Charles River Laboratories Clinical Veterinarian - Technical/Scientific in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Clinical Veterinarian - Technical/Scientific

Req ID #: 41219


Cambridge, MA, US, 02140


Manages, administers and coordinates the health care and maintenance of research animals. Provides leadership and technical expertise to staff and client for policy and decision making. Provides veterinary consulting services in support of the Insourcing Solutions business client.


  • Supports and participates in the health care and maintenance of research animals at client site.

  • Utilizing knowledge of contemporary laboratory animal medicine and science and veterinary clinical medicine and resources, collaborates with research investigators and staff.

  • Ensure facilities are in compliance with local regulations.

  • Write, review and update veterinary care SOP’s and guidance documents as required.

  • Work with client management to establish veterinary and animal care standards.

  • Participate in the training of the site personnel and investigator staff on technical procedures and veterinary techniques as appropriate.

  • Provide clinical and surgical support to facility staff and client

  • Provide technical advice to facilitate protocol development. Assist clients with development of research protocols and IACUC submissions

  • In collaboration with client staff, assist client 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 client 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.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


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.

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

Provides professional veterinary services to support or manage oversight of all animal care and use functions involving laboratory animals. Develops, implements and controls procedures related to the acquisition, maintenance, quarantine, and disposition of all research animals including provision of appropriate clinical, preventive and emergency veterinary care for various species. Provides support in protocol design, facility design, biosecurity practices, breeding and genetic management, occupational health program, equipment procurement, animal model selection and development, surgical services and animal and colony health monitoring programs. Ensures compliance with established company, regulatory and industry standards. Interfaces with various departments and clients serving as internal/external consultant, providing technical, regulatory and clinical support. Requires current knowledge of various lab animal species, new developments in laboratory animal medicine, surgery, and related sciences and awareness of current changes in laboratory animal science and animal husbandry practices. Maintains broad knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories as pertains to the veterinary and comparative medicine field. Maintains knowledge of regulatory compliance requirements. Represents the company on a regional, national or international level in professional matters that support the company and its animal care and use programs. May advise senior management in animal welfare, care and use matters as they relate to application of new technology, the use of alternatives, support of the 3Rs and new animal models. May conduct research projects to support company business goals and publish/present results externally.

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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