Kate Iovino, VMD
Dr. Katie Iovino was 8 years old when an injured cardinal helped her realize her true calling. While helping care for the injured bird, she realized she wanted to join a profession in which she could help those that could not speak for themselves. Growing up on Long Island, she was surrounded by animals of all sizes and species including fish, hermit crabs, mice, parakeets and her childhood black lab. Dr. Iovino completed her undergraduate work at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY majoring in Biomedical Sciences. She then graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Before coming to work at Terry Animal Hospital, she previously worked in Hauppauge, Westbury and Oyster Bay.
Dr. Iovino has a strong passion for the Human-Animal Bond and Animal Behavior which was sparked after completing a training internship at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead. She made it a priority to study as much about behavior as possible throughout veterinary school and was involved in teaching dog training classes and dog and cat clicker training labs at Penn Vet. She continued her education in Behavior after vet school by completing a mentorship with a Behaviorist and is also a Fear Free Level 3 Certified veterinarian. Dr. Iovino is a strong proponent of positive reinforcement training, an idea which she hopes to share with her clients. Her goal is to educate pet owners while making appointments as stress free as possible for her patients.
Dr. Iovino is a proud pet parent to her cats, Tucker and Sawyer, and her dog, Finn. Tucker was the last of his litter left un-adopted at the shelter because he is a black cat that does not have a tail and Sawyer was adopted from Beth and Howard Stern and even has his own Instagram account! Finn was rescued from a research lab. In her spare time she enjoys yoga, pilates, biking, and spending time with her fiance, Shaun. Dr. Iovino has an identical twin, so if you ever say "hi" to her outside of the hospital and she looks confused, don't worry - it's probably just her twin.