Veterinarian (Sherbrooke) - 5000$ Sign-On Bonus

Req ID #:  83814

Fleurimont, Quebec, CA, J1E 0B5

At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families. 


Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career. 


As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.


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 for an Veterinarian for our department of Veterinary for our site located in Sherbrooke.


The following are responsibilities related to the Veterinarian position :

  • Provide professional expertise within a multidisciplinary team in accordance with Good Laboratory Practices and organizational Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • To provide optimal medical care as per accepted veterinary practices, and to remain current with diagnostic procedures/tests and medical treatments, as applicable to laboratory animal medicine.
  • To review and optimize the health monitoring and surveillance program to protect the health and welfare of animals and personnel.
  • Involvement in the occupational health and safety program for vivarium staff.
  • To provide technical expertise and veterinary oversight for a/l procedures related to surgery in live animals.
  • To perform Veterinary examinations on study for data collection.
  • To participate to animal ethical use and to the elaboration of animal welfare program. May serve as clinical veterinarian on local Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).
  • To participate and elaborate training sessions for technical staff (e.g. zoonoses, aseptic technique, biocontainment level practices) sessions for technical staff. May provide practical training for technical staff, as necessary.
  • To provide professional expertise for guidance on procedures and techniques used on live animals.
  • To help train and mentor new clinical veterinarians.
  • To provide input on adequacy of physical facilities, environmental enrichment, competency of personnel and equipment used on live animals.
  • To review and optimize all SOPs related to experimental animal care and use, and to create when necessary, SOPs to optimize practices for animal health and welfare.
  • May provide veterinary oversight (including management of controlled substances) to act as Alternate Qualified Person in Charge (AQPIC) for controlled drugs.


The following are minimum qualifications related to the Veterinarian position :

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine diploma (DVM) and member in good standing with the Ordre des Médecins Vétérinaires du Québec with an experience of 3 to 5 years.
  • The candidate should be analytical, have an excellent sense of organization, be able to multitask
  • Be able to work within a team and possess excellent communications skills in both French and English.

Travailler chez Charles River c’est profiter de 

  • Minimum of 4 weeks’ vacation 
  • Paid sick / personal days 
  • Paid uniform 
  • Competitive benefits starting from day one (health and dental coverage) 
  • Access to a savings and retirement program including an employer contribution 
  • Free, unlimited, and confidential access to health care professionals for you and your family, through telemedicine app 
  • Employee Assistance Programs 
  • Tuition reimbursement program 
  • Employee Activities 
  • Volunteering Program (paid day) 
  • Employee referral bonuses 
  • Relocation assistance 
  • Career advancement opportunities and training 
  • A recognition program 
  • Positive Company Values & Culture 



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 Corporate Functions
The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.  

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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