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Veterinarians

Dr. Lauren Cohn
Veterinarian Owner
Fishtown Animal Hospital was founded by our veterinarian‐owner, Lauren Cohn, DVM, CVA. Following graduation from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2011, Dr. Cohn completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Tinton Falls, NJ. She then went on to complete a specialty internship in Radiation Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania. She simultaneously earned her Certification of Veterinary Acupuncture (CVA) and Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Florida. With a diverse education as a foundation, Dr. Cohn offers a well‐rounded approach to veterinary medicine through both conventional and alternative therapies. She opened Fishtown Animal Hospital with the goal of placing knowledge and patient interests above all else. Dr. Cohn understands how stressful it can be when your pet is sick, and believes communication is key in developing treatment plans and helping you and your pet through difficult situations. She has special interest in internal medicine and acupuncture. Dr. Cohn lives in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia with her husband Richard, her six rescue cats (Asia, Damien, Seven, Penelope, Baby Elephant and Phoenix) and her dog Kane, that she rescued from the Caribbean when she was in vet school. She is an equestrian and in her spare time enjoys riding Aloha, her Friesian horse.
Dr. Marion Alston
Associate Veterinarian
Marion Alston has over 8 years of experience managing, operating, and working within high-volume veterinary facilities. Marion possesses a strong passion for providing high quality, evidence-based medicine, and has a strong track record of providing medical and surgical care to military working dogs and privately owned pets. Marion began his career as a veterinarian at the U.S. Army Veterinary Treatment Facility in Camp Pendleton, California, where he safeguarded the health and wellness of over 100 military working dogs. Marion went on to work as a Senior veterinarian at the U.S. Army Veterinary Treatment Facility in Wiesbaden, Germany from 2011 to 2015. Upon returning to Philadelphia, Marion opened Alston Veterinary Relief. Alston Veterinary Relief provides preventive, medical, surgical, and urgent care for small animals at more than 10 hospitals in the Greater Philadelphia Area. Marion received his doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. He studied biology as an undergraduate at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. Marion currently resides in Philadelphia.
Dr. Jennifer Babineaux
Internal Medicine Specialist
Dr. Jennifer Babineaux graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. She completed an internal medicine residency at East Bay Veterinary Specialists in 2009, where she focused on ultrasound and cardiology. Following her residency, she worked for four years at the San Francisco SPCA providing internal medicine, ultrasound and cardiology services at the combined shelter and public hospital. During this time Dr. Babineaux developed an interest in feline medicine, and became one of 90 boarded feline specialists in the world. Dr. Babineaux joined the internal medicine team of VCA San Francisco Veterinary Specialists in 2013, and moved to Philadelphia in 2014. Dr. Babineaux has received hundreds of hours of ultrasound and echocardiogram training and has worked extensively with boarded internists, surgeons, oncologists and other specialists. She has has also trained other doctors to perform ultrasounds. Dr. Babineaux lives with her husband, her Bearded Collie (her 5th "Beardie"), and two cats in Center City Philadelphia.
Dr. Stephanie Harrier
Associate Veterinarian
Growing up in Michigan, Dr. Steph Harrier developed a passion for science, which led her to double major in Biology and Chemistry. Dedicated to the field, she went on to obtain her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University in 2011, and joined the Fishtown Animal Hospital team in 2017. She has made it her mission to care for her patients as if they were her own. Her professional interests include Emergency and Critical Care. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the International Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society. She shares her home with her spouse Jana, 4 cats: Ayo, Bug, Sweetie and Zulu and her dog Macaroni!