The Friendly Animal Clinic Veterinarians
One Saturday afternoon during his senior year of economics studies in college, Dr. Benjamin Jones heard a scratching at his apartment door. Upon opening the door, Dr. Jones was surprised to see a young beagle dart into his apartment and jump up on the sofa as if he lived there. It didn’t take long for Dr. Jones to discover a splinter wedged in the dog’s foot; he carefully pulled it out, at which point the dog promptly fell asleep in his lap. That very night, Dr. Jones made a choice: he was going to become a veterinarian!
Dr. Jones grew up in Durham, North Carolina, and attended Vanderbilt University before completing his science requirements at the University of Tennessee-Nashville. He then attended the University of Tennessee-Knoxville to earn his veterinary degree, and moved to the Greensboro area after graduation to be close to family. Dr. Jones started here at Friendly Animal Clinic in 1983, then bought the practice in 1992 when the previous owner retired. He’s been serving the pets and animal owners of Greensboro for over 30 years!
Medically, Dr. Jones is fond of soft-tissue surgery because of the challenge and unique nature each case brings. He also enjoys diagnostic work and seeing the puzzle pieces come together to form a full picture. Most of all, Dr. Jones enjoys building lasting relationships with his clientele and their beloved animal companions.
Dr. Jones’ entire family is involved in the veterinary profession—his wife, Pam, works right here at Friendly Animal Clinic. Their oldest daughter, Hallie, serves as a veterinary pharmaceutical representative, while their youngest, Sarah, is a veterinarian herself. Dr. Jones and his wife live on a 20-acre farm with three dogs: Buzz is a beagle that was given to Dr. Jones by Dr. Becker, and Todd and Boone are young beagle mixes that Dr. Jones found on a hiking trip in the mountains.
Outside of work, Dr. Jones enjoys salt-water fishing, bee keeping, reading historical fiction, and gardening. He has two gardens at home: his personal patch, and another used exclusively to grow vegetables for his clients! Visitors to Friendly Animal Clinic are likely to find everything from tomatoes and cucumbers to squash, peppers, and potatoes here at the clinic throughout late spring, summer, and early fall.
Dr. Camp received both her undergraduate degree and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from North Carolina State University. After working with a wide variety of animals for three years in a busy Louisburg, North Carolina pet clinic, she moved back to Greensboro to start her family. Dr. Camp performed relief work at various practices in the area before signing on here at Friendly Animal Clinic in the summer of 1994. She’s been here ever since, and is now part-owner of the clinic.
Medically, Dr. Camp is particularly interested in surgery, challenging internal medical cases, and pediatric work. On any given day, Dr. Camp may serve as a surgeon, ophthalmologist, or dentist!
At home, Dr. Camp and her husband, Jim, live on a small farm with their eight boys and a menagerie of pets. The family shares their lives with three dogs, five cats, a cockatiel, a betta fish, a ferret, a trio of horses, and 16 chickens. When she has a spare moment between work, farm duties, and family life, Dr. Camp enjoys horseback riding and spending time in the great outdoors.
As a young girl, Dr. Tina Becker rode horses with her Girl Scout troop constantly. When her family moved to a small farm in order to keep horses of their own, Tina became even more enthralled. Her greatest joy came from riding and caring for the animals—these early experiences sparked an intense desire to work in the veterinary field, and Dr. Becker never gave up on her dream!
A native of Richmond, Indiana, Dr. Becker attended Purdue University to earn her undergraduate degree and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. She has special interests in surgery, pediatric care, and veterinary acupuncture. Dr. Becker moved to Wilmington, North Carolina after finishing school to begin her animal-care career, then relocated to Greensboro for her husband’s job in 2000. In short order, she began performing relief work at a few different practices in the area, including Friendly Animal Clinic. Eventually, she became a part-time employee, and the rest is history!
Dr. Becker and her husband have three adult children: a son and twin daughters. The family shares their home with three dogs, four cats, and a horse. When she isn’t caring for pets here at the clinic or spending time on horseback, Dr. Becker enjoys watersports and running. Recently, she and her daughters ran the Hershey Half-Marathon in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Our Care Team
Alicia remembers wanting to pursue a career in animal care when she was only in kindergarten. As soon as she was old enough to get a job working with animals, she did exactly that—Alicia has worked in the veterinary industry for her entire professional career!
A native of Shelby, North Carolina, Alicia moved to Greensboro with her family during her junior year of high school. That same year, she secured her first job at a local clinic in town, where she would remain for the next three years. Alicia joined the Friendly Animal Clinic family in November of 2006 and began training to become a Veterinary Technician. Now, she’s also the Practice Manager! Alicia’s favorite parts of her job are the constant learning experience it provides, the opportunity to spend time around puppies and kittens on a daily basis, and working alongside compassionate, caring pet lovers just like herself.
Outside of work, Alicia enjoys traveling, kayaking, hiking, reading, cooking, target shooting, watching professional football, and cheering on the University of North Carolina Tar Heels.
A good friend of Ashley’s worked as a Veterinary Assistant, and helped Ashley secure her first job at an animal clinic. Ashley was hooked the moment she started—ever since, she’s known she wanted to make animal care her career!
