Our Careteam

Kristina Hollingsworth
Veterinary Assistant
Kristina remembers the exact moment that she realized animal care would be an important part of her life. One day while growing up in her hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada, she came across a bird in a local park with a string wrapped around its beak. With the help of another passerby, she managed to get the string off and set the creature free. From that moment on, Kristina knew that she wanted to help animals professionally!

Kristina’s veterinary journey began when she started working as a dog trainer alongside her friend, who served as a professional trainer. After learning the ropes, Kristina set out on her own at the age of 26 and continued to train and rehabilitate dogs until meeting Dr. Lloyd through a mutual friend. She joined the Live Oak Veterinary Hospital team shortly afterward, and now serves the area’s pets and animal owners as a Veterinary Assistant. Kristina’s favorite part of her work is getting to meet a variety of pet personalities every day, and she also enjoys learning more about reptile and rodent companions.

Kristina lives in Beaufort and has two beautiful dogs of her own at home.
Maria Manzi
Veterinary Assistant, Groomer
Growing up in Massachusetts, Maria spent most of her free time out in the forest, exploring nature and observing all of the wild critters she could find. It wasn’t hard for her to develop a passion for animal care early on in life! When the opportunity arose for her to work with pets in the veterinary field here at Live Oak Veterinary Hospital, Maria jumped at the chance.

Maria serves as a Veterinary Assistant and groomer here at the hospital, and particularly enjoys helping with surgeries, soaking up knowledge from Dr. Lloyd and her fellow staff members, and spending one-on-one time with the patients who visit the clinic. If Maria can play a role in helping to extend the health and happiness of a beloved animal companion, she can go home with a smile on her face!

Maria and her fiancé have three wonderful children and share their lives with several dogs who join them for all family activities. Together, they enjoy walking, gardening, listening to music, and watching movies. When time permits between family life and her duties here at the hospital, Maria loves working as a live DJ. She’s been entertaining audiences for several years!
Jen
Receptionist
Nicki
Veterinary Assistant
Sabrina
Kennel Assistant
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    • Trudy RiceTrudy Rice

      Many thanks to Dr. Lloyd and her staff for the special care that they gave to our precious cat, Louis when he was so sick . We will never forget their care and compassion. Thank you so much for being there for Louis.

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    • Andrea CarterAndrea Carter

      Awesome clinic. Great vets!

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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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    • Justin MainJustin Main

      Great doctor and staff . Very accommodating for my 224lb English mastiff who is fearful. Extremely knowledgeable about all animals. Great prices. Very fair and very honest . Dr Lloyd is very patient with her patients and there humans :). She also removed a major tumor from my guinie pig. Big or small she fixed them all. My dog likes going there and although fearful he does pretty good compared to going anywhere else . I highly ,highly recommend this office. We have the best experience every time we go . My dog who doesn’t like anyone likes going there . Definitely a five star establishment

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    • Angela DorriesAngela Dorries

      Cholia the chihuahua was attacked by two unmonitored Mastiffs and Dr. Susan saved her leg! Cho was rushed to Beaufort immediately and Susan dropped what she was doing to assist in a time of need. The hospital is a clean and updated facility, which I would highly recommend her services!

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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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