Dr Mitsie Vargas established Orchid Springs Animal Hospital in Florida, USA, in 1996 and has been practicing high quality medicine and surgery for small animals and exotics ever since. She developed the ability to communicate with clients, gain their trust and establish long lasting relationships in order to pursue the best medical management for her patients. Dr Vargas teaches acupuncture, served as a TCVM consultant for Disney’s Animal Kingdom and is a Certified Veterinary Journalist and author of scientific and motivational articles. Dr. Vargas has lectured at the World TCVM Congress (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019), AAVA Conference (2017,2020), AVMA (2011), and the CbVMA (2017). Her primary objective is to improve the quality of life and health of animals by providing TCVM Acupuncture, herbal, food therapy and massage services in a consultant capacity. Dr Vargas has received numerous awards including Florida’s Veterinarian of the Year 2018 by FVMA, Fellow of the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture 2017, America’s Favorite Veterinarian 2015, Purina National Pet Care Award, Bay News 9 Medical Hero Award and the Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce Business Award.