Dr. Vargas Resume

Mitsie Vargas, D.V.M, C.V.A, FAAVA
615 Overlook Drive, Winter Haven, FL 33884 | (863) 324-6964 | drmitsie@gmail.com
Professional Summary
Established Orchid Springs Animal Hospital in 1996 and have been practicing high quality medicine and surgery for small animals and exotics ever since. I have developed the ability to communicate with clients, gain their trust and establish long lasting relationships in order to pursue the best medical management for my patients. I have successfully incorporated Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine within my AAHA accredited practice and enjoy a great professional reputation in my community. I teach Acupuncture at Chi Institute Florida and Chi Institute Costa Rica. I served as a TCVM consultant for Disney Animal Kingdom.

To aid in improving quality of life and health of animals by providing TCVM Acupuncture, herbal, food therapy and massage services in a consultant capacity.


Master degree TCVM |class 2017| CHI INSTITUTE

CVCH | 2016 | CHI INSTITUTE.                             CVTP| 2015| CHI INSTITUTE

CVFT | 2009-2010 | CHI INSTITUTE
CVA | 2009-2010 | CHI INSTITUTE
Pre-Veterinary program | 1987-1990 | UNIVERSITY of Puerto Rico , recinto de Mayagüez

Veterinary Associations
Member of AVMA since 1994
Member of FVMA
Member of Ridge Veterinary Medical Society ( president 2008-2009)
Accredited Member of AAHA
Member of Veterinary News Network
Accredited Member of American Society of Veterinary Journalists
Professional Accolades

Fellow of the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture 2017

America’s Favorite Veterinarian 2015

Speaker at World Congress of Veterinary Acupuncture 2016-2017

Speaker at AAVA conference 2017

Certified TCVM Practitioner 2016
Bright-House Networks Regional Business Award Finalist 2013
Chamber of Commerce of Winter Haven- Industry Award 2013
Speaker at AVMA’s Diversity Symposium 2011
AVMA’s Spokesperson for Hispanic Market Educational Campaign 2005-2014
FVMA Gold Star Award 2008 & 2010
Purina Nestle Pet Care Award 2009
Bay News 9 Everyday Hero Award 2007
Bay News 9 Medical Hero of the Year Award 2008
Humane Society of Polk County Excellence in Service Award 2000
Girls Inc. “ She knows where she is going” Award 2004

Community Involvement
Active Member of Junior League of Greater Winter Haven ( board member 2008-2009)
Board member and past Treasurer of Humane Society of Polk County
Supporter of Women’s Resource Center
Monthly pet care column in the Lakeland Ledger