Animal Surgery RVT

  • Full Time
  • Laval, Quebec
  • To be discussed CAD / Hour

Website Charles River Laboratories

Pharmaceutical & Preclinical Research

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

As an Animal Surgery RVT for our Veterinary Care team in Laval, you will be responsible for the well-being of our laboratory animals. Your contribution will ensure the health of our animals, as well as the integrity of our pre-clinical studies.


In this role, primary responsibilities include:

  • Prepare and perform surgical procedures in accordance with the requirements of the studies
  • Perform complex study specific surgeries in a wide variety of animal species
  • Perform training, coaching, and signing off on activities for more junior staff prior to being assigned on a study
  • Work with managers to delegate projects, technical work, and administrative duties as appropriate
  • Provide leadership and counsel for the surgery team

Key Elements

We are looking for the following minimum qualifications for this role:

  • College Diploma from an accredited Veterinary Technician program
  • At least 5 years’ experience in animal surgery
  • Experience in surgery with small and large animals
  • Able to work physically (lift up to 20 kg, walk, stand, stoop, etc.

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

Role Specific Information: 

  • Location: Laval / Free parking / Near the subway Montmorency
  • Premiums: Weekend (2.75$//hrs), Holidays (double time), Overtime (time and half)
  • Schedule: Monday to Friday daytime. Depending on the needs, you will have to do overtime and weekend rotation
  • Permanent position as of the hiring, full-time 37.5hrs per week

Why Charles River ? 

  • Competitive benefits as of the hiring. We pay up to 85% of premiums (health & dental coverage)
  • Paid development training
  • Employee and family assistance program
  • Access to a doctor and various health professionals (telemedicine)
  • Vacation & Personal day policy
  • Many social activities

If you are interested in contributing to the well-being of our communities, not only across the country but around the world, please join us, THIS IS YOUR MOMENT!

Tagged as: animal health, animal surgery

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