• Clinical Veterinarian

    Charles River LaboratoriesShrewsbury, MA 01546

    Job #1377507475

  • Clinical Veterinarian

    Req ID #: 84738


    Shrewsbury, MA, US, 01545

    At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people's lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families.

    Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career.

    As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.

    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.

    The following are responsibilities related to theClinical Veterinarianposition:

    • Manage health care for the animal colony by providing clinical care and preventive medicine support.

    • Perform surgical support and provide anesthesia, surgical and analgesic technical expertise/advice to facilitate protocol development.

    • Develop and deliver training for staff.

    • 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.

    • Provide support for activities of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). May serve on the committee as well.

    • Perform consultation and collaboration with Study Directors.

    • Ensure facility is in compliance with all applicable regulations, guidelines and standards. (e.g. USDA,FDA,AAALAC).

    • All other duties as assigned.

    The following are minimum qualifications related to theClinical Veterinarian position:

    • Education: Veterinary degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.) or international equivalent.

    • Experience: Zero to two years related experience with animal care and surgical techniques. Strong preference for experience in a research/lab animal/GLP environment.

    • An equivalent combinationof the above may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute.

    • 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.

    • Other: Computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheet and database software. Ability to organize, prioritize work and meet deadlines. Good communication skills.

    About Safety AssessmentCharles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market. Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.

    About Charles RiverCharles 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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