Dr. Loren Nations is the owner of Veterinary Healthcare Associates and spends much of his time practicing internal medicine. When he graduated from Winter Haven High School in 1981, his dreams of becoming an influential veterinarian in a big city would follow many paths. After graduating from UF with his veterinary degree in 1991, he completed a medical and surgical internship at the Animal Medical Center in Manhattan, NY, considered the Johns Hopkins of veterinary medicine. Instead of remaining in New York City, he returned home to practice “big city” medicine with his mentor, Dr. John Maxwell.
Dr. Nations’ desire to help animals and commitment to practice at the highest level led to specialty board certification in canine and feline practice, one of only 425 ABVP diplomats in the country and 27 in the state. With this expertise, Veterinary Healthcare Associates has flourished into a seven-doctor, 24-hour emergency and critical care hospital, specialty referral center, and general practice. Dr. Nations has devoted his life to creating a center that will improve our pet’s lives for years to come.
The completion of a state-of-the-art, 10,000-square foot veterinary center is only the beginning of the medical advancements Dr. Nations hopes to bring to Central Florida. “My life revolves around my family and animals. They are one and the same, that is who I am and why I am so passionate about being a veterinarian.”