Joe Covino, DVM
Originally from Connecticut, Dr. Covino relocated to Naples, Florida, with his family in 1985. After graduating from St. John Neumann High School, he attended Iona College in New York State, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Pre-Professional Biology. Dr. Covino earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. As part of his studies, Dr. Covino was the lead researcher in a retrospective study on canine acute infected pancreatitis justifying the use of antibiotics in acute pancreatitis in canine patients. He chose to compete to obtain post-doctoral training through a national internship program. He matched with Oradell Animal Hospital, a 36,000 square foot, multi-specialty, 24-hour referral and general practice in Paramus, New Jersey. It was at Oradell that Dr. Covino gained vast experience in a 13-month rotating medicine and surgery program. His direct guidance and communication with specialists in internal medicine, surgery, radiology, emergency and critical care, behavior, neurology, cardiology and nutrition helped hone his skills. Daily rounds ensured that all cases, not just Dr. Covino’s, were discussed and shared. After completing his internship, Dr. Covino relocated to Florida and has been practicing in the Naples area where he remained as an associate for more than 5 years. The experience that Dr. Covino gained triggered both the knowledge and competence to design and open a state-of-the-art hospital, Animal Wellness Center of Bonita.
Besides the attraction to animals, he was very intrigued by medicine, surgery, and dentistry. Seeing the joy that animals bring their owners provides him with the desire to partner with his clients to provide exceptional care to strengthen the owner-pet bond and improve their quality and quantity of life.
Dr. Covino has always been attracted to animals. In high school, he met his mentor and as he learned more about breeds, animal behaviors, and observing the enthusiasm in which my mentor approached medical and surgical cases, I was hooked.
Dr. Covino’s passion is wellness care and oral health of his patients. He is a member for the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry (formerly the American Veterinary Dental Society) and received additional training in dentistry and oral surgery through dental-specific veterinary conferences, hands-on web-labs as well as working alongside a veterinary dental specialist for ~1 year. In addition, Dr. Covino is a member of the American Veterinary Medicinal Association (AVMA), Florida Veterinary Medicinal Association (FVMA) and Collier County Veterinary Society.
Dr. Covino lives in Naples with his wife and two children. Dr. Covino enjoys spending time with his family playing games, basketball with his son, tea-time with his daughter, bike riding as well as being a “weekend woodworker.”
Jonathan Greenfield, DVM, MS
Dr. Greenfield is a graduate of the University of Illinois where he earned his degree in Neurophysiology and Veterinary Medicine. Post-graduation, he started his career in New York, where he bought a practice and worked until moving to Florida in 2007. Dubbed our in house celebrity, he was the host and writer for the News 12 Long Island, “The Family Pet”, a weekly series about pets. After moving to Florida, Dr. Greenfield tried retirement for a few months only to realize he wasn’t cut out for that lifestyle. He started working relief at different hospitals around Southwest Florida until officially joining the AWCB team in January 2020. In his spare time, Dr. Greenfield enjoys spending time with his wife, scuba diving, and rowing.
Suzanne Brough, DVM
Dr. Brough is a New Orleans native who graduated from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. She has practiced in San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Boston, and Connecticut before finally settling down in Naples. She finds the veterinary career an extremely rewarding and challenging career. Nothing is more satisfying than seeing a sick or injured patient recover. Dr. Brough’s veterinary interests include geriatric care, client education, and surgery. She is a member of the FVMA and the AVMA.
Her family consists of her husband and daughter. They have three dogs (Jesse, Drew, and Brady), a guinea pig (Bob), and a rescue horse (Chloe). She enjoys horseback riding, learning to play tennis, and spending time with family.
Kylie was born and raised in Naples, just south of Bonita. She has been in the Veterinary field since 2013, working in general practice, emergency medicine as well as specialty. She has always had a love of animals even at a young age, and she knew this field would be something she would enjoy. Kylie’s favorite thing about working with animals is the bond we get to share with not only the animals but the people we come in contact with.
She knew she was in the right profession the first time she got to help save an animal after they had been hit by a car. The adrenaline of knowing what you do makes a difference and being able to save someone’s family member is the best feeling.
Kylie has 3 amazing kids, Victoria, Adaylnn, and Jaxon and 3 crazy pups, Wyatt, Nala, and Moose.
Jordyn has lived in Florida her whole life. She has always had a passion for animals, something she inherited from her parents. She enrolled in the Veterinary Assistant Program at her High School and was lucky enough to be offered a position at an animal hospital at 19 years old. She knew minimal when she started and learned everything she knew through experiencing it and hands-on training. Her favorite thing about animals is the pure joy and happiness that they express. Their ability to bring those same emotions to everyone that they come into contact with. They cannot speak, so it brings her pride and satisfaction that she can be a part of helping so many animals every day.
Jordyn knew she was in the right profession after she started learning and advancing. She has been in the same profession for 9 years now and every day she learns something new and exciting. No two days are ever the same. Once she saw what she could offer the world, the patients, and the clients then she knew that this was the right occupation for her. The happiness associated with being part of saving an animal’s life, discussing and implementing prevention/wellness, and executing diagnostics brings is indescribable. All the things that she has been able to learn are incredible. It’s amazing that she has learned so many traits from a career. There is also a connection that she feels with the animals. Everyone has always said how well she bonds with animals and they are able to put their trust in her.
In her spare time, she enjoys time at the beach with her fiance. They are also really into cooking, BBQ mostly. Spending time with family is also very important to her. But, during football season, they love watching as many games as possible.
Angela’s passion for animals started at a young age growing up on a farm Eulfa, Alabama. She has worked in the veterinary field since 1993 working her way up through general practice, specialty medicine, and emergency medicine. With 26 years of experience, she is a true asset to the AWCB team. Outside of work Angela enjoys showing springer spaniels in confirmation, grooming, dog training, and of course hanging out with the love of her life, Joy….her prized springer spaniel.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Beverly is originally from Ohio and resided in Arizona for 25 years before moving to Florida in 2019 to be closer to the ocean. She began working in Veterinary Medicine with an interest in animal health and client relations. She immediately knew this was the right career for her. Beverly’s career consists of working in multi-specialty practices working side by side with boarded oncologists and dentists. She has multiple years of direct instruction with a boarded anesthesiologist. Her specialty is critical care.
Her family consists of 3 children and 1 cat. Outside of work, Beverly can be found at the beach or enjoying time at home around a fire pit.
CSR & Veterinary Assistant
Tahny, as she is referred to in the clinic, started at the practice in June 2019. She is originally from Aruba and graduated from Veterinary Technician school. She moved to Aruba from Naples when she was 11. Tahny loves animals and helping them in times of need. She knew she was in the right profession when going to work didn’t feel like going to work.
Tahny has a daughter and a dog. She enjoys spending time fishing and going to the beach. She also does photography as a hobby.