Ashley was born in Germany thanks to her father’s military career, and spent most of her childhood in Seattle, Washington before coming to Greensboro. She started working for a small local practice in 1999, then joined the Friendly Animal Clinic team two years later after deciding to devote her life to animal care full-time. Spending time with puppies and kittens is Ashley’s absolute favorite part of her work—having been a member of the team for so long, she gets to see young animals grow and mature into healthy adults. Being able to help them along their journey is incredibly rewarding for her!
In her time away from work, Ashley enjoys reading, watching college and professional sports, and spending time with her boyfriend, Jarrett, and their pets. The couple shares their home with a trio of miniature dachshunds—Duckie, Beenie, and Teddy—as well as a domestic short-hair cat named Rouge and a Persian cat named Hugo.
Pam has enjoyed the company of animals for as long as she can remember. When she married a veterinarian—Friendly Animal Clinic’s Dr. Benjamin Jones—she jumped at the chance to work alongside her husband in order to better the lives of the pets and animal owners of the Greensboro area!
Pam grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, where she would later meet Dr. Jones. She is a Veterinary Assistant, Receptionist, and record-keeper here at the clinic, and loves working with her skilled and compassionate coworkers on a daily basis. Most of all, Pam enjoys getting to see clients and their children—both two- and four-legged!—grow and mature over the years.
At home, Pam and her husband live with a beagle named Buzz and a pair of beagle/Chihuahua mixes, Todd and Boone, who were rescued when the Joneses found them during a snowy mountain hike. Todd and Boone are named after the towns that Pam and Dr. Jones were going to visit that day.
In her free time, Pam enjoys quilting, knitting, and visiting the beach and mountains. She’s also a sports fan, and likes watching college basketball and professional tennis matches. Pam even met Roger Federer and had a hat autographed!
Angie’s veterinary career began when she started high school; she would remain at the Randleman, North Carolina veterinary clinic for all four years of her education. When she went off to college to study counseling, Angie realized something—while she wanted to work in the medical field, human healthcare wasn’t her true passion. She decided to return to her roots in veterinary medicine!
A native of Greensboro, Angie joined the clinic family in March of 2013 and serves as a Veterinary Technician and Kennel Assistant. Laboratory work is one of Angie’s favorite aspects of her job, and she also enjoys helping out with surgeries. Most of all, she likes working one-on-one with clientele and helping to educate pet owners on the best animal-care techniques.
In her spare time, Angie enjoys playing disc golf, cooking, reading, and spending time with friends and family. She and her teenaged daughter, Alyssa, share their lives with a 100-pound German shepherd, Kilo, who had terrible skin allergies until Dr. Becker prescribed him medication. Now, Kilo is like a brand-new dog!
For as long as she can remember, April has felt a desire to better the lives of animals in whatever way she could. Her own family pets inspired her to seek a career in the veterinary world!
April grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia as the youngest of three sisters. She joined the Friendly Animal Clinic family in July of 1990 and has enjoyed serving the pets and animal owners of Greensboro for over 25 years. Her favorite part of the job is the close friendships she’s developed with the clinic’s long-time clients.
April has been married to her husband, Mark, for 15 years. They share their lives with a Lab mix named Jolene, a Lab named Hatfield who is the smartest dog April has ever known, and Norma Jean, a lab who comes to work with April every day.
When she isn’t enjoying the company of her own animals or tending to the needs of Greensboro’s pets here at the hospital, April enjoys spending time outdoors, camping, and kayaking.
Growing up on a Pennsylvania farm, it wasn’t difficult for Mary to develop a passion for animal care early on in life. She even rehabilitated wildlife from the time she was young. Mary’s animal-care interests, combined with her natural nursing instincts, made a career in veterinary medicine the perfect choice!
Mary’s career began when she started working in the nurse’s office at a high school. She then moved to Greensboro and began working as a Technician here at Friendly Animal Clinic. Mary left the practice for a period when she adopted her son, but returned when he started school. Now, Mary has served the pets and animal owners of the area as a member of the clinic team for nearly 17 years! She’s particularly fond of talking with clients and watching puppies and kittens grow over the years.
Mary and her husband, Leslie, live with three dogs—Nettie, Nelson, and Nina—and a pair of cats who go by Ziggy and Zulu. In addition, Mary still rehabilitates wildlife; birds, squirrels, and even opossums can often be found in her home!
Outside of her interests in veterinary medicine and wildlife rehabilitation, Mary enjoys photography, reading, listening to music, and enjoying life with her loved ones.
Li was constantly rescuing stray or injured animals in the New Hampshire town where she grew up. She even protected insects from the neighborhood children on occasion! Li developed a passion for pet care early on in life, and it simply never left. Now, she gets to help animals daily as a member of the Friendly Animal Clinic team.
Li joined the hospital family in the fall of 2011; her previous experience in customer service made her the perfect candidate for the front desk. She absolutely loves meeting new clients, and adores getting to watch their pets grow and mature over the years.
In her spare time, Li enjoys reading, sewing, playing video games, and spending time her family. She and her husband, Al, live with four cats: Cupcake, who tends to get larger in the winter; Mia, who enjoys sharing her fur with everyone; Navi, the smallest of the bunch; and Link, who earned his keep by taking care of Navi.