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Clinical Veterinarian

Req ID #:  41274

Missoula, MT, US

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

We are seeking a Clinical Veterinarian for our Insourcing Solutions site located Hamilton, MT



  • Manage health care for the animal colony. 
  • Perform veterinary rounds as scheduled and provide clinical care and preventive medicine support.
  • Perform clinical, diagnostic and surgical support and provide anesthesia and analgesic technical expertise/advice to facilitate protocol development.
  • Participates in the development and execution of the preventive medicine program. May assist in sentinel animal monitoring and other monitoring programs.
  • Documents general and detailed reports of clinical observations, medical care and surgical treatments using the POMS system
  • Provide animal health care guidance for veterinary services personnel as required.
  • Ensure that internal and external applications, reports and other materials are prepared and submitted as required.
  • May participate in the response to internal/external inspections and quality assurance audits of veterinary or animal welfare type content.
  • Perform consultation and collaboration with PIs regarding animal care, health, welfare and treatment. May also consult on the planning, conducting and reporting of studies.
  • Assist with writing, review and updating facility policies, veterinary care and behavioral SOP's as required.
  • Perform literature searches relating to veterinary subject matters as needed.
  • Help to ensure facility is in compliance with all applicable regulations, guidelines and standards that relate to animal care and use (E.g. USDA, FDA, AAALAC).
  • May use controlled substances and be responsible for maintaining appropriate records.
  • May develop new or innovative surgical techniques or other procedural improvements appropriate to research studies.
  • May develop and deliver training for staff and investigators as requested by the customer. 
  • Support infectious disease research by conducting physical examinations, radiography, bronchoscopy, ultrasonography, interpretation of clinical pathology and other types of clinical procedures in BSL2, BSL3 and BSL4 environments.
  • Must be available to work extended hours beyond normal duty hours, evenings, weekends, extra shifts sometimes on short notice and be on call after hours for emergency veterinary care on a rotational basis.



  • Education:  D.V.M or V.M.D from an AVMA accredited program or ECFVG certification. 
  • Experience:  Four years laboratory animal experience with multiple species. NHP (old world and new world) experience a plus.  
  • Must have a thorough understanding of Animal Welfare regulations and the AAALAC accreditation process.
  • Experience with an IACUC and AAALAC is preferred.
  • Experience providing training to investigators, post-doctoral students, technicians and animal caretakers in a variety of procedures involving animals and the vivarium.
  • Preference for experience working with infectious agents in BSL 2- 4 environment.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure:  Licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one U.S. state required. Ability to practice veterinary medicine in the work state highly desirable.  Current ACLAM board certification preferred or acquisition within two years of hire required.
  • Other: Must be able to pass background security check and maintain enrollment in the bio-surety program or work in BSL 3-4

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 13,000 employees within 80 facilities in 23 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 80% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2017.


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Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet

Nearest Major Market: Missoula
Nearest Secondary Market: Montana

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