5138 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, DC 20016
| Mon – Thurs: 7:30am – 7:00pm
| Fri: 7:30am – 6:00pm | Sat: 9:00am – 3:00pm
| Sun: 9:00am – 12:00pm | 202-363-1316
| info@palisadesvetclinic.com

Our Staff


Richard Cohen, MBA, CVPM
Certified Practice Manager

Richard has been working in veterinary medicine since 2001. 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 Dupont Veterinary Clinics. Richard lives with his wife Nicki, a veterinarian, daughter Alexis, son Russell and their 3 cats, BB, Toby, Hershey.

Victoria M.
Client Services Manager

Victoria came to be part of the Palisades family 2010. She’s been working in the veterinary field for over 15 years in many different areas. She’s had the pleasure of working with a few different species of exotics like spiders, fish, snakes, and birds. She has experience with nutrition, acupuncture, and holistic medicine. In her free time, she enjoys taking care of her family which includes two children and husband. She also enjoys watching sports, listening to music, and movies.

Lauren D.
Front Desk Manager

Lauren began working with animals at age 17 in a pet store. She quickly transitioned into working in the Veterinary field and found her calling. After a break, she has been back in the field as a Veterinary receptionist since 2008. She has been part of the PVC team since October 2017. Growing up she had cats, gerbils, guinea pigs, fish and a chameleon. Currently she has a maltese bichon mix named Louie, a hedgehog named Rosie, and a guppy- named Guppy.

Taiysha W. – Tech Manager

Tai is a native Washingtonian from the N.E. area. She went to school at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and received her B.S. in Animal Science. She has been a vet tech since 2003 and has worked at Palisades since 2014. She is the pet mom to an adorable huge Cane Corso named Barack. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and listening to 90s R&B music.


7:30am - 7:00pm
7:30am - 7:00pm
7:30am - 7:00pm
7:30am - 7:00pm
7:30am - 6:00pm
9:00am - 3:00pm


Palisades Vet Clinic is a full-service small animal veterinary hospital. The facility includes a fully-stocked pharmacy, surgery suite, in-house x-ray, a closely monitored hospitalization area, and boarding for cats, with an outdoor yard for walking hospitalized dogs. We provide a broad spectrum of diagnostic procedures through in-house testing and the use of external laboratories.


5138 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, DC 20016