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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Kristina HollingsworthKristina Hollingsworth

      dr. is very good with animals and cares alot

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    • Andrea CarterAndrea Carter

      Awesome clinic. Great vets!

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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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    • Dustin B.Dustin B.

      My family and myself have used live oak veterinary hospital for years and wouldn't go anywhere else! Susan and her entire staff take excellent care of our... Read More

    • 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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