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Senior Veterinary Technician

Charles River Laboratories International Inc (CRL)

Cambridge, MA, US, 02142

Senior Veterinary Technician Req ID #:  207552 Location: 

Cambridge, MA, US, 02142 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 seeking a Sr. Veterinary Technician for our Insourcing Solutions Department located in Cambridge, MA.

Oversees veterinary support within the animal care environments at Charles River Accelerator & Development Labs (CRADL). Provides expertise in clinical laboratory animal medicine, maintains the highest levels animal welfare, manages programmatic functions such as clinical, biosecurity, creation and renewal of policy documents, veterinary supply  and client support. Ensures that the health and welfare of laboratory animals are maintained in compliance with local, state, federal and institutional guidelines, and regulations. Responsible for providing guidance and oversight of local Veterinary Technicians in the absence of the Clinical Veterinarian.

The following are responsibilities relate to the Sr. Veterinary Technician: Act as team leader for veterinary and/or training staff, including participating in onboarding of new employees, as well as ongoing mentorship. Monitor animal health and welfare while performing at minimum twice daily animal health and clinical observations. Work up animal health concerns per CRADL SOPs and BOPs. Perform regular clinical observations, review, and follow-up with veterinary team on open health cases. Provide timely triage and treatment to emergency cases. Electronic recordkeeping of clinical observation and treatment with necessary communications with veterinary staff and client researchers. Generate and submit internal and external health trending reports in the required formats and timeframes as assigned. Responsible for tissue sampling, routine animal manipulations (e.g., dosing) and administration of fluids or other treatments as required in the course of veterinary duties. Perform staff technical proficiency or researcher competency assessments as assigned. Job Qualifications The following are minimum qualifications related to the Sr. Veterinary Technician position:

Education:  Associate degree (A.A./A.S.) in animal or laboratory science, adult education, or related field. Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) preferred

Experience:  Minimum of three – four (3 - 4) years of veterinary experience or two (2) years directly related laboratory animal experience in a laboratory animal facility. Experience as team or work lead, preferred.

Certification/Licensure:  Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) certification from AALAS or an advanced certification required, examples include: CVT, LVT, RVT, Surgical Research Technician (SRT) or Surgical Research Specialist (SRS) from Academy of Surgical Research.

An equivalent combination of education, experience, and certifications may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

Other: Knowledge of veterinary SOPs to ensure that they are being properly followed ,  of hygienic principles and basic animal husbandry and veterinary principles. Knowledge of behavior and appearances of animals sufficient to notice deviations from normal .Self-directed and displays good judgment.  Strong organization skills and proven ability to prioritize multiple tasks/projects to meet department objectives and deadlines. Ability to effectively follow verbal and written instructions and exhibit interpersonal skills that are conducive to effective communication and that contribute to a congenial work environment. Maintain positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner with coworkers, research staff, and managers. Strong organization skills and attention to detail. Strong written and verbal English communication skills. Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

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, or 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 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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Nearest Major Market: Cambridge

Nearest Secondary Market: Boston

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Job posted: 2022-11-30