Dr. Jonathan S. Block, DVM CVA CCRT
Veterinarian and Owner - West Delray Veterinary
After eight years in a leading New York City veterinary practice, Dr. Jonathan S. Block, a Fort Lauderdale native, returns to southeast Florida to open West Delray Veterinary. In addition to providing the highest standards of medicine and surgery, Dr. Block practices an integrative approach to veterinary medicine, including wellness care, acupuncture, nutritional supplements, hydrotherapy, and comprehensive rehabilitation.
Equally crucial to Dr. Block’s therapeutic approach, he is passionate about the unique relationship between pets and those who care for them. As previous co-owner and medical director of New York’s distinguished Water4Dogs - Canine Rehabilitation Center, he has cultivated highly-regarded expertise in enhancing the quality of life for special needs dogs, including disabled and elderly pets, as well as those recovering from trauma or experiencing chronic illness.
“While I love all of my patients, there’s something special about helping the special needs, senior and geriatric populations that really moves me. As veterinarians, there is so much we can do by just taking some extra time and consideration to tailor our treatments for patients in their respective life stage. This is particularly true for our special needs and gentle senior pets”
Dr. Block received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. He received Acupuncture Certification at The Chi Institute in Ocala, Florida in 2012 and Canine Rehabilitation Certification from The Canine Rehabilitation Institute in Coral Springs, Florida in 2014. He continues to pursue ongoing training from both institutes in these areas.
“When I decided to make the academic and professional commitment to pursue Veterinary Medicine, the realization that I could spend every day of my life making a positive impact on the lives of animals and people became my underlying driving force. Today, I feel honored and privileged to be a part of such a unique and fulfilling profession. I am deeply committed to continuously expanding my skills in both conventional and alternative medicine so I can offer the highest quality of care to my patients and clients ”
After launching his career in emergency medicine and general practice at Knowles Animal Hospital in Miami, Florida, Dr. Block relocated to New York City where he practiced general medicine, surgery, and integrative therapies at The Worth Street Veterinary Center, a premier provider of veterinary services to the Tribeca, Soho, and Financial District communities. Water4Dogs - Canine Rehabilitation Center, which he acquired in a partnership in 2013, became one of the most recognized veterinary rehabilitation facilities in the country. With its state-of-the-art underwater treadmills, custom-designed hydrotherapy pool, and multi-functional agility course, Water4Dogs, under Dr. Block’s medical direction, developed into the most comprehensive stand-alone veterinary rehabilitation practice throughout the Greater New York City area. It is referred to by leading veterinarians, veterinary surgeons, critical care centers, and animal rescue organizations in the region.
Outside of the office, Dr. Block enjoys running, biking, hiking, yoga, live music, art, but most of all, spending time with his wife Jill, two-year-old daughter Violet, and their furry family members.