Surgical Veterinary Technician 2 - Position includes a $2000 Sign on bonus

Req ID #:  127373

Boston, MA, US, 02115

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.

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 Surgical Veterinary Technician 2, for our Insourcing Solutions Department located in Boston, MA., at our Boston Children's Hospital contract. 


Position includes a $2,000 Sign on bonus.


The essential duties for the Surgical Veterinary Technician 2 are:  

•    Work closely with the Veterinarian to perform daily health assessments on the USDA covered species in the Surgical Services Program. Maintain all records as needed and associated with this monitoring.  Provide animal treatments as instructed by the Veterinarian.
•    Perform technical functions required by research protocols, such as daily clinical observations, diagnostic testing, administering medications and health examinations of sick animals, prior to reporting adverse findings to Veterinarian responsible for that area.
•    Receipt of new animals, including generating records, and doing an initial health assessment.
•    Recovery of post-operative animals, including recording vital signs.
•    Provide anesthesia support to all surgical cases, including placement of IV catheters, intubation, and administration of anesthetic agents as well as operates a ventilator and provides full anesthetic support during procedures.
•    Provide support for the research staff, e.g. animal handling and restraint, blood and other tissues sample collection, injections, and treatments.
•    Places arterial and venous central lines, either percutaneously or by surgical cut down.
•     General knowledge of Arterial and Venous Blood Gas, CBC, and Chemistry Profile interpretation in accordance with anesthesia, surgery and animal health under the guidance of the veterinarian.
•    Maintain sterile ORs by cleaning and breaking down the OR at the end of cases. 
•    Responsible for making instrument packs, cleaning and autoclaving supplies.  
•    Prepare the OR for cases, as well as, maintaining equipment and ensuring it is in proper working order.
•    Coordinate and process orders for animal medications (drugs, anesthetics, analgesics, etc.), document distribution of same, and provide guidance on recordkeeping requirements.
•    Prepare and submit written reports, monthly billing summaries (drug orders) charts, logs and inventories as requested. 
•    Review and comply with all policies pertaining to the animal care program.  
•    Cares for laboratory animals in accordance with USDA Animal Welfare Act and policies, the “Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals,” and other applicable regulations and policies.
•    Provide training for the ARCH staff as it relates to animal care, and health.    
•    Assist with  ordering, receipt, stocking and maintenance of supply inventories.

Must possess large animal experience.

Job Qualifications

•    Education:  Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) in animal science or equivalent field required.
•    Experience:  Minimum 2 years’ experience preferred in veterinary technology as detailed in the essential duties and responsibilities section.
•    An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.  
•    Certification/Licensure:  AALAS certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician level (ALAT); LAT level is preferred.  Veterinary Technician licensure of CVT or LVT is preferred.  

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. 

Vaccine Mandate
Charles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor.  As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021.  Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We will be requiring proof of vaccination from all employees. 

Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition ( so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River.


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 18,000 employees within 100 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 >80% of the drugs approved by the FDA for the past 3 years.

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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