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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    • Wendy Edwards DoublesWendy Edwards Doubles

      The expertise...dedication...warmth and so much more.
      EXACTLY, what we need when we bring our 4-legged family for care

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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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    • 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

    • Kristina HollingsworthKristina Hollingsworth

      dr. is very good with animals and cares alot

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    • Marcie DunnMarcie Dunn

      After moving to the area our pooch Marley sustained and injury. We found Live Oak on the internet and they had a same day appointment available and we immediately took him up there. Now two years later we still use them on a regular basis for all his veterinary care and boarding. The staff is very friendly and welcoming. Marley starts and ends his visit excited with his tail wagging. So glad we found this place.

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    • Catie DoddCatie Dodd

      Love the whole staff. Our dog actually has fun and looks forward to going! Super easy and quick about scheduling appointments. Love that they call to check in after major appointments.

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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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