Nirvani Kean-Chong, DVMZ — Chief of Staff
Dr. 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.
Joe Khodari, VMD
Dr. Joe Khodari grew up in Los Angeles, California and currently resides in Englewood, New Jersey. He received an undergraduate degree from UCLA and received a VMD degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the Bergenfield Animal Clinic team, Dr. Khodari practiced in Los Angeles and New York City. His special interests include dentistry, surgery, and emergency medicine.
In his spare time, Dr. Khodari enjoys skiing, biking, and traveling.
Allen Appelstein, DVM — Retired
Dr. 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.