Helping to Improve Children's Social, Physical and Emotional Health Through the Human-Animal Bond

About Our Founder

Dr. Stephanie Jones

Pets and foster youth. In Ft. Lauderdale, when you hear these words spoken together with amazement you know that people are talking about Dr. Stephanie Jones. A partner at the Animal Hospital of Ft. Lauderdale (AHOFL), Dr. Jones has delivered outstanding veterinary care for over 20 years specializing in reproductive medicine and soft tissue surgery. Her passion for surgery, innovative medicine, and optimal patient care makes AHOFL one of the few hospitals in South Florida offering stem cell therapy. Dr. Jones also serves as President of the Broward County Veterinary Medical Association. Her platform promotes the welfare of animals, community involvement, and continuing education and self-care for veterinarians.

Dr. Jones has worked to advance an understanding of the human-animal bond and its role in society by establishing Pets Help the Heart Heal, Inc. This non-profit is dedicated to using the human animal bond to improve the social, physical, and emotional health of underserved and foster youth by promoting veterinary medicine, animal industry career exploration, and healing from trauma through events and activities.

Dr. Jones is a mentor to teens, conducts career day presentations, and provides a shadow program for high school students. The Board and volunteers of the organization believe that her love for animals and her career inspires today’s youth to reach for their dreams. Throughout our community, Dr. Stephanie Jones is bringing hope and healing to youth and animals.

Pets Help The Heart Heal’s mission is to improve the physical, social, and emotional health of youth through the human-animal bond. JOIN US
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