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Nirvani Kean-Chong, DVMZDr. Nirvani Kean-Chong, our Chief of Staff, graduated from Universidad Agraria del Ecuador, where she earned a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine & Zootechnics (DVMZ). After completing the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) program to practice in the United States, Dr. Kean-Chong joined Bergenfield Animal Clinic in 2012.

Her areas of interest are veterinary dentistry, general medicine and surgery, however she really enjoys her dental procedures! She also frequently attends continuing education classes to expand on her knowledge in order to provide the best possible care for our patients.

Allen Applestein, DVMDr. Allen Appelstein, founder of Bergenfield Animal Clinic, retired in December 2016. He graduated from veterinary school in Italy and had been practicing since 1979. His area of interest was internal medicine.

Dr. Appelstein always went above and beyond the call of duty for all of our patients, making sure to also provide excellent client education, so that our furry visitors could stay in tip top shape for their families.

He is now enjoying golfing, traveling, wine tasting and, most of all, spending time with his family.