Our Veterinarians

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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    • Kristen Holt ThompsonKristen Holt Thompson

      The staff and Dr. Lloyd are amazing. They are caring and willing to go above and beyond for my dogs. They know each dogs personality and treats them like gold. We have all our dogs groomed there and I know they are cared for when they visit.

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Scott ZitoScott Zito

      wonderful caring group of people outstanding.they go above and beyond there duty loved staff

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    • Sylvie Renaud StyronSylvie Renaud Styron

      Extra tender care to my furry friends

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