Meet our Doctors

Lauren Gottlieb, DVM

Rotating Veterinarian

I grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and earned my bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester. I always had a love of science and animals; therefore, sought to exploit this passion while earning a PhD from the University of California, Irvine in Neurobiology.  While I enjoyed research, I found that it did not satisfy my drive for local community involvement and individual care. I began volunteering at an animal shelter and fell in love with veterinary medicine.

I decided to embark on my veterinary education at Tufts University and now feel immensely privileged to be a member of the veterinary profession.  During veterinary school I spent a lot of time at the local community clinic, where I developed a passion for providing quality care to underserved communities.

I enjoy spending as much free time as possible outdoors, either running, hiking, or picnicking.  I also enjoy going to music concerts with my husband and spending time with our two cats at home, Boscoe and Lil’ Peanut.  I am thrilled to join the Friendship team and work with the community in D.C.!

Friendship provides state of the art, comprehensive services for our clients and patients. But, more than that, we provide a caring team who understand the unique human-animal bond. View Our Services