Antech Selects TCG for Head of People and Organization Search

REMOTE – Antech, one of the largest networks of clinical laboratories in the United States, has selected The Christopher Group to lead their Vice President of People and Organization search. Managing Director, Nat Schiffer and Managing Partner, Jeff Wilbanks are leading the critical executive search.

“Antech has a very ambitious agenda ahead of it which includes both business line expansion (new products) and global expansion into Europe,” said Nat Schiffer. “While Antech was formally part of VCA Animal Hospitals it is now a division of Mars Veterinary Health and this role will be highly autonomous within that framework and require the new HR leader to possess many of the skills required by a start-up/closely held company.  This role will stretch the leader in talent acquisition and management, organizational development and transformation, and the change management skills required to support the same.”

Reporting to Antech’s President and as a member of the Antech Leadership Team, this person will have responsibility for leading the people and organization activities across the company. The role will provide leadership, vision, and strategic planning for people and organization functions and initiatives. The role will be responsible for all areas in Human Resources:  Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Total Rewards (compensation and benefits), Strategic Business Partnering, Employee Relations, Labor Relations, Engagement, Culture, and Operational Effectiveness.

Antech is undergoing an exciting transformation, building on its entrepreneurial history, while developing critical building blocks of future capabilities. The P&O VP has a unique opportunity to lead the journey of transforming the P&O function in Antech and shape the future of veterinary diagnostics care as part of the Antech leadership team, leveraging the broader Mars Veterinary Health Ecosystem as well as the fast-paced, growth strengths of Antech.  This person must be able to work both operationally and strategically, quickly identify what’s needed, define pragmatic solutions and mobilize teams to make it happen.

To learn more about this opportunity and/or The Christopher Group please contact Jeff Wilbanks at

About Antech

At the heart of Antech is our love for pets. Combining innovative technologies backed by scientific rigor with data-driven insights and consultative moments, we help veterinarians and their teams improve the health and well-being of the pets we love. Our commitment to customers spans more than 30 years and celebrates their dedication to setting new standards in pet care quality, which we support through innovative diagnostic, imaging, education, and support services.

Antech was founded in 1986 as Veterinary Centers of America and in 1987 it was acquired by VCA.  It has evolved over the years thanks to key acquisitions and an innate understanding of the needs of veterinarians and their teams.   Since 2017, Antech is driving the future of pet health as part of Mars Veterinary Health, a family-owned company focused on veterinary care. Antech is a very valuable and growing business with 67 reference laboratories in US and Canada, serving 34,000 veterinarians.

About The Christopher Group

Through its award-winning, customized HR solutions, The Christopher Group (TCG) delivers critical human capital solutions in the area of executive HR search, interim HR leaders, and HR consulting. Since 1998, TCG has served clients across all industries, locations, company sizes, and verticals. Staffed by former HR professionals and highly trained search practitioners who have sat in the job, TCG has been named one of the Fastest-Growing and Best Non-Profit and Diversity Executive Recruiting Firms by Hunt Scanlon as well as Forbes’ 2019, 2020, & 2021 list of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms.