Loren Nations DVM, DABVP, is the founder and CEO of Veterinary Healthcare Associates and AscendVets, a combined group of six small animal veterinary practices encompassing all aspects of companion animal wellness, 24/7 emergency and critical care and referral specialty practice in central Florida. After completing his degree in Microbiology and Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida and a medical and surgical internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York, he has been in clinical practice where he now practices Internal Medicine, Oncology and Cardiology.
Dr. Nations’ path has led him on a mission to “put a dent in cancer for both people and pets” and he integrates functional medicine and a metabolic therapeutic approach for both disease and wellness. His journey and collaboration with many human healers has given him a broad exposure to experts in integrative oncology, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, ketogenic diets through KetoPet Sanctuary, herbal compounds, metabolic drugs, IV infusions, mistletoe therapy and nutrition. Dr. Nations’ passion and vision to develop a Metabolic Health Institute for animals is coming soon as he recently opened the doors to his new 20,000 sq. ft. Referral Specialty and Emergency Center in June of 2023.