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Mitsie Vargas

Last updated: 12/10/2017
Mitsie Vargas, Orchid Springs Animal Hospital
Professional Information
Orchid Springs Animal Hospital
615 Overlook Drive
Winter Haven
33884  United States
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863 324-6964 (Phone)
863 326-6377 (Fax)
  Small Animal
615 Overlook Drive
Winter Haven
33884  United States
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Additional Information
Tuskegee 1994
Social/Volunteer Organizations
Active member of the Junior league of Greater Winter Haven for over 12 years.
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Dr Vargas received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Tuskegee University in 1994. In 1996 she established her AAHA accredited Orchid Springs Animal Hospital in Winter Haven, FL.

In 2009 she completed her certification in Reconnective energy healing and started her studies at Chi Institute, eventually garnering certifications in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Food therapy and Tui Na Massage. Currently she is enrolled in the TCVM Master's degree course. She is also a certified veterinary journalist. She has published hundreds of articles including her ongoing Lakeland Ledger Pet care column, Woman to Woman magazine pet articles and blogging at community. Her love of writing is manifested in her book Alt-Vet: the revolutionary pet care and longevity solution.

Dr. Vargas has served as an AVMA Spokesperson for the Hispanic market and has recorded several PSA's for their website. Dr Vargas has also served as a TCVM consultant for Disney Animal kingdom. She has been a Lecturer and laboratory Instructor for the Acupuncture programs at Chi Institutes in Florida and Costa Rica.

Dr Vargas has earned many awards including Purina National Pet Care Award, Bay News 9 Everyday and Medical Hero Awards, Winter Haven Chamber Business Award, Brighthouse Regional Business Award, Girls Inc "She knows where she is going award" and twice the FVMA Gold award. She was named America's Favorite Veterinarian 2015 by the American Veterinary medical foundation.

She has multiple TV appearances on local channels and loves public speaking. Her notable speaker appearances include the AVMA convention, TCVM Annual Conference, AAVA Conference and being the keynote speaker at the CbVMA.

In her free time she loves reading, traveling and spending time with her family which includes; two daughters, a husband, and a menagerie of pets.