Meet the friendly staff at Benessere Animal Hospital!


Janine Oliver, DVM

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 AVMA, AAFP, NCVMA, AAVN, and IVAPM. She also supports three local charities, SPCA of the Triad, Break The Chain Kennel KRU, and Bingo Pet Hospice. Dr. Oliver lives in Greensboro, North Carolina and shares her home with her 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.


Hemingway

Chief Feline in Residence

Hemingway 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 Hemingway House share. At Benessere Animal Hospital it is Hemingways 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 an 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.’