Build your career at VHA in Winter Haven, FL

At VHA, we're not just practicing veterinary medicine; we're moving the dial of it for passionate individuals looking to make a true impact. Imagine being part of the first-ever privately owned veterinary metabolic health research laboratory. We're looking for changemakers—people eager to contribute to our community, our clients, and the world of veterinary science. Join us here in beautiful Winter Haven, FL to help people, their pets and the planet become healthy, happy, and healed.

In Central Florida's coolest county - Polk County

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Polk County is Florida’s most flourishing county and holds the title of America’s fastest growing county. Imagine a place where your love for adventure and a cozy hometown feel coexist with the energetic pulse of city life. Perfectly positioned between Tampa and Orlando, we’re the perfect escape from the hustle without sacrificing the excitement—think theme parks, beaches, and metropolitan buzz, just a short drive away in both directions. For the Disney lovers, sports enthusiasts, foodies, coffee connoisseurs, brewery tasters, outdoor adventurers, paddleboarders, fishers — after all, we're proud to be known as the water ski capital of the world with our 50+ lakes!



Our legacy began over 30 years ago and yours can begin today. But first, hear a little more about VHA.

At a glance:

  • Brand-new 20,000 sq ft Specialty Referral and 24/7 ER center

  • Team-first environment—balancing passion with wellbeing, ensuring our cups (and hearts) are always full

  • First ever Veterinary Metabolic Health Research Laboratory coming soon

  • On-site healthy and nutritious Dog Dayz Café

  • Team-exclusive Fitness Center

  • OpenSeed Meditation Pod

  • Complete in-house laboratory

  • 1.5Tesla MRI (GE Signa)

  • 64-slice CT (Canon Aquilion)

  • Digital radiology suites

  • Oncology Center

  • Surgical Center with 4 suites

  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber, Ultrasound, Endoscopy

  • Develop and lead your department as if it were your own enterprise—because here, it is (Hello autonomy and empowerment)

See and Do In Polk County...

... And Beyond

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Why choose Winter Haven?

  • A community perfect for families: top rated schools, every sport imaginable, plus over 13 miles of nature trails, plenty of bike paths, parks and lakes.
  • Singles or families: Disney, Universal, Busch Gardens, and all other major attractions are a short drive away to Tampa or Orlando. Let’s not forget concerts, museums, sports events, or lively nightlife, too!
  • For the kids (or the kid at heart): Peppa Pig Theme Park and LEGOLAND are just 10 mins from the practice.
  • Lakeside dining—pets included—or evenings spent savoring the local craft at our taprooms and breweries.
  • Living comfortably with an affordable cost of living, where your dreams of a waterfront home become reality as you unwind with a glass in hand, capturing a cotton candy sky Florida sunset.
  • For the coffee aficionados, the world’s best beans, freshly roasted by our very own Haven Coffee Roasters, crowned 1st place at The Golden Bean Coffee Roasting Competition World Series.

Boating, enjoying lake life, reveling in the night scene, cherishing family time, rooting for your favorite team, or lounging on the beach, Winter Haven is the place to call HOME. Here, you can create the lifestyle and legacy you've always envisioned in a place that feels like it was made just for you.

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In the heart of Winter Haven, our 30-year legacy flourishes alongside a supportive community, offering a lifestyle that’s as rich and vibrant outside the office as it is inside.

We’ve cultivated a culture that dares to be different, one that truly understands the human-animal bond and places it at the center of our mission. We are more than healers; we are innovators determined to extend healthspan, lifespan, and pave the way for the next generation of veterinary professionals.

Ignite the passion that’s driven you from the start, expanding your career, enhancing your lifestyle, and building a lasting legacy.

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