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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    • Kristina HollingsworthKristina Hollingsworth

      dr. is very good with animals and cares alot

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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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    • Sandy LandstromSandy Landstrom

      Love Dr. Lloyd at saw her at the emergency vet with Vito but we loved her compassion and bedside manner through his last week.

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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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    • 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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    • Sandy CraftSandy Craft

      Awesome service and staff is great!

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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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