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.
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.
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.
…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.