Support for continuing education
We’re major proponents of continuing education. All of our team members have full access to the AtDove and Animal Care Technologies (4ACT) online learning systems. For team members who are certified, we offer a yearly CE stipend so they can take additional online CE courses or attend in-person veterinary conferences that are relevant to their position. We also offer different CE stipends based on different types of certifications (CVA, CVT, VTS, etc.).
VHA also pays 100% of each semester’s tuition for scholarship recipients and provides an hourly salary that increases based on performance. Our CE and scholarship programs give participants the ability to work at their own pace, collaborate with each other, and have plenty of time to focus on their personal lives, too. Wherever you happen to be in your career, we’re happy to open more doors for you.
Resources to enhance your health and physical fitness
VHAFit is an initiative to put our team members’ needs first. Currently, we provide fully paid memberships to Just Move Athletic Club (with 4 locations across Polk County). Our new building will have its own fitness center, so you won’t have to leave the VHA campus to go work out.
We hold monthly fitness events and have even established a VHA softball team. Additionally, we’ve participated in 5K road races, nature walks, the Titan13 Mud Run, and the Orlando Color Run. VHA covers the cost for any team member looking to get involved, and that includes their significant others and kids.
Our mission is to help people and pets become healthy, happy, and healed, and that starts with our own people. You can’t pour from an empty cup.
- CARRIE-ANN LUKAS-BRADY Human Resources Generalist
Battling burnout and compassion fatigue
At VHA, we want you to love your job, your fellow team members, and the environment in which you work. We provide you with the tools and resources you need to relax and re-energize, so you can live your best life.
Veterinary medicine is a challenging industry, rife with burnout, compassion fatigue, depression, and pressure brought on by heavy case loads. We want to change this and make veterinary medicine the nurturing, compassion-driven industry it should be. Your well-being matters just as much as the well-being of our clients and patients, and you deserve to have the time you need to take care of yourself and your family.
We can make this possible with:
Flexible work schedules
Shift differential for overnight/weekend shifts
Company-paid life insuranceand long-term disability benefits
Our new, cutting-edge facility
VHA 2.0 will mark a new chapter for our practice, with the construction of a 20,000-square foot emergency and specialty center that will house incredible technology, a research center for specialists who want to move the needle, a gym, café, meditation pods, and much more. This one-of-a-kind building gives the VHA tribe a place that’s not just for working, but for exploring new treatments and technologies, supporting the needs of our teams, patients, and clients, and bending the arc of veterinary medicine.
Investing in your ability to change the world
We’re building an incredible new research center to conduct paradigm-shifting research into nutrition, metabolic health, and more to improve the lifespans and healthspans of pets and people. We don’t have all the answers, but we’re excited to offer a place for visionaries to work with us and tackle some of the biggest issues in veterinary medicine. We are building this research center to build a better future. And if you want to change the world, perform groundbreaking research, and give pets and people better lives, then this is for you.
Offering you the freedom to question, explore, and make waves
As a member of our tribe, you’re free to question systems, propose changes, and make things better. Do you want patients to feel more comfortable while they’re waiting for treatment? Have ideas for improving communication with pet parents? You have our attention. You’re always a part of our solutions, and our continued success.
What’s different at VHA is our focus and our passion for our mission. We’re doing something completely different from any other practice on the planet. We’re changing the world, one patient and one client at a time.
- LOREN T. NATIONS, Owner, DVM, DABVP