Central Florida's 24-hour Emergency Care and Specialty Referral Center

About Us

Welcome to Veterinary Healthcare Associates!  We are dedicated to caring for your pet in every way to ensure a long, healthy, happy lifespan.

Opened over thirty years ago as Maxwell Animal Clinic, VHA grew from a one doctor general practice to our current ten doctor general, referral, and emergency facility which has a reputation in Winter Haven and Central Florida for high quality pet care. We use the latest in animal healthcare research, the most advanced veterinary technology and most importantly the very best healthcare team in the South to provide for your cherished friend. Whether you need an annual exam and vaccines, or whether you are treating a medical condition or accidental injury, we provide the latest in veterinary technology, a caring attitude and plenty of human determination to provide the utmost in pet care. 

Healthcare Team 

Our team of ten talented veterinarians work tirelessly with our veterinary nursing staff and our client care specialists to make sure that you and your pet benefit from our advanced training, cutting edge technology and dedication to the health and happiness of your pet. 

Healing, Caring, and Sharing 

You can trust VHA to be there for you for preventative care, emergency treatment, or to manage an ongoing condition. We provide years of experience and committment to excellence in general healthcare, preventative medicine, early diagnostics, advanced surgical procedures, oncology, physical rehabilitation, animal behaviorism, and a host of other services to enhance the life of your pet. We provide educational material to answer your questions about pet healthcare. All of our doctors and nurses are eager to share their knowledge and their passion for high quality pet care with you. We encourage you to explore our website, meet our staff and learn about all the ways that Veterinary Healthcare Associates is there for you and for your pet, then schedule an appointment to come meet our staff in person, tour the clinic and learn for yourself how to make your pet’s world a better place to be.


At VHA we are not only a team but a family. Our team is built on a fundamental trust that each of us is here for the right reasons. We understand that each team member is equally valuable, and we help others whenever needed. Strong teamwork leads to greater efficiency and productivity, resulting in a lean, mean, veterinary machine. By the way, our team always has fun! Through collaboration, mutual respect and open communication, our team creates an exceptional veterinary experience one client at a time. Teamwork makes the dream work.

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