Build your career at VHA in Winter Haven, FL

Our rapidly growing campus is a place of health and healing for our patients and clients. But more importantly, it's a place where our tribe members can realize their full potential as professionals and as people. Veterinary Healthcare Associates has expanded with an additional, state-of-the-art facility where our emergency and specialty services can take center stage. We're actively recruiting passionate, talented individuals to join us here in beautiful Winter Haven, FL to help people, their pets and the planet become healthy, happy, and healed.

We’re out to change the world, and we’d love to have you on board.
- LOREN T. NATIONS, Owner, DVM, DABVP

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Why choose Winter Haven?

Described as a place “where the water meets the sun,” Winter Haven is a city that’s not too big and not too small, located just an hour away from both Tampa and Orlando.

This rapidly growing city (the region has seen a 16% population increase since 2010) offers flourishing industry, abundant options for work and play, and plenty of chances to enjoy the outdoors. With 50 lakes within its boundaries, including the Chain of Lakes, Winter Haven offers countless recreational opportunities like paddle-boarding, kayaking, water skiing, bass fishing, pontoon boat tours, and wake-boarding. Winter Haven is also known for its interactive theme park and resort, the LEGOLAND Florida Resort.

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Quality education is critical for families. According to Public School Review, Winter Haven has one of the highest concentrations of top-ranked public schools in the state of Florida. These include Frank E. Brigham Academy, Chain of Lakes Elementary School, and Jewett Middle Academy Magnet.

With its convenient location, natural beauty, and hometown feel, it’s no surprise that Winter Haven is a growing community. If you’re new to the area, we’d be happy to show you around, offer recommendations, and help  you feel more at home.

Want to learn a little more about the community of Winter Haven?

Where we work today

VHA currently features 3-in-1 facility housing general medicine, 24-hour emergency care, and specialty referral services. Our hospital is bursting at the seams with amazing people, incredible technology, and state-of-the-art treatment spaces. That’s why we added a new building to our campus to help us take VHA to the next level and build an enduring legacy.

Check out our Specialty Referral and Emergency Center below, and see what built for you and our talented veterinary professionals.

Welcome to Our Specialty Referral and Emergency Center!

VHA’s Specialty Referral and Emergency Center is an enormous 20,000-square foot facility offering specialty referral and emergency/critical care services, all provided by an incredible team of specialists and staff. The center houses innovative medical equipment and technology in a remarkable space where you can contribute to pioneering research and truly make an impact in the veterinary industry.

Some of the things you’ll find at our Specialty Referral and Emergency Center:

  • IDEXX laboratory equipment for extensive testing capabilities

  • Sports medicine center

  • Underwater treadmill for rehab and strength building

  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) with glass viewing for pet parents

  • MRI: 1.5 Tesla

  • CT scan

  • 24/7 ER and staffed ICU

  • ICU visitation room

  • Intermediate care ward - peace space for our patient's to experience optimal healing

  • Rehabilitation center

  • 4 specialty surgery suites

  • Oncology suite

  • Nuclear medicine room

  • Ultrasound

  • Dental radiology

  • Kitty ward

  • Chromotherapy in our wards using color and light to promote relaxation, better sleep patterns, and overall well-being for pets

  • Endoscopy

  • Inventory center and CUBEX pharmacy system for automating inventory tracking and reordering

  • IDEXX laboratory equipment for extensive testing capabilities

  • Sports medicine center

  • Underwater treadmill for rehab and strength building

  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) with glass viewing for pet parents

  • MRI: 1.5 Tesla

  • CT scan

  • 24/7 ER and staffed ICU

  • ICU visitation room

  • Intermediate care ward - peace space for our patient's to experience optimal healing

  • Rehabilitation center

  • 4 specialty surgery suites

  • Oncology suite

  • Nuclear medicine room

  • Ultrasound

  • Dental radiology

  • Kitty ward

  • Chromotherapy in our wards using color and light to promote relaxation, better sleep patterns, and overall well-being for pets

  • Endoscopy

  • Inventory center and CUBEX pharmacy system for automating inventory tracking and reordering

Features to help you build a healthy, balanced life

We want to help you become the best version of yourself and achieve a healthy balance between work and play. Wellness, mindfulness, and nutrition--we believe all of these are essential to your happiness at VHA, and beyond.

  • We have an OpenSeed meditation pod that provides team members with a peaceful, isolated space to relax, recharge, and refocus.

  • If you need temporary housing, we’re happy to offer accommodations on campus to ease your transition into VHA and the Winter Haven community. We currently have 2 houses and 3 condos, with plans to purchase more properties in the near future.

  • We offer a spacious, members-only dog park where you and your dog can enjoy the outdoors safely.

  • The Dog Dayz Cafe offers nutritious, high-quality snacks and beverages to team members and clients. All profits will go to veterinary research and animal adoption.

  • Our Specialty Referral and Emergency Center includes a fully-equipped fitness center to help you focus on your physical health.

  • We have an OpenSeed meditation pod that provides team members with a peaceful, isolated space to relax, recharge, and refocus.

  • If you need temporary housing, we’re happy to offer accommodations on campus to ease your transition into VHA and the Winter Haven community. We currently have 2 houses and 3 condos, with plans to purchase more properties in the near future.

  • We offer a spacious, members-only dog park where you and your dog can enjoy the outdoors safely.

  • The Dog Dayz Cafe offers nutritious, high-quality snacks and beverages to team members and clients. All profits will go to veterinary research and animal adoption.

  • Our Specialty Referral and Emergency Center includes a fully-equipped fitness center to help you focus on your physical health.

Coming soon: Our research center

Dr. Nations has a vested interest in understanding cancer, the aging process, and other aspects of veterinary medicine, and aims to answer some of the industry’s most pressing questions. But he’s not doing this alone--his interest in extending lifespans and healthspans in pets and people inspired his decision to build a research center here on campus. This center will be a place where medical visionaries can explore and develop new protocols for improving animal and human health for the long term. We’ll be completely self-funded, and we’re extremely excited about the opportunities for groundbreaking research and discovery this facility will offer.