Clinical Veterinarian

Accepting BioReady™: Yes
Category: Clinical Research
Location: Montreal (Senneville), QC
Posted: March 16, 2023
Closes: April 16, 2023

Job description:

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.

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 for our Veterinary Sciences department site located in Senneville (Ouest of Montreal) in Canada.

How you will make an impact

We are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help make a real difference in the world every day. As a Veterinarian, you will be responsible for the welfare of all our research animals. Your success will ensure the health of our animals and the integrity of our preclinical studies.

Why work at Charles River?

We offer an excellent welcome program for our new employees in addition to many in-house career development opportunities. You will have the opportunity to learn many specialized techniques and use high-tech equipment. You will also have the opportunity to work in a team where collaboration and mutual assistance are core values.

As of Day 1:

• Competitive benefits we pay 90% of premiums (health and dental coverage).

• Access to a savings and retirement program including an employer contribution.

• Vacation & Personal Day Policy.

• Free telemedicine app for you and your family.


• Shuttle service from the Sainte-Anne-de Bellevue train station and from John Abbott College to the Senneville site.

• Free parking.

Work Schedule & Salary:

• Relocation Assistance if needed

• Annual salary depending on your experience

• Annual bonus depending on performance plan

• Schedules : Mostly daytime, Monday to Friday. Based on company needs, you may be called on to work weekend and evening shifts. A rotation system will be used to assign these shifts to all available Veterinarians on the team.

What you will be working on

You will be responsible for ensuring the health and welfare of the animals. You will provide medical care, diagnosis and treatment as required.  You will also be called on to review and optimize the animal monitoring program and provide professional expertise to guide technical procedures involving the animals. You will also be a member of our animal ethics committee where you will be called on to lend your expertise to evaluate all procedures performed on animals before studies begin.

What kind of person are we looking for?

We are looking for candidates with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and a valid OMVQ licence. The ideal candidate must be a team player who enjoys learning and has good observation skills. They must have a good understanding of written English and be available to work varied hours.

Please note that upon being hired, you will have to undergo an annual tuberculosis test at the expense of the company.

If you are interested in contributing to the wellbeing of our communities, not only across the country but around the world, please join us and BE THE DIFFERENCE!

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.

About Safety Assessment

Charles 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 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 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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