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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Sandy CraftSandy Craft

      Awesome service and staff is great!

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    • Timothy G.Timothy G.

      They go a great job and very caring Read More