Meet Our Team

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.

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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

Relief Veterinarian

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

Part-Time Associate

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.