Welcome to Healing Paws Center Holistic Vet Care in Fort Lauderdale!

Healing Paws offers unique care — we call it holistic vet care — for pet owners seeking veterinarians who specialize in pet acupuncture, rehabilitation/physical therapy, nutrition, herbal medicine, and holistic therapies.

Our goal at this pet therapy and rehabilitation center is to take a whole body approach to your pet’s health. We treat small animals with appropriate, effective, and state-of-the-art therapies to help your pet achieve optimum wellness. Dr. Jessie, our Fort Lauderdale holistic veterinarian specialist, treats pet pain, organ diseases, arthritis, post-surgical healing, and much more to help you achieve a great quality of life for your pet – our goal is to add more life to their years and more years to their life. 

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Our Holistic Vet Care Staff

Our doctors have pursued extensive post-doctoral specialty training in pet acupuncture, rehabilitation/physical therapy, nutrition, herbal remedies, and holistic medicine. Unlike most veterinary offices, we do NOT offer the routine veterinary services or surgery. We work together with your current veterinarian to complement your pet’s current treatment plan with holistic alternative pet therapies.

We advocate that the BEST health care plan for your pet is balanced integrative treatment.   By utilizing multi-modal approaches to treating a disease, we are able to achieve more effective treatments and improved medical outcomes.

Dr. Diana Gersten

Dr. Diana Gersten has a passion for holistic veterinary medicine.  She graduated with honors from Cornell University, and the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.  She is a  Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist through the Chi Institute, and holds Certificates in Advanced Veterinary Acupuncture, and Veterinary Dentistry, as well as Veterinary Herbal Therapy.  She is also trained in Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (VOM)/ chiropractics, high dose IV Vitamin C therapy, laser therapy, and essential oils.

She has experience in both traditional western and alternative care. In her free-time, Dr. G enjoys trying out new restaurants, exploring the area and spending time with her dog Marty, family and friends. She is excited to be joining Healing Paws Center in offering acupuncture, physical therapy/ canine rehabilitation, chiropractics (VOM) for pets, and more for your furry children!

Dr. Jessica Dreyfuss

Dr. Jessica Dreyfuss (Dr. Jessie) has had a passion for helping animals since she was very young. She graduated with honors from Duke University with a Bachelor of Science and received her Veterinary Degree with honors from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, which ranks #3 in the nation for veterinary schools.

She pursued a Specialty Rotating Internship at Coral Springs Animal Hospital. Her professional passion for integrative veterinary medicine blends conventional and natural complementary therapies.

Dr. Jessie is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist through the Chi Institute, and a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute. She is a teaching instructor at the prestigious Chi Institute at University of Florida Veterinary School.

She served as a member of the 2020 Nominating Committee for the AHVMA (American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association).  Additionally, her 2019 article on “4 Integrative Approaches to Pain” made the cover of Innovative Veterinary Care Journal.  She has also performed online expert interviews with companies such as Assisi Animal Health.  She has served as Chief Veterinary Advisor for Adaptive Health.

She is also the founder of the Holistic Veterinary Institute which offer online holistic veterinary medicine courses.

She is also Certified in Food Therapy, and in the use of a therapeutic Class IIIB laser. She is an active member of AAVA (American Association of Veterinary Acupuncture), AARV (American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians), and AHVMA (American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association).

Dr. Jessie Dreyfuss, DVM is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist through the Chi Institute, and a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute.