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. Jessica Dreyfuss
Founder

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 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.

Dr. Kristie McLaughlin

Dr. Kristie McLaughlin’s passion for animals began as a child growing up on her grandparent’s farm in Jamaica. She graduated from Florida Atlantic University with her Bachelors in Biology. She completed her clinical rotation at the University of Florida and received her veterinary degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. She is trained in veterinary acupuncture at the prestigious Chi Institute.

She worked as a Supervisory Relief Public Health Veterinarian in the United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service in Nebraska and an Import/Export Veterinary Medical Officer for the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service in New York. She then moved back to Florida and worked at Banfield as a small animal Associate Veterinarian before working at Healing Paws.

Dr. McLaughlin is currently pursuing her Masters in Public Health with a concentration in Infection Control and enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her Sun Conure, Mango.

Dr. Kristie McLaughlin’s passion for animals began as a child growing up on her grandparent’s farm in Jamaica. She graduated from Florida Atlantic University with her Bachelors in Biology. She completed her clinical rotation at the University of Florida and received her veterinary degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. She is trained in veterinary acupuncture at the prestigious Chi Institute.