Veterinary Pathologist 1 or 2

Req ID #:  75455

Laval, Quebec, CA, H7V 4B3

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.

Job Summary

In order to support organizational development, we are seeking a Veterinary pathologist 1 or 2 to join the pathology service for this new position, located in Laval (greater Montreal area) in Canada.

Major elements of responsibilities*
  • Interact with clients to assure satisfaction;
  • Perform macroscopic and microscopic tissue evaluations and interpretation of assigned studies;
  • Assist with necropsy supervision and gross pathology interpretation. Guiding of personal staff for sample collection and technic development;
  • Write comprehensive report narratives detailing all test article effects;
  • Enter pathology findings in data capturing system;
  • As needed, work with study directors to ensure data is accurately integrated into study reports.

* The contribution of a Veterinary Pathologist 1 will be under supervision.

Main responsibilities reserved for a Veterinary Pathologist 2

In addition to the above major elements of responsibilities:

  • Provide training, technical guidance and leadership to laboratory staff and may provide training, guidance and leadership to less experienced pathologists;
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge in toxicologic pathology;
  • May serve as principal investigator for contract pathology work, participate in pathology working group (PWG) as an observer and serve as a consultant in pathology-related issues;
  • May provide scientific expertise for experimental design and other aspects of research studies, as needed.

The following are minimum requirements
  • Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine or equivalent, and formal Residency training in Veterinary Pathology;
  • Experience in toxicologic or investigative pathology in a CRO, pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry is preferred;
  • Working toward being eligible to sit for the board certification by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) or European College of Veterinary Pathologists (ECVP); Board certification is required to enter the minimum level grade. Additional years of directly related experience may substitute for the board certification;
  • Fluent in spoken and written English required, French would be an asset;
  • Demonstrated success in technical proficiency, scientific creativity, collaboration with others and independent thought.

About the group of Pathology

The team of pathologists, which reports to a Senior Director of Pathology, is composed of seven pathologists, six of whom are currently board-certified, with a diversity of backgrounds, strengths and origins. Our common mission is to deliver superior quality pathology services to our customers; and teamwork is an important and integral part of our daily work life.

About Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market.  Each year approximately 300 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.


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. 


For more information, please contact Julius Haruna, Sr. Director of Pathology at