Job Opportunity – Medanex Veterinarian

medanex sAbout Medanex Clinic:

Medanex Clinic enables the development of novel and groundbreaking human medical devices & therapies, by offering in-vivo research on large animals to R&D companies and universities. Since 2001, we thrust our international clients in the fields of implantology, pharma and biotech by defining and co-executing pre-clinical studies. In addition, our team enjoys providing consultancy expertise and facilitating veterinary research in general.

To support the rapid and sustainable growth of our SME, Medanex is looking for excited veterinarians. Veterinarians at Medanex Clinic fulfill a special and challenging role. As they apply their excellent veterinary expertise to human devices and therapies, they go beyond traditional borders. They define new and existing animal study models in consultation with the client, and collaborate on the surgical execution in the clinic. Medanex Veterinarians are able to rely on a skilled team of study directors, biotechnicians and animal caretakers. In addition to their client-facing role, our Veterinarians ensure the highest standard of animal welfare by supervising daily activities at the housing facilities and by undertaking veterinary actions.

We seek:

A veterinarian who is eager to step into the blended world of animal research for human applications, willing to engage in a learning pathway; passionate to become a Medanex Veterinarian. Although experience can be a plus, we strongly encourage graduates to send in their candidacy as well.

Your responsibilities will be:

  • Collaborate with study director on study definition, such as selection and tuning of existing animal models, or defining new models in response to client’s study objective and deliverables. This includes animal selection, study design, anatomy study, (new) surgical approaches, recovery, etc. [pre-study phase]
  • Perform surgery together with clients, in collaboration with the Medanex team. Participate in veterinary aspects in preparation to these surgeries. [Clinic]
  • Supervise animal welfare and housing facility. [Facility]
  • Active participation in Test Facility Meetings
  • Share your knowledge and insights, participating in Q&A from colleagues & team about veterinary subjects
  • Optional: participation in research projects, possibly start your own PhD


  • You hold a Veterinary Degree, and preferably
    • are acknowledged with rabbit, sheep, goat, pig, llama, alpaca or any other large animal
    • have some (first) experience in anesthesia and surgery
    • hold a certificate in laboratory animal science (e.g. FELASA)
    • are familiar with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)
  • You are an analytical problem solver, acting decisively and taking ownership. You are collaborative and customer-oriented. Eager to learn.
  • You are communicatively skilled (or have the potential) to face clients and to interact with a diverse audience, including animal caretakers, biotechnicians, study directors and management.
  • You are proficient in English, and preferably also in spoken as well as written Dutch, French or German.

We offer:

  • A challenging and inspiring job opportunity, in Belgium (Diest), in daily contact with multinationals & start-ups, near the Leuven life science and bio-technology scene.
  • The fortuity to keep practicing hands-on animal procedures (incl. anesthesia and surgery), while participating in a company environment. With planned attendance and activities. Relying on an administrative backbone.
  • Opportunities for self-development, in a well-organized facility structure.
  • A strong and diverse work environment with the entrepreneurial can-do attitude of an SME, providing warm welcomes and support.
  • A clear onboarding process, followed by a thorough training pathway tuned to your needs.

Triggered? Apply Now!

  • Send your cv and a tailored letter to: Frederik Gelaude (Dit E-mail adres wordt beschermd tegen spambots. U moet JavaScript geactiveerd hebben om het te kunnen zien.)