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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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    • Terri FluhartTerri Fluhart

      I will never forget the compassion and respect shown to me following the sudden death of my precious Abigail by both Dr Lloyd and her staff.

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    • Robin Russell HeldRobin Russell Held

      Doc Susan Loyd & her staff have provided 18 yrs of great care for all 3 of our pups. They follow up with a call to check on us all. Dog "Bandit" actually enjoys going for his Doctor visits!

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    • Roxy BeckerRoxy Becker

      Dr. Loyd was very caring and concerned about my pup Hines. We were able to schedule an appointment last minute as we were on vacation and needed some immediate care. They even called a few days later to check on his condition. I would definitely return again and would recommend this vet to anyone.

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    • Leighann F. CordellLeighann F. Cordell

      I went there today to take my dog, they are very nice and caring. They were great with my dog who is very hard to handle since she bounces off the wall. We will be going back from now on.

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    • Kristina HollingsworthKristina Hollingsworth

      dr. is very good with animals and cares alot

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    • Sylvie Renaud StyronSylvie Renaud Styron

      Extra tender care to my furry friends

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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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