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.
Deidre Reid-Cover, DVM
Dr. Reid-Cover grew up in Brooklyn, New York and received her undergraduate degree from Penn State. She earned a Master's Degree in Public Health from the University of Liverpool and then worked as a health inspector before deciding to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian.
Dr. Reid-Cover attended Ross University and completed her clinical training at Purdue University's College of Veterinary Medicine. She is a proud graduate of the Class of 2016. She is equally proud to join the staff at Bergenfield Animal Clinic and is excited to meet each client and their wonderful pets. Her professional interests include preventive medicine as well as the challenge of managing the medical concerns of her patients throughout their various life stages. In addition to this, she has earned a Pet Health Certification for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), which helps pets travel both domestically and internationally with proper documentation.
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.