The friendly, professional staff at VCA Oak Hills Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission, the hospital team relies on several individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.
And if things get complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists. In a word: teamwork!
Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From check-in to check-out, our team of pet lovers works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet.
Want to join our team? Visit our Careers section.
Get to know us. Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.
Dr. Jena Benavente, DVM, CVMMP, was born and raised here in San Antonio, Texas. She earned her undergraduate and veterinary degree at Texas A&M University and has been practicing in small animal medicine for over 15 years. Presently she is our Medical Director here at VCA Oak Hills.
Dr. Benavente has a particular interest, and certification, in chiropractic care of dogs and cats. She also advocates using our therapeutic laser to assist in pain management. In addition, she enjoys internal medicine cases and soft tissue surgery.
When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She and her husband have a daughter, a son, and two dogs and two cats.
"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Gandhi
CREATIVE, UNDERSTANDING, INSPIRING & GRATEFUL. These are just 4 magical words I strive to use each day to guide my life.
First and Foremost, I hold the title of one of the most rewarding duties there can be-A MOTHER. A mother of 4 kids, 3 dogs, 1 sassy feline, 2 ferrets, 2 goldfish…and a partridge in a pear tree. I also have a wonderful fiancé named Daniel, who is my best friend and partner in crime in this crazy world.
I have been in the Veterinary Medicine Field since 2004. For the last 12 years I have centered my career around developing others and building effective teams in operational leadership. I grew over time, started as a Customer Service Representative, morphed into a Vet Tech, Shift Lead, Practice Manager, and most recently ended my journey as a Regional Manager over 12 Veterinary Practices in the South Region of Texas. I am ready and excited to venture back to where my heart is. I want to be where all the magic happens. Back inside the practice where the important work gets done.
I believe: Laughter is the key to defeating darkness. You will never work a day in your life if you love what you do. You're only as strong as others around you, strong Leaders lift others up, not push them down.
As cliché' as it sounds it rings true for me, I am forever grateful for all I have been through to get myself to this place, I feel blessed that I can go on this new adventure, continuing to grow with others, spreading a positive light and touching lives.