Lauryn Benson, DVM
DVM- University of Tennessee, 2012
Rotating Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery- BluePearl Veterinary Partners 2012-2013
Why Emergency Medicine?
I have spent my entire life being immersed in veterinary medicine. My father is a general practitioner and I thought his job was the absolute coolest. Emergency medicine was a total surprise for me. During school I fell in love with Ophthalmology and during my internship I focused on eyes before realizing that I didn’t want to focus only on one part of the body. After my internship I took a few emergency shifts and realized quickly how much I thrive in the chaos. I am drawn to the situations that force me to solve a medical puzzle as quickly as possible. My extroverted personality is well suited to help guide pet owners through their moments of distress. Most of all I love being able to help people and their pets when they need it most.
Dr. Benson joined VEG in 2018 and is currently the medical director of Carle Place, NY. She has known Dr. Bessler since veterinary school and has watched the company flourish under his leadership and had to be a part of it. She started as medical director of the Commack, NY location before opening the hospital in Carle Place.
Outside of work, Dr. Benson works hard to maintain close relationships with her family and friends. She and her husband live in Brooklyn with their dog Boo, who is the love of their life (and was the perfect flower girl in their wedding). She has trouble sitting still and is often found around the city with friends or getting on a plane to adventure across the globe.
Get To Know Me
If I were a superhero, my superpower would be:
Due to my immense fear of flying coupled with my deep love of travel I would have to say teleportation. Really would save so much time on the commute to work too….
What are you happiest doing when you’re not working?
As said above, I am a huge extrovert and I love spending time with my friends and family. Days I am not working usually involve quality time with the people I love.
What has been the most rewarding part of your career/position?
Everything! I am so grateful to have found a job that I enjoy with endless potential to grow. I love helping people, animals and connecting with people who feel the same. I couldn’t ask for a better career!
The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is?
Take every meeting. The majority of career advances I have made in my life came from my connections. It never hurts to know more people!