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Clinical Veterinarian

Company: Charles River
Location: Spencerville
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

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 SummaryBASIC SUMMARY:Responsible for providing professional veterinary services and managing all phases of health care forthe animal colony. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:--- Manage health care for the animal colony.--- Perform veterinary rounds as scheduled, and provide clinical care and preventive medicinesupport.--- Perform surgical support and provide anesthesia, surgical and analgesic technicalexpertise/advice to facilitate protocol development.--- Develop and deliver training for staff. Training may include veterinary diagnostics, techniquesand minor surgical procedures.--- Provide animal health care guidance for veterinary services personnel as required.--- Ensure that internal and external applications, reports and other materials are prepared andsubmitted as required.--- May participate in the response to internal/external inspections and quality assurance audits ofveterinary or animal welfare type content.--- Provide support for activities of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC),including protocol review, program review and facility inspections. May serve on the IACUCcommittee.--- Perform consultation and collaboration with Study Directors regarding animal care, health,welfare and treatment. May also consult on the planning, conducting and reporting of studies.--- May assist in sentinel animal monitoring and other monitoring programs.--- Write, review and update veterinary care and/or necropsy SOP's as required.--- Perform literature searches relating to veterinary subject matters.--- Ensure facility is in compliance with all applicable regulations, guidelines and standards thatrelate to animal care and use (E.g. USDA, FDA, AAALAC).--- Make recommendations and assist in establishing and enhancing veterinary and animal carestandards.--- May use controlled substances and be responsible for maintaining appropriate records.--- May develop new or innovative surgical techniques or other procedural improvementsappropriate to research studies.--- May assist in management of the activities of assigned section, including supervisingemployees, scheduling, personnel actions (hiring, promotions, raises), discipline, personneldevelopment and performance monitoring.--- Perform special projects and assist with administrative efforts as needed.--- Perform all other related duties as assigned.Job Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS:--- 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 combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.--- 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 300 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.

Keywords: Charles River, Fort Wayne , Clinical Veterinarian, Healthcare , Spencerville, Indiana

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