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.
Kim is a native of Washington, DC and graduated from Howard University with a B.S. in Biology. Her love for animals started at a young age when she got in trouble for secretly feeding D.C.’s alley cats with her aunt’s tuna macaroni salad! She has worked at Dupont Veterinary Clinic for three years and is an extremely valued member of the nursing staff. Kimberly has recently been accepted to the elite Veterinary Technology Program at Northern Virginia Community College where she will gain more experience in comprehensive animal care to better serve the clientele of Dupont Veterinary Clinic. In her free time she enjoys shopping, golfing, visiting family, telling jokes and dressing up her rescued Min Pin Mix “Georgey Porgey”.
Chris is originally from Colorado and grew up in the midwest. He started working as a veterinary technician in 1996 at a cat hospital in Miami Beach, FL. As he fulfilled his dreams to travel he worked at multiple veterinary hospitals in the U.S. including hospitals in Miami, FL, Santa Cruz and San Rafael, CA and Washington, D.C. He worked for several years as an emergency floor technician and surgery/dental technician at Friendship Hospital for Animals and several years as an emergency floor technician at the Pet Emergency and Specialty Center of Marin. In his free time Chris plays his guitar, fixes computers, and enjoys playing with his daughter, Rosemarie Adele, and his two cats, Kit Kat and Monkey.