Who We Are
The Pet Professionals
Orchid Springs Animal Hospital was established in 1996 by Dr. Mitsie Vargas, a graduate of Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in Alabama. After practicing in an exclusively feline practice in Coral Gables, Florida, she decided to venture out on her own and move to Winter Haven, Florida. She began her clinic by renovating a small space that was once a local restaurant. As time went by, O.S.A.H.’s popularity within the community soon outgrew its one-doctor space. Eventually, plans fell in place to build a new facility that would better accommodate Dr. Vargas’ patients, clients and staff.
By 2002, Dr. Vargas moved Orchid Springs Animal Hospital to a five thousand square foot, free-standing building across the street on Overlook Drive. The facility included a bone-shaped pool that was used for exercise, rehabilitation therapy and entertainment. In 2008, she further remodeled the original building to make room for a larger treatment area and added the luxury boarding rooms around the pool known as “The World Suites”.
Orchid Springs Animal Hospital continues to grow and expand. Dr. Vargas and her team are so grateful to you—our clients and our patients—for your continued trust in our care. We are thrilled be your trusted partner in your pet’s lifelong care and we look forward to many more years of working with your family and your four-legged companions.