Clinical Veterinarian 2 ($4K Sign on bonus)

Req ID #:  137311

Poolesville, MD, US, 20837

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.

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 2 for our Insourcing Solutions site in Poolesville, MD. This position is offering a $4,000.00 signing bonus.


The following are the responsibilities of the Clinical Veterinarian 2:

•    Diagnose and provide treatment plans for research non-human primates (OW and NW) to include preventative medicine and quarantine procedures, clinical procedures and surgeries (such as diagnostic imaging, dental care and abdominal surgeries). Veterinary care will also be provided to a small population of ungulate and rodent species.  
•    As requested, read and review animal study proposals to provide input to the veterinary care aspect of the research proposed. 
•    Communicate both verbally and written with investigators, managers and staff regarding procedures performed and on animal health concerns. Maintain and foster good working relationship with customers/clients on daily basis.
•    Possess professional level verbal and written communication.  Be competent in computer skills using common programs such as Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.
•    Actively interacts with management, facility veterinarian and other clinical veterinarians and investigators as required to solve customer requests, inquiries, and complaints and to provide technical assistance.
•    Assist with maintaining accurate records of animal clinical cases and their progress via an electronic database entry system. 
•    Assist with hands-on and didactic training of technical staff, particularly veterinary technicians.

Job Qualifications

  •  Education: Degree in Veterinary medicine
  • Experience:  Two years of relevant veterinary experience with laboratory animals, specifically primates (OW and NW) or completion of a laboratory animal residency.
  • Certification/Licensure: Must possess a current state license.


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. 

Vaccine Mandate
Charles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor.  As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021.  Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We will be requiring proof of vaccination from all employees. 

Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition ( so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River.


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 18,000 employees within 100 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 >80% of the drugs approved by the FDA for the past 3 years.

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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