Central Florida's 24-hour Emergency Care and Specialty Referral Center

VHA Cares

Helping Paramedic Students

Each summer, Veterinary Healthcare Associates serves as a clinical lab site for Polk State College Paramedic students to practice intubation techniques. It is extremely important that graduates of a Paramedic training program are capable of providing advanced life-saving measures to patients in emergency situations. One of the most critical skills that a Paramedic must possess is the ability to intubate, or pass a tube into a patient’s trachea (windpipe.) Unfortunately, sometimes Paramedics respond to situations where small children or infants are in serious condition.

Support Fund

When advanced care is needed, help is there.  

Dr. Nations has created and actively supports a fund designed to care for special cases brought to his attention. Although we can’t afford to care for every destitute pet brought to our attention, with the help of VHA Cares we can help some. Our doctors provide high-quality care for these less fortunate animals at no charge, but there are still expenses for treatments and for healthcare supplies.  

Communication

Clear communication is the foundation of our success. We are in a partnership with our clients, referring veterinarians and ourselves. Open communication is king. We listen, we ask questions, we explain, we educate, and we make sure there is understanding. We may use many forms of communication from verbal, written, or email to internet and social media, but the message that must always be heard is that we understand, and we care.

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