Charles River Laboratories Clinical Veterinarian in Houston, Texas

Clinical Veterinarian

Req ID #: 35765

Location: Houston, TX, US

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.

About Research Models & Services

Fundamental to basic research and discovery is the use of in vivo models to help identify disease targets and determine potential biological pathways that regulate the condition. As the world’s leader in the production and distribution of the highest quality research animal, with 1 out of 2 animal models produced for preclinical research globally, we understand the importance of this step. With seven decades of experience, our expertise is unmatched, allowing us to provide you with the perfect model, including disease-specific and preconditioned options, for basic research and beyond.

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 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 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 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015.

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 70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet