Our Staff

Dr. CurrierVanessa Currier, DVM

Vanessa Currier, DVM, was raised in New York and earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Loyola University of Maryland. She is a 2011 graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. After spending time at veterinary hospitals in both Georgia and South Carolina, Dr. Currier has happily called North Carolina her home for the past four years. Dr. Currier and her husband, who is also a veterinarian, moved their three daughters to Rocky Mount this past summer. They are excited to be in our area and Dr. Currier is looking forward to join you in keeping your pets happy and healthy.

Dr. RingerVivian Ringer, DVM

Dr. Ringer joined the Vet Pets group in 2015 and oversees all Vets Pets General Practices.

Dr. Ringer grew up in Wilson County and graduated from Barton College in 1980. She then earned a Masters in Science Education from East Carolina University before entering veterinary school.

After graduating from NCSU-CVM in 1986 Dr. Ringer returned to Wilson to practice mixed animal practice at Wilson Veterinary Hospital for 10 years. In 1996 she moved to the Concord-Kannapolis area. She spent the next 19 years practicing small animal medicine at South Ridge Veterinary Hospital.

TaraTara Palaski, Practice Manager

Tara was born and raised in Ohio but is enjoying her transplanted southern roots. She moved to North Carolina in 2013 from Pennsylvania where she started her career in veterinary medicine. She has worked with animals for over twenty years with the last fifteen spent in veterinary medicine. She loves all aspects of veterinary care but has a special place in her heart for exotics and nontraditional pets. When not at work you will find her outside hiking, kayaking, camping or working in her garden. Tara shares her life with two adventurous and hardworking dogs that are either happily greeting our wonderful Benvenue family at the front desk or joining in on the latest grand adventure where ever it may lead.

Ashley, Vet AssistantAshley, Veterinary Assistant

Ashley started her employment as a Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist with Benvenue Animal Hospital in June of 2014. She enjoys interacting with clients and their pets. Her job includes assisting the doctor and technician with appointments and surgeries. Ashley also enjoys taking care of any medical or cat boarding patients and helping the receptionist when needed. Ashley has completed three veterinary assistant courses and is currently furthering her education at Nash Community College. Ashley loves spending time with her furry babies, Daisy and Jaxx. When she is not at home with her dogs, Ashley enjoys swimming, going to the dog park, reading, painting and spending time with her family.