Antech Diagnostics

Senior Specimen Processor (Overnight)

ID 2021-4923


Antech Diagnostics, the largest exclusively commercial veterinary diagnostic laboratory in the nation, is in search of a Senior Specimen Processor working out of working out of our Fountain Valley, California Laboratory and reporting directly to the Specimen Processing Supervisor.  Provided a job offer is made and accepted, we are offering a one-time Signing Bonus of $1,000.00 [minus all applicable taxes]. 


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.


The Senior Specimen Processor research and resolve special submissions from clients.  Specimen Processors are responsible for processing the majority of samples that comes into the department. Specimen Processors are required to keep inventory of samples after testing has been completed by scanning them into storage racks. They will also be required to search the lab for any samples not scanned into storage racks.  May be cross-trained to perform basic Laboratory Technician or Lab Aide duties. May be responsible for various support activities, including maintaining supply inventory, record-keeping, cleaning, clerical tasks, supply shipping and receiving, mail distribution and other related duties.    

  • Receives and prepares samples for distribution to main laboratory.
  • Removes specimens from transport bags and splits as needed for multiple testing. 
  • Retrieves and prepares add-on's and rechecks.
  • Accurately process Avian/Exotic, manifest and problem specimens at a rate of 40 accessions per hour.
  • Accurately process standard requisitions per approved procedures at a rate of 65 accessions per hour, heartworm multi-test forms at a rate of 150 accessions per hour, fecal multi-test forms at a rate of 165 accessions per hour, and 2-D requisitions at a rate of 82 accessions per hour.
  • Records information about specimens.  Label and numbers slides, specimens and submittals.  Enters specimen data into database, scan tubes, process ZLOOK, and other post production duties as required.  Verifies accuracy of information.
  • Verify samples are in correct locations.
  • Complete Add Log/recheck specimens in a timely and thorough manner.
  • Assists Leads/Supervisors with training.
  • May be required to assist other lab personnel with specimen storage
  • Sort samples for distribution throughout the lab (X-rays, Coggins, cytology, etc.).
  • Ensure Turn Around Times (TAT's) are met.
  • Reads, understands and follows applicable Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's), including safety and quality procedures.  Maintains clean and organized work area.  Restocks supplies as needed.
  • Participates in improving lab efficiency, quality and cooperation.
  • May be responsible for various support activities, including maintaining supply inventory, record-keeping, shipping and receiving, cleaning and other related duties.  Checks inventory of supplies, stocks shelves and maintains order in stockroom.  Ensures documents are completed according to established SOPs and reflect current manufacturing processes and label claims.  May assemble equipment as needed.  Prepares and ships supplies, including processing related documentation.  Performs variety of administrative duties, such as answering and routing incoming calls, maintain temperature logs and other related activities.
  • Knowledge of medical and laboratory terminology and specimen processing procedures and equipment helpful. 


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required 2, 3 or 4 year degree in Science-related field preferred.
  • Typically 3+ Years of related experience.
  • Laboratory skills and experience helpful.
  • General science background, including hematology/chemistry helpful.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Organized with ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Positive, can-do attitude.
  • Strong data entry skills required (speed and accuracy).


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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