Dr. Holtz has been practicing veterinary medicine since 2008, and the majority of that time has been with Banfield hospitals in the Triangle area. In 2017 he became a Director of Veterinary Quality overseeing medical operations in 14 Banfield hospitals, but his true passion is in working directly with clients and pets and is so thrilled to be back in a Chief of Staff position! Dr. Holtz graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2002 with a degree in marine science and from the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. Dr. Holtz's professional interests are soft tissue surgery, preventive medicine, behavioral medicine, and dentistry. He lives in Cary with his wife; three children; Labrador retriever, Digby; and bearded dragon, Yoda. Dr. Holtz is an avid music lover, and a South Carolina Gamecock and Pittsburgh Steelers football fanatic! Dr. Holtz is now Fear Free certified!