Cindy Sanders, LVT
Head Veterinary Technician
Cindy was raised in Carroll County, Maryland and attended the University of Maryland, College Park. Go Terps! She graduated with a B.S. in Biology-Zoology in 2000. Deciding to advance in the veterinary medical field, Cindy went back to school and completed an A.A. in Veterinary Technology in 2007. After passing the state and national boards to become a registered technician (RVT), she joined the DVC family full-time. She became the head technician in 2012. Dupont Veterinary Clinic is proud to have someone of Cindy’s caliber leading, teaching, and training our nursing staff. Cindy’s hobbies include cheering on the Orioles, Ravens and Terps with her husband, and spending time with her lab mix “Tazz”, her orange kitty “Gus”, and her extended family and friends.
Erick is originally from El Salvador where he was a registered human nurse, laboratory technician and phlebotomist for 6 years. After moving to the United States, he began a career as a veterinary technician working in general practice and 24 hour emergency care. He has been with Dupont Veterinary Clinic for an amazing 15 years! He is highly valued as one of our most skilled and knowledgeable technicians. At home, he has an ocicat named Pequitas (little freckles) and a Maine Coon mix named Kirita. Erick takes pride in the fact that Kirita lets him floss her teeth every morning. His hobby, besides feline dental flossing, is working 7 days a week, but he also loves to dance (sometimes while he is working).
Lauren, a native of the DMV area, recently joined our team after working as the Shelter Medicine Coordinator at the Washington Animal Rescue League for four years. She graduated from The University of Maryland with a B.S. degree before starting her career in shelter medicine. Dupont Veterinary Clinic was extremely lucky to acquire Lauren’s services in 2016 after she decided to shift gears to private practice. Lauren played Division I softball at The University of Maryland and still enjoys playing, but these days at a much slower pace. In her spare time Lauren enjoys hiking and travelling. She is a self proclaimed “dog person”, but cannot resist a purring cat.
Victoria was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Prince Georges County Maryland. She found her passion for animals when she was just a little girl, helping her grandfather at the farm every day after school. Her experience growing up ignited and inspired her to pursue the field of animal science. Victoria graduated from the University of Maryland Eastern-Shore with a Bachelor of General Agriculture, with a focus on Animal Science Pre-Vet/Pre-Professional in May 2011. While pursuing her undergraduate degree she had the opportunity to work at Watkins Park Nature Center, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, and Belize Agricultural Health Authority. After graduating she immediately began working as an Animal Health Technician at Prince Georges Animal Facility in Upper Marlboro, MD. In 2012 she decided to further her education at North Carolina State University, obtaining a Master of Animal Science with a focus on Reproductive Physiology in 2016. During the pursuit of her graduate degree she was granted the opportunity to work at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute as an Endocrine Lab Technician for 6 months. She would later return to veterinary medicine as a technician while volunteering at the Smithsonian National Zoo as a keeper aide at Great Cats and the Small Mammal House. Victoria’s dream is to become a curator of endangered/threatened species and help facilitate breeding programs. When she’s not too busy saving animals and the world, she spends her free time going to early morning movies, dancing, and traveling with her husband.
Barbara has worked with and loved animals for her entire life! She grew up on a farm, then dedicated herself to helping the animals that needed it the most, working for shelters and rescue organizations. She then started working for veterinary hospitals and has now been a veterinary technician for over 17 years. In her spare time she serves on various non-profit boards, volunteers as a Master Naturalist, and is an urban farmer.