National Pet Week
Dr. Mitsie Vargas..................................
Jon Patch chats with Dr. Mitsie Vargas, owner and founding veterinarian of Orchid Springs Animal Hospital about National Pet Week. National Pet Week® is May 4-10, 2014. Always the first full week in May, National Pet Week® is dedicated to celebrating the more than 200 million pets that enrich our lives each and every day. National Pet Week® was created in 1981 by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Auxiliary to the AVMA to honor the many important roles pets have in our lives and to promote responsible pet ownership.
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Dr. Mitsie Vargas, DVM, CVA
Dr. Mitsie Vargas is the owner and founding veterinarian of Orchid Springs Animal Hospital, and it was her vision that led us to become the hospital that we are today. Dr. Vargas earned her veterinary degree from Tuskegee University in 1994 and in 1996, she established our hospital here in Winter Haven, FL. Her vision for the hospital has remained the same since day one. She wants Orchid Springs Animal Hospital to be a “one-stop” pet health care center, providing comfort to our patients and convenience to our clients.
Dr. Vargas loves incorporating Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine into her care through a variety of mediums. She has earned the following certifications in Eastern treatment:· Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist
Her interest in holistic medicine and the integration of acupuncture stemmed naturally from her desire for animal healing and comfort.
Dr. Vargas loves the community of Winter Haven and she is involved in a number of local organizations, including: