Clinical Veterinarian

Req ID #:  183611

Hamilton, MT, US, 59840

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 Clinical Veterinarian (Biocontainment) to join our Insourcing Solutions team, located in Hamilton, MT.

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 CV role, you can do that by supporting and ensuring the integrity of the infectious disease research and health care of the animal colonies.  

Why work at Charles River? 
We offer an excellent onboarding program for our new employees, internal career development, competitive benefits, and salary. This position offers a $4,000 Sign-On Bonus!!

What you will do!
In the Clinical Veterinarian (Biocontainment) role, your main duties would involve supporting infectious disease research by conducting physical examinations, radiography, bronchoscopy, ultrasonography, interpretation of clinical pathology, and other types of clinical procedures in BSL2 - BSL4 environments. You will manage the health care of the animal colonies, providing clinical care and preventive medicine support; as well as perform clinical, diagnostic, and surgical support, in addition to providing anesthesia. You may also assist with the development, execution, and animal monitoring for the preventive medicine program, plus provide analgesic technical expertise when needed. You may also be tasked with documenting and submitting detailed reports, as well as using controlled substances and maintaining proper records. Participation in a special immunization program for infectious agents involved in studies may also be required.


As the CV, you are an integral part of our team, as you may be tasked with reviewing, writing, and updating facility policies, veterinary care, and behavioral SOPs. You may also be asked to recommend/assist with establishing/enhancing animal standards, provide guidance to veterinary services personnel, and/or the opportunity to develop innovative surgical techniques/procedural improvements. You will also develop and train staff, participate in inspections or audits of veterinary/animal welfare content, and collaborate with other staff regarding animal care, health, welfare, and treatment. Finally, it would be important that you help to ensure the facility is in compliance with all applicable regulations, guidelines, and standards relating to animal care and use (e.g., USDA, FDA, AAALAC).


Who are we looking for?

A candidate that possesses a DVM or VMD for an AVMA accredited program or ECFVG certification. Licensure to practice vet medicine in a least 1 U.S. state. ACLAM board certification preferred or acquisition within 2 years of hire required. Four years laboratory animal experience with multiple species. NHP (old and new world) experience a plus. Must have good clinical skills and thorough knowledge of Animal Welfare regulations and the AAALAC accreditation process. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education/experience listed.  

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!


The pay range for this position is $155-165K USD annually. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.

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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