Surgical Veterinary Technician II

Req ID #:  220171

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.

Job Summary

We are looking for a Surgical Veterinary Technician 2 to join our Insourcing Solutions team, located 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 Surgical Veterinary Technician 2 role, you can do that by performing surgical technical functions required by research protocols, contributing to and participating in the site animal health care program and by helping to ensure the integrity of the research.  


Why work at Charles River?  

We offer an excellent onboarding program for our new employees; internal career development, and competitive benefits 


What you will do! 

In the Surgical Veterinary Technician 2 role, you will work closely with the Veterinarian to perform daily health assessments of the USDA covered species in the Surgical Services Program and perform technical functions such as daily observations, diagnostic testing, administering of meds and health exams of sick animals. You will receive new animals, generate records and do initial health assessments. In addition, 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. It will be necessary to provide recovery support for post-op animals to include recording vital signs. You will also provide support for the research staff, e.g., animal handling and restraint, blood and other tissues sample collection, injections, and treatments. You will place arterial and venous central lines, either percutaneously or by surgical cut down and need to have general knowledge of Arterial and Venous Blood Gas, CBC, and Chemistry profile interpretation.   


The SVT2 will also prepare the OR for cases, as well as, maintaining equipment and ensuring it is in proper working order and coordinate and process orders for animal medications (drugs, anesthetics, analgesics, etc.), document distribution of same, and provide guidance on recordkeeping requirements as well as prepare and submit written reports, monthly billing summaries (drug orders) charts, logs and inventories as requested.  

Who are we looking for?

A candidate that possesses a Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) in animal science or equivalent field required. 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/experience listed. AALAS certification at the ALAT; LAT level is preferred. Veterinary Technician licensure of CVT or LVT is preferred.   


The pay range for this position is $36.00 - 45.00 USD per hour.  Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location. 


If you are interested in contributing to the well-being of our communities, not only across the country but around the world, please join us and BE THE DIFFERENCE! 

Vaccine Mandate

This position services client(s) that requires us to ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We will require proof of vaccination from all employees servicing client(s) with COVID-19 Vaccination requirements.

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, 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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