Dr. Romina Cohen, our Chief of Staff, grew up in Chile and currently resides in Winchester, Virginia. She received an undergraduate degree and earned a DVM degree from the University of Chile. Prior to joining the Inwood Animal Center team, Dr. Cohen owned her own practice in Chile and practiced at different locations throughout Washington, D.C. and Virginia. Her special interests include ultrasound, pain management, acupuncture, small animal medicine.

In her spare time, Dr. Cohen enjoys Pilates, biking, yoga, and going to Nationals baseball games with her family. She also has one dog, a wire fox terrier, named Sammy, a Persian cat, named Starfire, and a tabby cat, named Sanchez.

Dr. Karen Davenport, DVM with her dog OllieDr. Karen Davenport has been with us for many years as a part-time veterinarian. She graduated from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Her special interests include acupuncture for animals and she enjoys talking with owners about the care of their pets.

Dr. Davenport lives in Clarke County with her husband and two children. She also shares her home with several animals of her own, including multiple dogs, cats, and horses.

Dr. Susan Harper became a part of the Inwood Animal Center team in 2006, on a part-time basis. She graduated with a DVM degree from Louisiana State University in 1999. Dr. Harper has since obtained Board Certifications in Laboratory Animal Medicine and Veterinary Preventive Medicine.
 
In her other life and full-time job, Dr. Harper is Director of the Office of Research Oversight for the United States Department of Veteran Affairs in Washington, DC. She also serves as a consultant for the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International. Dr. Harper resides in Shepherdstown, WV along with her husband, several Australian Shepherds and two cats.
 

Dr. R. Marcelo Melivilu, DVM, MS with DogDr. Melivilu is a 1993 graduate of Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia. He served one year as an intern at the veterinary teaching hospital and completed his thesis on ultrasonography. After graduation, Dr. Melivilu practiced general medicine and surgery at one of the top veterinary clinics in Chile for four years. In 2000 he became a proud U.S. citizen; after completing the ECFVG program, he started practicing at Linden Heights Animal Hospital in Winchester, Virginia, were he became the medical director for several years.