Who Am I?


My name is Ben Holmes and I am a fourth year veterinary student at NC State University. I am married to my high school sweetheart Jen, and we have two furry little ones: a cat named Izzy and a Miniature Dachshund named Ody.

My priorities in life are:  1. Faith       2. Family         3. Work

What little free time I have is usually spent doing something active outdoors. I love hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, and mountain biking. My other hobbies include photography and playing guitar. I have a slight obsession with music (anything but rap) and am always looking for new artists to listen to and follow.

I have been at NC State for a total of 8 years now so I am a Wolfpack fan first and foremost; my blood runs red.  However, both of my parents went to Virginia Tech and my mom’s side of the family is from Roanoke, VA. That means there’s still quite a bit of maroon and orange in there because let’s face it; once a Hokie….always a Hokie! Naturally I am a major college football fan, but also greatly enjoy NFL Sundays. 

I am an old soul in a young body and understand good old fashioned hard work. My goals in life are simple: help people by caring for their animals and establish and provide for a happy family; all while living a life my grandfather would be proud of.