Meet Our Staff

Eric Holtz, DVM

Dr. Holtz has been practicing veterinary medicine in the Triangle area since 2008. He graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2002 with a degree in marine science and from the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. Dr. Holtz’s professional interests are soft tissue surgery, preventive medicine, behavioral medicine, and dentistry; he is also passionate about utilizing low stress methods for his patients’ care.

Dr. Holtz lives in Wake Forest with his wife, their three children, and their miniature labradoodles Minerva and Freya. Dr. Holtz is an avid music lover and a South Carolina Gamecock and Pittsburgh Steelers football fanatic!

Claire Lineberger, DVM

Dr. Lineberger is originally from Winston-Salem, NC. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Public Health in Nutrition and a minor in Chemistry. She then completed veterinary school at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2022. Her areas of interest include surgery, animal nutrition, and behavior modification. She also finds joy in partnering with and getting to know clients and their pets.

In her spare time, “Dr. Claire” enjoys crafting, reading, working out, cooking, listening to true crime podcasts, hosting game nights, traveling and spending time with her partner, Aaron. She has three rescue dogs (Theodore, Tucker, and Eleanor) and just added a new feline member to the family (Dale).

Ashley, Vet Assistant

Lyndsi, Practice Manager

Lyndsi started with Vets Pets in 2017 after graduating from Martin Community College with a degree in Equine Technology. She became a member of the Benvenue team in November 2020 as a receptionist. She also has a background in grooming and graduated from the grooming academy in 2015. When Lyndsi is not at work, she is spending time with her 3 dogs, 2 cats, and a snake, Gatsby, Luci, Reesi, Perci, Thai, and Juanita.

Ashley, Vet Assistant

Ashley, Veterinary Assistant

Ashley started her employment as a veterinary assistant with Benvenue in 2014. She graduated from Nash Community College in June 2020 with an associates degree and three veterinary assistant courses.

Ashley lives with her husband, two fur babies, Jaxx and Rufus, and a parakeet named Izzy. Ashley absolutely loves being a part of the Benvenue family and is excited to continue growing with the hospital.

Ashley, Vet Assistant

Shay, Veterinary Assistant

Shay joined the Benvenue team in 2021 as a receptionist and veterinary assistant. She has a deep love of animals and has loved getting to care for them as a career.

In her free time, you can find her spending time with her family and her three dogs, Serenity, Zayden, and Nova, and her cat, Chloe

Ashley, Vet Assistant

Billie Jo, Receptionist

Billie Jo joined the Benvenue Animal Hospital in December 2023 as a
receptionist. Before joining our team, Billie Jo was a veterinary assistant,
which she has been doing since 1994. She loves working with the clients and
their furbabies.Billie Jo lives with her husband, two cats (Titan and Chloe) and
four dogs (Frances, Lena, Roscoe, and Lottie)When she is not working you will
find her spending time with her husband, family and friends. She is involved
with her church and doing mission work to help others.




3151 Benvenue Rd
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Phone: (252) 442-1771
Email: [email protected] 

Hospital Hours
Monday 7:30 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday Spay & Neuter Clinic-Appointment Only
Wednesday 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday Closed
Friday 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday Closed