veterinary healthcare associates expansion

Our Specialty Referral and Emergency Center Expansion is Now Open!

After years of planning and building, our Specialty Referral and Emergency Center is finally here and ready to serve the pets and people of Winter Haven. We are beyond excited to welcome patients and clients into this incredible space where we combine innovative technology, exceptional patient care, and outstanding customer service. VHA offers a veterinary experience like no other in the region and our new center will only build upon that experience.

What You’ll Find at Our New Center

The VHA Specialty Referral and Emergency Center is 20,000 square feet of leading-edge medical technology, unparalleled veterinary expertise, and comfortable accommodations to make everyone feel at home.

This one-of-a-kind facility has:

  • 15 examination rooms
  • A spacious, 8-table central emergency and treatment area
  • Critical care and intermediate care wards
  • Kitty ward for our feline friends
  • Surgical Center with 4 suites
  • Digital radiology suites
  • A large cancer center for our oncology team
  • Rehabilitation Center
  • Extensive treatment capabilities spanning a variety of specialties including cardiology, internal medicine, and advanced surgery
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber, MRI, CT, ultrasound, endoscopy
  • Our very own Dog Dayz Café, offering specialty coffees and nutritious snacks
  • A dedicated fitness center for our team members
  • Openseed meditation pods for relaxation

Technology You Won’t Find Elsewhere

Our Specialty Referral and Emergency Center houses many incredible pieces of veterinary technology you are unlikely to find at any other hospital. This includes:

  • Endoscopy
  • Dedicated radiology suites
  • Ultrasound
  • A dual hyperbaric oxygen suite
  • Canon Aquilion 64-slice CT Scanner
  • GE Signa 1.5 Tesla Excite MRI system

A Place for Clinical Research

At VHA, we are deeply dedicated to advancing veterinary medicine for pets and people and have invested many resources into building our very own clinical research laboratory. This laboratory will be used for identifying and developing inflammatory markets and metabolic therapies to treat chronic, degenerative, and autoimmune diseases in our patients. Clinicians will also be able to work on research projects and clinical trials at the world's first ever privately owned veterinary research laboratory coming soon.

Clinical research will be conducted in promoting nutritional strategies to treat disease conditions and optimize the lifespan and healthspan of the patient. Finally, through our metabolic oncology center, we aim to reduce the prevalence of cancer in pets by developing new protocols and non-toxic complementary therapies based on new paradigms of cancer metabolism, energetics, and cancer biology.