Founder and Owner Since 1987
Since his childhood, Dr. Jonathan Wald has been an animal lover. It was a passion that carried him through eight years of intensive study at the University of Florida and the opening of Central Broward Animal Hospital in Plantation in 1987. Since founding Central Broward Animal Hospital, Dr. Wald takes great pride in the fact that his practice has grown into one of Broward County’s most trusted and reputable animal care centers.
Even after all his years in practice, Dr. Wald’s pure joy and passion for animal care and veterinary medicine remains evident. He loves coming to work to spend time with the animals we care for – so much so that he will take time each day to just say hello to all the pets at the hospital. He also loves spending time with his staff and nurturing our family-like practice culture, which translates to warmer, friendlier and better coordinated service for our clients and patients.
Dr. Wald’s family also shares his passion for animals. His wife Melissa and daughters Lindsay and Danielle, when not at college, can often be found helping out at the hospital. Rounding out the Wald family are Shea and Chase, two Golden Retrievers that accompany Dr. Wald to work each day to eagerly greet hospital visitors. In addition, they adopted a retired racehorse named Varitek and have a turtle named Tortuga that they rescued from the backyard pool.
Dr. Wald received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Neurobiology from the University of Florida in 1980 and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. Originally from New York, South Florida’s tropical weather and friendly residents prompted Dr. Wald to relocate and open his own animal hospital here.
Outside the hospital, Dr. Wald enjoys running, biking, and spending time with his family and pets.