Faithful Companions Animal Clinic

Faithful Companions Animal Clinic was founded in 1999. We are a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Pembroke Pines, FL. The professional and courteous staff at Faithful Companions Animal Clinic seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care, dental care and Animal Chiropractic Care for their highly-valued patients.


We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Faithful Companions Animal Clinic strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Pembroke Pines and surrounding areas.

Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Faithful Companions Animal Clinic can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.

  • Monday 8am - 7pm
  • Tuesday 8am - 5pm
  • Wednesday 8am - 7pm
  • Thursday 8am - 5pm
  • Friday 8am - 7pm
  • Saturday 8am - 3pm
  • Appointments are Required
  • Dr. Balko examining a dog

    Amy J. Balko, DVM

    Veterinarian / Owner
    Dr. Amy J. Balko grew up in Champaign, IL where she completed her undergraduate degree in 1986 at the University of Illinois. She has resided in Florida since 1987, and earned her DVM degree at the University of Florida in 1992. Following graduation, she completed an internship at Hollywood Animal Hospital. She then worked as a small animal veterinarian at South Federal Animal Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale for 6 years. Dr. Balko opened Faithful Companions Animal Clinic in Early 2000, where she enjoys caring for her patients in her home community. She lives in Pembroke Pines with her husband, and a Great Dane named Diesel. In her spare time she enjoys vegetable gardening, reading, fishing and watersports with her family.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1992
    Education:
    University of Florida
    Interests:
    reading, fishing, water sports with her family
  • Dr. Judy Koscielniak

    Veterinarian
    Dr. Judy Koscielniak graduated from Michigan State University in 1988 completing her undergraduate degrees in microbiology and medical technology. Originally from Michigan she relocated to the Tidewater area of Virginia and practiced small animal and emergency medicine for several years. Later she and her family moved to South Florida in 1998. Here at Faithful Companions Animal Clinic Dr. Koscielniak continues her interests in preventive medicine, ophthalmology and soft tissue surgery. She keeps busy with her two wonderful daughters, two dogs, a bird and a busy husband. In her spare time she enjoys reading, butterfly gardening and spending time with friends.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1988
    Education:
    Michigan State University
    Interests:
    spending time with her children, reading, butterfly gardening
  • Veterinary Technicians

    Diana Johnson 
    Elizabeth Ybarra
    Sanice Ramet

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    Office Manager

    Linda Fortier
  • Receptionists

    Stacey Lee
    Tannia Ledo
  • Kennel Staff

    Jennifer Markowitz