Richard Cohen, MBA, CVPM
Certified Practice Manager
Richard has been working in veterinary medicine for over 17 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 14 years he has served as practice manager of Dupont, Union and Palisades Veterinary Clinics. Richard lives with his wife Nicki, a veterinarian, daughter Alexis, son Russell and have 3 cats, Toby, Hershey and Rocket.
Front Desk Manager
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 incredible 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.
Shannon joined the client care team in February 2019. She has been working in the pet care industry for the last 8 years and has definitely found a passion for working with our four-legged friends. Born in D.C. and raised in Maryland, She recently moved back to the area from Baltimore, where she attended Morgan State University as a biology major. Shannon is a proud owner of the coolest turtle in the tank Buddy and the wonderfully crazy cat Twixx. Her hobbies include reading A LOT, being sure to stay up to date with current events, playing with Twixx everyday, taking trips to new places and trying new things! Shannon always has a joke up her sleeve and is always ready to jump in and lend a hand to anyone. Her quick problem solving and customer service skills are definitely being put on stage everyday here at Dupont Veterinary Clinic but she loves every minute of it!
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.