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Charles River Laboratories Surgical Veterinary Technician I in Boston, Massachusetts

Surgical Veterinary Technician I

Req ID #: 221680


Boston, MA, US, 02115

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 Surgical Veterinary Technician to join our Insourcing Solutions team, located in Boston, MA.

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 Surgical Veterinary Technician role, you can do that by providing support to the surgical services program and performing technical functions necessary for animal health to ensure the integrity of the research.

Why work at Charles River?

We offer an excellent onboarding program for our new employees; internal career development, and competitive benefits. Parking reimbursement up to $450 per month

What you will do!

In the Surgical Veterinary Technician role, you will work closely with the Veterinarian to perform daily health assessments of the USDA covered species in the Surgical Services Program and maintain all records as needed and associated with this monitoring as well as provide animal treatments as instructed by the Veterinarian. In addition, you will perform technical functions required by necessity for animal health including daily clinical observations, administering medications, and health assessments of sick animals prior to reporting adverse findings to Veterinarian responsible for that area.

The SVT will also ensure receipt of new animals, including generating records, and doing an initial health assessment and monitor recovery of post-operative animals, including recording vital signs and provide basic anesthetic monitoring, recording vital signs as well as generate treatment sheets and treatment plans as prescribed by the veterinarian. Prepare ORs for cases, maintain equipment and ensure it’s in proper working order, make instrument packs, and prepare reports, monthly drug order charts, and inventories.

Who are we looking for?

A candidate that possesses an Associate degree (A.A./A.S.) in veterinary technology or equivalent college level program. Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in animal science preferred. Must have (6) months animal handle experience in animal research as well as veterinary technical skills. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education/experience listed. AALAS certification at the ALAT or above OR successful achievement of ALAT certification within one (1) year required. Veterinary Technician licensure of CVT or LVT is preferred.

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 $32.00 - 36.00 USD per hour.  Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location

Vaccine Mandate

This position services client(s) that requires us to ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We will require proof of vaccination from all employees servicing client(s) with COVID-19 Vaccination requirements.

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, 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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