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Build your career and change the world with us.

AscendVets is a locally-grown organization focused on helping people achieve their personal and professional goals in veterinary medicine. We work hard, play hard, and thrive on challenges that push us to be our best. When you join AscendVets, you develop essential skills, hone your abilities, and help drive the industry forward with a diverse and ambitious team. Explore our veterinary jobs and start your ascent!

We fearlessly challenge industry norms to provide world-class medical care and client service at our practices.

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There is such a strong camaraderie within the AscendVets team. I would notice the smiles, the genuineness with clients, and the overall love of helping our patients. I have grown so much with the help of AscendVets and I know that others can too!

-Rissa, Veterinary Technician

AscendVets is built on a rock-solid foundation of core values that drive our culture of empowerment and leadership. Through our commitment to these values, we aim to lead the veterinary industry and change the world, one practice at a time.

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Meet our founders:

AscendVets was founded by experienced visionaries who are fully invested in your practice’s future.

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Dr. Loren Nations

Dr. Loren Nations is the owner of Veterinary Healthcare Associates and spends much of his time practicing internal medicine. He graduated from Winter Haven High School in 1981, and graduated from UF with his veterinary degree in 1991. His 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.


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Jim Nash

Jim started his leadership career a long way from veterinary medicine. He served as a Warrant Officer and Aviator during Desert Storm where he flew OH-58 Scout helicopters in an armored cavalry squadron. Jim believes that being a good leader is about being a great team member first. He also feels that the loyalty, dedication, and commitment that he learned in the military are the fundamental transferable skills that lead to success.

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Why AscendVets?

We are not a corporate consolidator, enforcing top-down rules of conformity and dictating how people run their practices. Our goal is to guide leaders in the making to grow their practices to the best of their ability, while also nurturing the uniquely local aspects of their practices.

Benefits for our team members

We believe that only in caring for our team members can we also ensure the highest level of care for pets and people. This means supporting you as a professional and as an individual.

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance

  • Long-term disability insurance

  • 401K with 4% match from employer

  • Paid holidays and holiday incentive pay

  • Continuing education and development opportunities, including fully-paid CVT Scholarship

  • A one-of-a-kind apprenticeship program

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Professional development to help you thrive

AscendVets offers intensive development programs to help team members grow into their best, most capable selves. We focus on leadership development, team training, and improvement in the overall work environment to drive success.

Our fully-paid CVT Scholarship Program gives participants the ability to pursue their professional goals, add to their skill set, and obtain credentials while still maintaining a healthy work-life balance. LEARN MORE

Our 12-month, competency-based apprenticeship program provides you with the opportunity to build your skills, crush the CVA exam and become a Certified Veterinary Assistant. LEARN MORE

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