Clinical Veterinarian

Req ID #:  86357

South San Francisco, CA, US, 94080

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 Veterninary Medicine - Technical / Scientific for our CRADL Site in South San Francisco. The following individula will manages, administers and coordinates the health care and maintenance of research animals. Provides leadership and technical expertise to staff and clients for policy and decision making.  Provides veterinary consulting services in support of the Insourcing Solutions, CRADL business unit.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Supports and participates in the health care and maintenance of research animals at CRADL. Utilizing knowledge of contemporary laboratory animal medicine and science and veterinary clinical medicine and resources, collaborates with research investigators and CRADL staff.   Ensure facilities are in compliance with local regulations. Write, review and update veterinary care SOP's and guidance documents as required. Work with CRADL management to establish veterinary and animal care standards. Participate in the training of the CRADL personnel and clients on technical procedures and veterinary techniques as appropriate. Provide clinical and surgical support to facility staff and clients. Provide technical advice to facilitate protocol development. Assist clients with development of research protocols and IACUC submissions. Provide veterinary reviews for IACUC protocols. May serve as a voting member of the IACUC committee. In collaboration with other CRADL staff members, assist clients in the refinement of animal care and use techniques.  Consistently interact and communicate with investigators and research staff during ongoing research studies, monitor results and recommend modifications or provide training as needed. Confers with clients and staff regarding the type of animal research conducted and provides advice on veterinary clinical considerations, animal health and welfare, training, procedures, numbers and/or care of the animals. May supervise veterinary technician(s) or other veterinary staff, including assisting with recruitment writing timely annual performance reviews, and encouraging professional development.  Provides veterinary medical services in support of the health and welfare of the animals housed within CRADL or at customer sites.  Administers, or directs the administration, of treatment(s) as appropriate.Assist Attending Veterinarian in any adverse event or non-compliance investigations. Manage site DEA activities and process.  May involve travel to client sites for consulting or other business purposes.

Job Qualifications

Education:  Work requires completion of an accredited Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program or a certificate of training accepted by the AVMA.

Experience:  Minimum of 1-3 years related experience in the field of Laboratory Animal medicine required.

Certification/Licensure:  Licensure (DVM) to practice medicine in a state or territory of the United States is required. 


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 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.


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