Veterinarian (Sherbrooke)

Req ID #:  155915

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 a Clinical Veterinarian for our Veterinary Sciences department site located in Sherbrooke in Canada.


How you will make an impact 

We are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help make a real difference in the world every day. As a Veterinarian, you will be responsible for the welfare of all our research animals. Your success will ensure the health of our animals and the integrity of our preclinical studies. 


Why work at Charles River? 

We offer an excellent welcome program for our new employees in addition to many in-house career development opportunities. You will have the opportunity to learn many specialized techniques and use high-tech equipment. You will also have the opportunity to work in a team where collaboration and mutual assistance are core values.  


Our other perks include: 


As of Day 1: 

  • Competitive benefits we pay 90% of premiums (health and dental coverage). 
  • Access to a savings and retirement program including an employer contribution.  
  • Vacation & Personal Day Policy. 
  • Free telemedicine app for you and your family. 



  • Free parking.  

Work Schedule & Salary:  

  • Relocation Assistance if needed
  • Annual salary depending on your experience   
  • Annual bonus depending on performance plan
  • Regular schedule between Monday to Friday, daytime. However, based on company needs, you may be called on to work weekend and evening shifts. A rotation system will be used to assign these shifts to all available Veterinarians on the team.  

What you will be working on 

You will be responsible for ensuring the health and welfare of the animals. You will provide medical care, diagnosis and treatment as required.  You will also be called on to review and optimize the animal monitoring program and provide professional expertise to guide technical procedures involving the animals. You will also be a member of our animal ethics committee where you will be called on to lend your expertise to evaluate all procedures performed on animals before studies begin. 


What kind of person are we looking for? 

We are looking for candidates with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and a valid OMVQ licence. The ideal candidate must be a team player who enjoys learning and has good observation skills. They must have a good understanding of written English.

Please note that upon being hired, you will have to undergo an annual tuberculosis test at the expense of the company.

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



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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