We believe in nurturing your unlimited potential.

At VHA, we know our employees are capable of extraordinary things. With our unwavering support and the right tools, there's nothing you can't do. Our belief in your abilities and inherent value moves us to bring out the best in you at every turn, so you can deliver your best work to our patients and clients.


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Flourish in a culture of positive optimism

By upholding a culture of gratitude, compassion, and appreciation, we can inspire everyone to be their best self and make lasting, meaningful change in the veterinary industry.

We combine work and play, make your health and happiness our top priorities, and encourage you to aspire, give your all, sometimes fail, and always be genuine and honest.

We believe that people should always come before profits.

Help us take back the veterinary profession. With corporations buying up practices at an alarming rate, we're determined to restore the veterinary profession to one that is full of heart, humanity, and mutual respect.

We need a tribe of curious, fearless, forward-thinking people with a vested interest in the human-animal experience to help us change the trajectory of veterinary medicine.

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The VHA mission

Our mission is helping people and pets become healthy, happy, and healed. We aim to bridge the gap between human preventative care and animal preventative care for cohesive, whole-health medicine that helps our community thrive.

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How it all started…

VHA had a humble beginning more than 30 years ago as a one-doctor general medicine practice. Dr. John Maxwell presided over Maxwell Animal Clinic, providing general preventive care, dental care, and surgery. Over the years, the clinic continued to grow and advance, eventually becoming a 10-doctor animal hospital that also included an emergency care wing and a specialty referral practice.

Dr. Nations was mentored by Dr. Maxwell, and in time, he became the new owner of the practice, which he renamed Veterinary Healthcare Associates.

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…how it’s going

VHA is entering its next phase. We have a new, 20,000-square foot facility next door that will house our specialty referral and emergency services, along with a high-tech research center where we can explore new modalities and therapies and make an impact on veterinary care.

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We believe in being the best place to work

At VHA, we're dedicated to building an environment that ignites curiosity, discovery, and innovation among our team members. Most of all, we look out for your best interests and support you not just as an employee, but as a part of the family--because your health, happiness, and drive are what make VHA possible.

Our goal is to lead the nation in educating and mentoring the next generation of veterinary professionals.