Surgical Services) to join our Insourcing Solutions team at our client site Boston Children’s Hospital in Boston, MA.

How will you have an impact?   
This is the moment to use your talents and imagine those talents contributing to improving global health and peoples’ lives. In the Clinical Veterinarian role, you can do that by utilizing your knowledge in lab animal medicine, science, and veterinary clinical medicine to collaborate with research investigators and site staff to optimize the objectives of animal research protocols and ensure the integrity of the research and animal care.      

Why work at Charles River?  
We offer an excellent onboarding program for our new employees, internal career development, competitive benefits, and salary. 

What you will do!
In this Clinical Veterinarian role, you will be responsible for overseeing daily operations of the surgical program; supervision of the surgical vet techs as well as intermediate and advanced ability to assist and perform surgical procedures. Participates in the design of research projects and experiments; confer and consistently interact with investigators and staff regarding the type of animal research conducted, provide advice on veterinary clinical considerations, animal health and welfare, training, procedures, numbers and/or care of the animals, as well as monitors results and recommends modifications of ongoing studies. You will administer, or direct the administration, of treatment(s) as appropriate; perform and document post-mortem examination of animals-both for the purpose of providing information for a research project or in terms of determining a health issue within the facility. These may include the performance of hematology, parasitology, microbiology, and clinical pathology lab tests and procedures.


Provide training and coordinate training records for vet techs in addition to the ARCH staff as it relates for animal care and health. You will perform routine audits of pharmacy, surgical records, environmental enrichment, and other audits; perform daily health assessments, technical functions, develop treatment plans and provide anesthesia support to all surgical cases. 


In collaboration with other staff members, the IACUC and the IACUC Office administration, you will contribute substantially to the institution’s comprehensive program to provide humane care and use of research animals and help to assure compliance and serve as a voting member of the IACUC. 

Who are we looking for?
A candidate that possesses a DVM or a certificate of training accepted by the AVMA. Must have exposure to field of Laboratory Animal medicine; and participation in 2-5 externships during veterinary school or employment at an institution with a laboratory animal facility required. In addition, at least 1-2 years of experience with surgery and anesthesia in USDA covered species. Must have Licensure to practice vet medicine in a least 1 U.S. state. 


The pay range for this position is $150-165K annually. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

About Insourcing Solutions
Charles River Insourcing Solutions℠ can streamline research by delivering operational and cost efficiencies through the strategic insourcing of GMP, GLP and non-GLP research services from discovery through safety assessment. Insourcing Solutions℠ provides you with the ability to maintain control of your facility and expertise while leveraging available space.


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 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 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. 

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 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.


Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, veteran or disability status.


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 [email protected] 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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