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. Danielle Barberini

Dr. Danielle Barberini graduated from Methodist University of Sao Paulo – School of Veterinary Medicine (Brazil). She did a 2 year residency in Large Animal Clinics. Then she got her Master’s degree with regenerative medicine (stem cells). During that period she started as a volunteer at the Acupuncture  and Pain Relief Center at Sao Paulo State University and her love for the integrative care started!

She got her PhD researching stem cells and neurology and was also a researcher at University of California-Davis (Regenerative Medicine Lab). She has specialization in Acupuncture, Neurology and Homeopathy, and is Certified in Ozone therapy, Food therapy, and Regenerative medicine. She has also been the coordinator and professor for the Homeopathy, Acupuncture and Neurology specialization courses in Brazil.

She has completed the requirements of the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates and is very excited to start providing pain relief,  quality of life and integrative care to all-age patients!

On her free time she enjoys outdoor activities, spending time with her dog, watching movies and dancing (as a good Brazilian!).

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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 offers 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.