Antech Diagnostics

Director, IT Program Management

ID 2020-3905





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For more than 30 years, Antech Diagnostics has been the hallmark of the veterinary industry.  At the heart of Antech is our love for pets. Today Antech is driving the future of pet health as part of Mars Veterinary Health, a family-owned company focused on veterinary care.


Antech is comprised of a diverse team of individuals who are committed to each other’s growth and development. Our culture is centered on our guiding philosophy, The Five Principles: Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom.


We understand that the world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today, and that’s why we’re inspired to make A Better .World For Pets.


Antech Diagnostics, the largest exclusively commercial veterinary diagnostic laboratory in the nation, is in search of an Director, IT Program Management,  working out of our Fountain Valley office reporting directly to our SVP Technology Systems & Software.


As part of the VCA Family, which operates the largest network of freestanding, full-service animal hospitals in the nation, Antech Diagnostics delivers state of the art testing and consulting services to practicing veterinarians.  Our diagnostic spectrum of tests in areas of chemistry, pathology, endocrinology, serology, hematology, and microbiology enhance the veterinarians ability to detect, diagnose, evaluate and prevent disease and other conditions affecting animals.


Our IT Program Management Director will be responsible  for the direction and over-site of  the program management function of IT to ensure that IT programs and projects meet organizational goals and requirements.  Develops and implements program and project management processes and policies, colla and to borates with project management staff, and collaborates with company stakeholders to define, prioritize and develop project resources, project teams and track, and execute on all deliverables and Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s). This role will partner closely with the PMO Director for Antech to ensure alignment of priorities and resources as well as management of IT work-streams as part of the overall PMO initiatives.


Candidates should  have the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s preferred
  • 10 years’ experience in creating and leading collaborative teams 
  • At least 5 years’ project experience, in a role that requires involvement and understanding of change leadership and management
  • Experience project managing IT initiatives including the introduction of new processes to support these initiatives. Aware of industry and professional standards (e.g. six sigma)
  • Extensive experience in organization wide initiatives and change leadership
  •  Ability to multi-task – Manages multiple tasks at one time; quickly and accurately shifts attention among multiple tasks under distracting conditions without loss of accuracy or appearance of frustration
  • Analytical Thinking – Effective at acquiring an understanding of a problem or situation and developing an approach to interacting with the situation
  • Strategic Perspective – Needs to keep overall objective and strategies in mind, and not be deflected by matters not related to project success
  • Applying standards – Effective in the application of relevant industry and process standards to all tasks undertaken
  • Industry Developments – Must take initiative to ensure skills and specializations are kept up to date in line with industry developments and ensure that all relevant skill sets are current
  • Communication skills – Reads, writes and speaks fluent English, using appropriate grammar, style and vocabulary. Correctly, spells commonly used English words and job specific terms   Demonstrates exceptionally strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Organizational ability – Demonstrates a systematic approach in carrying out assignments. Is very orderly and excels at cutting through confusion and turning chaos into order 
  • Problem solving skills – Demonstrates a strong ability to identify, analyze and solve problems. Unusually decisive in handling difficult problems. Translates problems into practical solutions
  • Computer skills – Comfortably and confidently uses a computer and specialized software. Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, etc.
  • Management skills – Ability to manage associates effectively, setting goals and direction, and holding individuals accountable to meet job expectations. Ability to successfully supervise, coach and mentor others.
  • Extended and some overnight travel required




Antech Diagnostics provides sophisticated testing and consulting services used by veterinarians in the detection, diagnosis, evaluation, monitoring, treatment, and prevention of diseases and other conditions affecting animals. 


We are a rapidly growing, stable company with excellent advancement opportunity. Medical, dental and vision benefits, plus 401(k) plan and employee pet health benefits available, too! 


If you are passionate about animal healthcare, are motivated by making a difference we want to hear from you!



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