Job OverviewDo you want your next role to contribute to advancing both human and veterinary medical care? Join Covance and become part of a global veterinary team providing specialist clinical services at the cutting edge of research for the pharmaceutical industry today! Our dedication to animal welfare has been recognized by the National Centre for the 3Rs. Our focus is working to support the company regulatory work in fulfilling its obligations under the Animal (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (amended 2012). Our work involves cutting edge research, global collaboration, and making breakthroughs through direct contributions to the conduct of studies. We are looking for enthusiastic, innovative full-time clinical veterinarian to join our Animal Welfare and Veterinary Services Teams at either location: one in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire (with sites also in Eye, Suffolk and Shardlow, Derbyshire) and/or one in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. We are offering opportunity to integrate into the team and develop laboratory skills and knowledge. Harrogate is a classic town located just 40 minutes from Leeds and York. Enjoy the small town of Harrogate while being just a car or train ride away from the city life of London! Come work in the region made famous by James Herriot! The Huntingdon area offers a number of things to do, is surrounded by beautiful local villages set in picturesque countryside. It is located just 20 miles from the vibrant city of Cambridge and a short train ride into London.
Education/QualificationsYour experience: Membership/eligibility for membership in the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons required. Proven clinical experience necessary (e.g. from general practice), and experience in laboratory animal medicine or science field preferred (but full training will be given). Experience with GLP or further skills required for studies would be an advantage (e.g. ophthalmology, anaesthesia, surgery, behaviour, working with exotics, or auditing). Board certification or eligibility for board certification in the European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine encouraged but not required.
ExperienceYour motivation: You are a veterinary clinician possibly looking for a change in career. You want your next role to be part of a truly collaborative global team with ability to directly improve animal welfare. You enjoy working with a wide range of animal species, from domestic to exotic. You are looking for highly rewarding role with a good work/life balance (e.g. minimal on-call shared equally amongst a large vet team) Your career development: You will receive full training in regulatory frameworks we work under (e.g. A(SP)A and GLP). We provide support for you to gain relevant external qualifications needed for the role (Home Office personal licence and OV certificate). We give extensive training for study related procedures you will be required to perform including medical device surgery and ophthalmology in a range of species, from mice to monkeys. Your career progression is important to us, and this is supported by active management, mentoring programs and regular reviews. Further education is actively encouraged and financed (e.g. Certificate or European Diploma in Laboratory Animal Medicine) and funded CPD is provided.