Dr. Benson and Ronda grew up in Forsyth County, GA. They have been married for over 30 years and have 3 boys: Bud, and twins Cass and Will. As Forsyth County became part of Metro Atlanta and the chicken houses and pastures disappeared, the Bensons began looking for for a more rural setting to live and work. Villanow was just what they were looking for: bottom land, ridges, and friendly people. Dr. Benson graduated from UGA College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. He was a partner at Crestview Animal Hospital in Cumming, GA, where he worked for 21 years. Ronda graduated from UGA with a degree in Home Economics Education. She taught school until Bud was born.