Dr. Tony Nauta is an Area Medical Director for THRIVE Affordable Vet Care. Overseeing the Louisiana market, Dr. Nauta has been THRIVing since 2019.

“I love to mentor and work closely with doctors to develop their skills and grow…THRIVE puts its people first!” 

Name: Tony Nauta 

Title: Area Medical Director

Region: Louisiana

Start Date: January 2019

Veterinary School: Louisiana State University, 2012

Fun Facts:

  • I married my lovely wife in 2012, and we have 2 handsome little boys, Ellis and Anders.
  • Over the course of my career, I have worked in mixed animal practice, emergency, and small animal general practice.
  • In 2019, I started as an associate for THRIVE in Baton Rouge and transitioned to the Area Medical Director of Louisiana in 2020.
  • I enjoy fishing, spending time with family and friends, outdoor activities, and aviation.
  • Currently, I’m training to get a private pilot license.


When I applied for my position for THRIVE, I was looking for a work/life balance. The 35-hour work week seemed too good to be true! Guess what!? It is awesome! THRIVE puts its people first! I love to mentor and work closely with doctors to develop their skills and grow.

When did you know you wanted to become a veterinarian? 

I did not know what profession I wanted to pursue until college.  I worked my senior year of high school and freshman year of college in two veterinary hospitals.  What an experience to keep you on your toes! I loved the comradery and fast-paced environment of a veterinary clinic.  I love problem solving and providing care to our patients even though they don’t have a voice.  I was hooked!

Come grow with us and join Tony’s team today! Explore new opportunities at THRIVE.