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!

Kathryn, Practice Manager

Kathryn was born and raised in Raleigh, NC. After graduating from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in biology, she began a career caring for animals.

Kathryn moved to Nash County in 2018 and now calls Rocky Mount home with her boyfriend and two dogs, Kelly and Lady. In her free time, she enjoys honing her green thumb, sewing, and anything creative. Kathryn is ecstatic to be a part of the Benvenue family and to continue to care for your pets.

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

Lyndsi, Veterinary Receptionist

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 snakes, and a cat, Gatsby, Luci, Reesi, Juan, Juanita, and Perci.

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

Itzel, Veterinary Assistant

Itzel joined the Benvenue team in 2022 after graduating from Western Carolina University with a degree in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Leadership. She hopes to continue to pursue a career in veterinary medicine in the future.

When Itzel is not at work, she enjoys painting and exploring her creativity and spending time with her dog, Manches.




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

Hospital Hours
Monday 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday Closed