Richard Cohen, MBA, CVPM
Certified Practice Manager
Richard has been working in veterinary medicine for over 12 years. Originally from Long Island, NY, Richard moved to Washington, DC in 1997 to attend American University. After graduation, Richard worked at Friendship Hospital for Animals from 2001-2005 in various positions including Front Desk and Inventory Manager. In 2005 he took a management position with the Boy Scouts of America, in their Bethesda office. Over the past 8 years he has managed and consulted with various veterinary hospitals in the DC area including Union and Palisades Veterinary Clinics. Richard lives with his wife Nicki, a veterinarian, daughter Alexis, son Russell and their 15 year old cat BB.
Assistant Hospital Manager
Melina joined our Client Care team in July, 2016. She was born and raised in the Chicagoland area, and spent several years in central Pennsylvania before moving to DC with her partner in 2016. She attended DePaul University and earned a B.A. in Secondary Education with a concentration in Social Science. Melina’s deep love of animals brought her to Dupont Vet Clinic, where she has a front row seat at the pet parade that marches through our lobby daily. In her free time, she enjoys reading, learning about local history, sewing, and making up songs about her cat and Miniature Schnauzer.
Social Media Coordinator
Tanika joined the Client Care team at Dupont Veterinary Clinic in 2015 after working two years in the customer service field. A native of DC, she attended Norfolk State University as a Biology Major and now resides in DC with her growing family, her boyfriend Devon and their ADORABLE son Kahn. Tanika brightens any room with her upbeat personality, smile, and sense of humor. Her incredibile work ethic, medical knowledge, organizational skills, and flawless customer service make her one of our most valued Customer Care team members. In her spare time Tanika loves to read, binge watch Criminal Minds and shower her son with kisses. She has always loved animals, her favorites being snakes, Guinea pigs and French Bulldogs.
James joined the Dupont Veterinary crew in 2015. He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas then moved to Indianapolis, Indiana where he spent most of his childhood. After graduating from Indiana University he moved to Northern Virginia to work on an 18th century living history farm. His love of caring for livestock is what led him to work at Dupont Veterinary Clinic. Outside of work he enjoys researching the American Civil War, playing music, hiking and camping, and supporting his favorite fútbol clubs.