VCA Central Park Animal Hospital

Dr. Jodi Harkavy, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine


Dr. Jodi Harkavy was originally born in Niles, Illinois but moved to South Florida at a young age. She attended the University of Florida and obtained a Bachelor's degree in Animal Sciences. She then graduated from Ross University Veterinary School with Honors in 1991. Dr. Harkavy is happily married with two girls at home. She also has her four-legged family members: "Blaze" a Golden Retriever with a sweet disposition, "Missy" a loving Bichon adopted recently, and "Jumper", the cat at home that keeps them both in check! 

"One of my favorite mottos is 'If you love your career, then you never have to work a day in your life'. Working in the field of Veterinary Medicine has given me the opportunity to help pets through their illnesses, educate clients in preventative health care, and work with amazing staff. Over the past 20 years, Veterinary Medicine has changed in so many ways. Although medicine changes, and continues to advance at a rapid pace, one thing never changes... being receptive to the needs of our clients and their loving companions."


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.