Meet The Staff at Center City Veterinary Hospital
Rebecca Cohen feels incredibly lucky to work at, and co-own, Center City Veterinary Hospital. What was once her husband’s dream has slowly become her third child as she slowly took on more responsibility at the practice. Currently, as “mother” of the practice, she fawns over the pets that enter the hospital and works hard, though part time, to take care of the organization, finance and people who work and venture into the CCVH community.
Before managing the hospital, Rebecca taught high school English in Michigan, taught as an Assistant Instructor at Indiana University while earning her dual PhD in Education and American Studies, and worked as an Assistant Professor at a small liberal arts college.
When the practice opened in late 2010, Rebecca had left academia and was mom to her and Dr. Cohen’s spirited and adorable one year old, Adina. She was also three months pregnant with what would be her sweet and funny son, Benjamin. “The Rog” and Jakes round out the rest of the Cohen household quite literally as they are both rather ... overweight. Three and a half years later, her family and the Philadelphia community gives Rebecca the spirit, hope, and perspective that keeps her a grounded (though usually frenzied) mom, wife, and hospital manager.
Dana has been a part of the Philadelphia animal community since 2006. She started her career in her hometown, in New Jersey, at a holistic practice in 2000 and through hard work, study, and dedication, worked her way up to manage a veterinary clinic in north Philly. Here at CCVH since 2012, Dana is our associate manager and surgical technician. Since CCVH is paperless, she is also our resident computer programmer, graphic designer, and master of all things technical expert. Applying her love of medicine to the care and comfort of our animal companions is what drives her. She’s thrilled to be at CCVH where that is fostered every day. A nerd at heart, Dana enjoys reading, research, documentaries, hiking, and spending time at home with her husband, her sweet ham of a dog, Frankie and her two cats, Violette and Shosh.
Lauren is a lifelong resident of the Philadelphia area, and has over ten years of experience in the veterinary field. She started as a veterinary assistant in a large surgical referral practice where she learned that attention to detail is the key to providing optimal quality patient care. Lauren quickly advanced her career through hard work and dedication to become a skilled veterinary technician. She especially enjoys surgery and anesthesia, where her talent and knowledge are used to ensure the health and care of our CCVH patients. Lauren treats each and every patient as if it were her own pet, always putting herself in the owner’s shoes. She continuously strives to provide the highest quality patient care possible. Lauren is a true animal lover, sharing her household with three Great Danes named Ridley, Rummy and Lyla, a red eared slider turtle named Turdy, and an independent but gorgeous red tabby cat named Maple.
Client Services Lead
Catherine grew up in Southern New Jersey and moved to Philadelphia 5 years ago to receive her undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies and Political Science from Drexel University. She has had animals her entire life including five dogs simultaneously, cats, birds, pocket pets, and frogs! She was introduced to veterinary medicine in 2015 and loved helping other family’s fur babies feel better. Currently, Catherine lives in Fishtown with her partner, their two rescue dogs, Sushi (Shiba Inu), Bandit (Australian Cattle Dog) and their sassy cat Marie Au Toilette. In her spare time, Catherine enjoys growing vegetables in her backyard, photography, and hiking with Bandit. Catherine is looking forward to work alongside an amazing team at Center City Veterinary Hospital and getting to know your fur babies!
As a Client Services Coordinator here at CCVH, Autumn take great pride in the fact that our hospital strives to go above and beyond for our clients. As a new Philadelphian, Autumn moved here in 2015 to further her veterinary knowledge and go back to school to eventually become a Veterinary Surgeon. Dr. Cohen is like an open book and has given her such a great opportunity to learn and grow here at CCVH, all the while perfecting her customer service and office skills. When she is not rocking the client services aspect of the hospital, she is either at home with her two cats, Oli and Belle, and her lovebug of a pit bull, Reese, or outside hiking, relaxing at the shore, or searching for a great, new restaurant to try a new, exotic food. Autumn is learning more and more as she begins to assist the technicians every day, and cannot wait to see what the future holds for her!
Client Services/Veterinary Assistant
Naudia is from Indiana and moved to Philly in December of 2016. She was introduced to the veterinary field in August of 2015. She realized working at a vet hospital combines both of her passions, customer service and animals. Since then, she has chosen to finish her degree in Business and added Chemistry so she can pursue vet school later. Naudia is excited to learn about vet medicine as an assistant. Outside of school and work, she enjoys trying new restaurants, Philly sports, and taking care of her furbabies. Furbabies (her own and our clients) are her motivation for everything she does. She has two dogs (Denver and Kojo pictured left), four cats (Yankee, Ash, Miley, and Bella) and a macaw (Indigo). Naudia hopes to continue improving her skills and knowledge through CCVH that she can carry with her for the rest of her career and life!
Erica's life-long love of all animals started while volunteering with her Mom at local shelters. It also helped that she grew up with two brother cats and her babysitter was a 160lb Doberman. She began her career in veterinary medicine at the young age of 15, first working as a kennel attendant/assistant. Her love of animals was ever-growing, while she experienced general practice, veterinary surgery, emergency medicine, and exotics medicine. Erica received her Master of Laboratory Animal Science from Drexel University in 2012 and hopes to one day apply and attend veterinary school. She currently lives in Port Richmond and has 2 cats (Chicken Ellis and Mika) and a boyfriend. Erica loves to snowboard and loves to be challenged and learn something new about veterinary medicine every day. Erica absolutely loves her place at CCVH and never, ever wants to leave, unless of course she gets into vet school!
Luisa grew up in Los Angeles but is now a West Philly transplant. Spending most of her life in LA, she soon found herself living in Baja California while taking a Veterinary Assistant course in San Diego. Once completing the program she was then offered a job in San Francisco and after 4 years of living in the bay area she moved across the country with her partner, 3 dogs and 1 cat. During her spare time Luisa loves exploring new parks with her critters, crocheting and collecting vinyl.
Molly has a great sense of humor and a sweet disposition. She is an animal lover that grew up in PA with dogs, cats, and horses. She began showing horses competitively at the age of 7. Molly moved to Colorado where she received her CVT (Certified Veterinary Technician) and recently moved back to the Philadelphia area. She feels extremely lucky to have found a career here at CCVH and has begun to develop her training in surgery and anesthesia. Molly lives in South Philadelphia with her newly adopted kitten, Olive and enjoys spending her free time with friends and family and skiing.
Maddie has been a member of the CCVH team since June 2016 but is a lifelong resident of the Philadelphia area. She grew up with a multitude of pets; her dad is a veterinarian and she loved spending time at the animal hospital or with her family's dogs, cats, birds, and turtles. Growing up around veterinary medicine has proven to be in Maddie's blood as she is climbing the ladder here at CCVH, quite quickly. We thrilled to have her as part of our team! Maddie loves her cat Guppy, reading, and hiking with her dog Jenny.
Hannah was born and raised in Philadelphia. She has grown up with yellow labs, a jack-russell/pug mix, and has had many exotic pets. Her love for animals started when she was young as a volunteer at animal rescues. Her experience in customer service in the veterinary field, along with volunteering at Penn Vet Working Dog Center and Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah, has fueled her passion. She is graduating from Temple University in May 2017 with a degree in psychology and cognitive neuroscience. Hannah will continue her passion helping people and animals by providing a welcoming and friendly environment at CCVH!