Meet our Doctors

Nicole Cohen, DVM, DABVP (Canine and Feline Practice)

Staff Veterinarian

Primary Care

Nicole Cohen

I graduated from veterinary school at the University of California, Davis in 2004 and went on to complete an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Bay Area Veterinary Specialists in northern California. I returned to Washington DC to be close to my family.

My family always had lots of pets where I grew up in Durham, North Carolina. After graduating from Swarthmore College, I worked for several years in a cellular biology laboratory at the Salk Institute in San Diego. It was not until a few years later that I discovered veterinary medicine. I feel extremely lucky to have found a profession I find so fulfilling. I’ve been at Friendship Hospital for Animals since 2006 and enjoy practicing a mix of emergency medicine and primary care.

I live in Kensington, MD with my husband and our two sweet children Alexis and Russell.  Currently we have three cats, Beebs, Toby and Hershey. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, practicing yoga, doing crossfit, hiking, traveling, and art.

Clinical Areas of Interest

I enjoy dermatology, ophthalmology, endocrinology, ultrasonography, and emergency medicine.

Why Do You Work at Friendship?

I have always admired Friendship Hospital for Animals ever since I externed here while I was in veterinary school.  Friendship is an amazing place to work for both the quality of medicine that we can practice as well as the camaraderie I experience working alongside my co-workers.


  • BA Swarthmore College
  • DVM UC Davis

Board Certifications

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Canine and Feline Practice)

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