Antech Diagnostics

Laboratory Manager

ID 2021-4393


Antech Diagnostics, the largest exclusively commercial veterinary diagnostic laboratory in the nation, is in search of a Laboratory Manager working out of our Fountain Valley laboratory and reporting directly to the Regional Vice President, Operations.


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 the areas of chemistry, pathology, endocrinology, serology, hematology, and microbiology enhance veterinarians’ ability to detect, diagnose, evaluate and prevent disease and other conditions affecting animals.


Antech Diagnostics is looking for a strong leader to join our laboratory management team. An ideal candidate would have experience managing in a high volume reference, hospital or medical laboratory setting.  As a Laboratory Manager, you will oversee operations of one of our largest labs ensuring quality and client service expectations are met.  You will be responsible for achieving revenue/profitability goals and lead staff by effective coaching and development. You will also manage the development of the laboratory budget, operating policies and procedures.  

  • Manages staff, assigning work, establishing performance metrics, monitoring activities and evaluating performance.  Resolves escalated issues.  Administers employment actions, provides coaching and guidance to staff and promotes staff training and development. Manages laboratory budget, policies and procedures.
  • Leads work activities of the laboratory, planning and organizing work, providing for adequate staffing and resources and maintaining work on schedule so that ongoing customer satisfaction is maintained.
  • Communicates with other related departments to coordinate work and resolve issues as needed.
  • Leads maintenance of laboratory diagnostic equipment and other technical resources.  Coordinates with internal personnel, vendors and others as needed to resolve issues and maintain ongoing functionality.
  • Prepares reports, presentations and other information summarizing work activities.  Prepares various analyses as needed to highlight issues and resolve questions.  Prepares and delivers regular general management business reviews to summarize laboratory financial performance, turnaround times, instrument downtime, productivity, quality and other performance metrics.
  • Manages laboratory health and safety activities.  Administers safety program, reports injuries and accidents and ensure ongoing employee health and safety.
  • Leads/participates in process improvement activities to enhance laboratory operations, coordinating with related Company departments as needed.


  • 3-5 years of clinical laboratory management experience, with strong Hematology background.
  • Bachelors of Science degree
  • MT, MLT or CLS strongly preferred
  • Management skills/ability and supervisory experience required.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and direct work activities. Reasoning and analytical skills to resolve issues.
  • Communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Personal computer skills, including Microsoft Office.
  • Experience with laboratory operations, testing and services, including setting up, reading and releasing test results and troubleshooting equipment.
  • Extensive laboratory skills and experience.
  • Process/operational improvement skills and ability.


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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