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Meet the friendly staff at Benessere Animal Hospital!

  • Janine Oliver
    Dr. Oliver (clients and coworkers call her Dr. O) is thrilled to work with the dedicated veterinary health care team at Benessere Animal Hospital. She has considered North Carolina her home since 1997, earned a bachelors degree in 1987 in Physical Therapy from East Carolina University and then graduated with her D.V.M. from the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. After graduating, Dr. Oliver began her full-time veterinary career working as an alternative and general medicine associate at a small animal practice in Charlotte, North Carolina. While doing this, she also worked part-time as a veterinary nutrition resident at North Carolina State University until 2011. Dr. Oliver decided to become a veterinarian because she is passionate about preventing animals from pain and suffering, particularly because of the physical challenges that many older and disabled pets face. Even though she enjoys seeing many different pets every day, she is in pain management, veterinary nutrition, soft tissue surgery, exotics, stem cell therapy, and geriatrics. There are several different professional associations that Dr. Oliver is a member of, including AAHA, AVMA, AAFP, NCVMA, AAVN, AAHA, and IVAPM. She also supports three local charities, The Haley Graves Foundation, Break The Chain Kennel KRU, and Bingo Pet Hospice. Dr. Oliver lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with her wife, Audra, and they have two adult children, Patrick and Billy. They also share their home with their beloved cats and dogs. Dr. Oliver feels very fortunate to work with the professional team at Benessere Animal Hospital and to serve all of the wonderful patients and pet parents who come into our hospital.
  • Crystal Bennett
    Veterinary Technician Supervisor
    Crystal started working as a volunteer at an animal hospital when she was 13 years old. She quickly learned that she loved working with animals and her heart pulled her back everyday to take care of them for 3 years. She loved them so much that she worked after school 5 days a week without pay. When she turned 16, she was trained to be a veterinary assistant and a dog groomer. Now 25 years later, she is still doing the job that her heart tells her to do; taking care of the 4 legged babies every day. She has 2 dogs and 1 cat: Daisy a 9 year old lab mix and Ellie a 4 year old Pointer mix and Pumpkin a 16 year old orange tabby. She is excited to be a part of Benessere adding her years of knowledge and gentleness.
  • Tracey Gardner
    Client Services & Certified Rabies Vaccinator
    Tracey has worked in the veterinary field for 24 years. She started working in kennels and then worked as a veterinary assistant for 15 years. She has been a client services rep/receptionist for the past 8 years. She enjoys her job and is happy to be part of Team Awesome at Benessere Animal Hospital where she says she has 'finally found a veterinarian who truly cares for animals and their owners in Dr. Oliver'. She has a great husband and a wonderful son, Chase, who has actually joined her at work off and on since birth. She and her family recently adopted the sweetest addition to their family, 'Bratie', their pit bull puppy who was one of Hazel's puppies, a Benessere Animal Hospital's rescue!
  • Will
    Kennel Assistant
    Will enjoys working with our patients and clients. His primary duties are in the kennel and cat rooms taking care of our boarders. They look forward to socializing with him at meal times and he makes sure they are clean and happy at all times. Our canine guests enjoy the long walks Will takes them on in the evenings and on weekends. This is Will's first job in a veterinary hospital and his friendly attitude and great work ethic make him a fantastic addition to our team.
  • Hemmingway
    Chief Feline in Residence
    Hemmingway was rescued from certain death by Dr. Oliver when she adopted her out of the Guildford County Animal Shelter. She gets her name from the fact that she is polydactyl- meaning many toed. This is a genetic trait that a colony of cats in Key West at the Earnest Hemmingway House share. At Benessere Animal Hospital it is Hemmingways job to make sure that we operate to the highest feline friendly practice standards. She is tirelessly testing each and everyone of us every day to make sure that we meet her standards. We are all proud to say that we pass muster every day!
  • Zorro
    Hospital Food &Comfort Quality Control & now angel watching over us.
    Zorro was truly our Master Blaster. He could always be found attached to Dr. Oliver in some fashion directing her to his every whim. He never met gourmet food he didn't like. He was a big fan of the ladies and any male dog who understood that Zorro was in charge. He expected to never be left at home and demanded to be the center of attention. He was basically a BOSS and he knew it. 1/20/2000 - 11/9/2015. Sadly on Monday November 9, 2015 Zorro left this world. His mind and body could not go on, but we know his spirit is forever with us. Dr. O is heartbroken and wrote 'Rest in peace my dear sweet Zorro. You gave me so much more in your unconditional love and loyalty than I could ever give to you. You taught me so much about being a veterinarian and how to give comfort to others than I could ever learn from a book. You were the best judge of character and if I had always been smart enough to listen to you I would have had fewer problems but you loved me flaws mistakes and all no matter what. My heart is broken saying good bye to you. I hope you feast at the never ending buffet of your dreams.'
  • Audra Volpi
    Chief Hospital Engineer & Designer
    Audra is excited to work with the amazing staff at Benessere Animal Hospital. She has called North Carolina home since 2005 and earned a bachelors degree in 2013 in Interior Architecture from the University of North Carolina - Greensboro. After graduation, she worked in the non-profit sector before opening her own homemade pet food business. It has been her lifelong love for animals, and management experience, that brought her to Benessere Animal Hospital. Audra lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with her wife, Dr. Oliver, and loves to be part of this community by volunteering. In addition to her two human children, Patrick and Billy, she also has four canine kids; Piedmont, Tyrion, Tink and Krypto, and one cat, Barney.


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Feedback from our clients

  • "Dr. Oliver is amazing! So gentle & kind. She really cares about the well being of each animal!
    Provides excellent treatment & care information! I have found my baby boys new dr!"
    Laci VanDell
  • "Dr. Oliver is very knowledgeable and she & her team really
    care about your pet!"
    Heather Stanley
  • "Dr. Oliver & her staff are simply the best! They take such
    good care of our little Jasmine!
    We are very fortunate & count our blessings!"
    Aysim Wisco