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Dr. Susan Lloyd
Owner, Veterinarian
Dr. Susan Lloyd grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where her mother raised thoroughbred horses and German shepherds. Dr. Lloyd likes to joke that she was practically born on a horse! For her, animal care has always been a natural part of life—she’s been serving the pets and animal owners of the area as the owner of Live Oak Veterinary Hospital for 18 years.

After attending East Carolina University for a semester, Dr. Lloyd headed to North Carolina State University to complete her undergraduate degree and earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. The following year, she completed an internship in poultry medicine. Dr. Lloyd then traveled the state, working for several different doctors providing relief services for a number of years, before founding Live Oak Veterinary Hospital in Beaufort, North Carolina on the recommendation of a previous employer. She has a special interest in improving the quality of life for her senior clientele and the pets that enrich their lives.

In her time away from work, Dr. Lloyd is an avid motorcycle rider and enjoys getting out on her bike whenever she can. She lives in Newport with a multitude of dogs, most of whom are retired hunters or show dogs—she still actively shows dogs after first being introduced to the coonhound breeds by a client in the mid- to late-1990s. In the 2005 Purina Race, representing the state dog of North Carolina, Dr. Lloyd hunted with her Plott hound, Budro, placed 5th overall, 1st with the breed and became the first woman to win a Purina Outstanding Coonhound title.

Additionally, Dr. Lloyd finished two of her coonhounds to Grand Show Champion and another to Grand Water Champion, Grand Show Champion, and Night Champion. In addition, Dr. Lloyd’s Bluetick Coonhound, Mike, was the number-one Bluetick in the country in 2010 and is the American Kennel Club’s first-ever Grand Champion male Bluetick!
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    • Dustin B.Dustin B.

      My family and myself have used live oak veterinary hospital for years and wouldn't go anywhere else! Susan and her entire staff take excellent care of our... Read More

    • Rusty McArthurRusty McArthur

      Actually , FIVE stars just are not enough. Totally GREAT DR. and Staff !!
      The McArthurs, Buffy and Gunner Thanks for all !!!

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    • Lianne ReburnLianne Reburn

      We had a great experience here. The staff is compassionate, friendly and experienced. They go above and beyond when caring for their patients.

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    • Betty P.Betty P.

      We LOVE Live Oak and Dr. Lloyd! I took our Welsh Terrier, Noki, to Live Oak a couple of years ago when she was having skin issues when we were at Atlantic... Read More

    • Lottie LouiseLottie Louise

      Thank you so much to LOVH, you were so wonderful. My parents were traveling by boat from Florida to Morehead City, when their Chesapeake Retriever developed a bladder infection. The Vet got him in within 6hours, saw us the second we walked into the clinic. She was lovely, Blue is a nervous dog and he didn’t stop wagging his tail! The Vet gave us all the paperwork form his tests to give to their local vet when they returned home. Can’t recommend them enough! Thank you!

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    • Sandy EdwardsSandy Edwards

      Dr. Lloyd is an awesome Veterinarian and an amazing person! She is great at what she does and truly cares about each and every pet she sees!

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    • Andrea CarterAndrea Carter

      Awesome clinic. Great vets!

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