Meet our amazing veterinary team!
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Dr. Michael Sheffield, Owner/DVM
Dr. Michael Sheffield is a native of Long Beach, MS. He attended the University of Southern Mississippi where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Science with a minor in chemistry. In 2009, he received his Doctorate from the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Since graduating, Dr. Sheffield has worked as an emergency/critical care veterinarian for Rehm Animal Clinic in Mobile, AL – providing him with invaluable experience in handling critical patients. He has a special interest in animal behavior, veterinary soft tissue, orthopedic surgery, and abdominal ultrasound. While working in Mobile, Dr. Sheffield remained an active volunteer in the community working closely with the Josh Project and USA’s Children’s and Women’s Hospital raising over $2500 that provided books and plush dogs to hospitalized children. He also worked very closely with the Animal Rescue Foundation caring for many of their homeless pets. He is an active member of the MVMA and AVMA. He enjoys spending his free time with outdoor activities such as hunting, kayaking, hiking, and fishing; and is a long-time New Orleans Saints fan. WHO DAT! Dr. Michael Sheffield and Kristy were married on August 2nd of 2014. Together they share their home with a rescue cat: Jack; and 3 rescue dogs: Ripley (Great Dane Mix), Nova (German Shepherd/Lab Mix), and Sherlock Bones (Foxhound/Boxer Mix). Dr. Sheffield and Kristy have 2 human children: Julia (November 2018) and Everett (February 2021). As of May 2016 – Doctor Sheffield was the first veterinarian in the MS Gulf Coast area to be Fear Free Certified as well as certified in Low-Stress Handling! For more information on the Fear Free initiative, visit FearFreePets.com.
Practice Manager/Medical Care Team
Growing up in Mobile, AL, Kristy’s love for animals began to develop into a career with her first job at B & B Pet Stop, which allowed her to learn to care for and work with various types of pets from dogs and cats to large snakes and lizards, beautiful birds, small exotics, and tropical fish. Kristy began working in the veterinary field at the age of 16, starting as an assistant, later being trained as a Technician, and lastly developing into a supervisory role. Kristy has a special interest in animal training and behavior modification and has completed the University of South Alabama’s Applied Behavior Analysis program and practicum. Kristy has also trained and certified several personal dogs through both the Canine Good Citizen test and Delta Society Therapy Pet Program. Kristy enjoys spending her free time outdoors and creating mixed-media art. Dr. Michael Sheffield and Kristy were married on August 2nd of 2014. Together they share their home with their cat Jack; 3 dogs: Ripley (Great Dane Mix), Nova (German Shepherd/Lab Mix), and Sherlock Bones (Boxer/Hound Mix). Dr. Sheffield and Kristy have 2 human children: Julia (November 2018) and Everett (February 2021). Kristy is Low-Stress Handling and Fear Free Certified.
Medical Care Team
Erin has been a Mississippi Gulf Coast resident all her life. She has been fascinated with animals of all kinds from a young age. She grew up on 3-T Ranch in Vancleave where they raise registered Woods Texas Longhorns. When she was younger, she would compete in rodeo competitions such as team penning and team sorting. She is very involved with Jackson County Animal shelter as a volunteer/foster mom for many rescue animals. She also has multiple pets of her own, all of which were rescued either from the shelter or from bad situations. 4 dogs (Sugar, Bandit, Foxee, and Bindi), 3 inside cats (Wednesday, Wilson, and Stormy), 2 horses (Smoke and Dusty), 4 mini horses (Banjo, Bonnie, Rain, and Bailey),1 Nigerian dwarf goat (Buttercup), and 2 pot belly pigs (Rock and Jingle), 1 goose (Goosegoose), 1 rabbit ( Marshmallow), and 4 Peking ducks. She is also a mother to 2 human kids, Asher and Axel.
Client Care Team
Karen was born in Massachusetts but raised in California where she met her soulmate of 22 years. She has five human children and 5 fur children– Gussman, Harleigh, Rocky, Ellie Mae, and Rawlins. She moved to the Gulf Coast in 2014 from St. Mary’s, Georgia. In her free time, she enjoys traveling the country with her family, visiting her oldest at UVA, and taking the kids to their many softball/baseball tournaments across the United States.
Certified Veterinary Technologist/Medical Care Team
Brianna joined the Lakeview Team in 2016. She has been a lifelong resident of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. She graduated in 2017 from Mississippi State University with a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medical Technology. Shortly after graduating, she became a Certified Veterinary Technologist after taking the national and state exams. She is also Fear Free certified and Low-Stress Handling certified. She loves to spend time giving attention to cats and kittens. She also enjoys going to Disneyworld, going on the boat, playing softball, and fostering litters of kittens for Jackson County Animal Shelter. She has 2 cats: Jackson and Harry.
Medical Care Team
Brooke has been a lifelong resident of south Mississippi. She graduated from Gautier High School in 2020. She joined the Lakeview team in April 2022 as an assistant/receptionist and has worked her way up to vet tech in training. She has 2 dogs named Pico and Scrappy, and a cat named CeCe. She enjoys traveling with her husband and finding new things to experience.
Medical Care Team
Welcome to Lakeview Animal Hospital!
We proudly serve the pets of D'Iberville, Ocean Springs, Vancleave, Biloxi, St. Martin, Woolmarket, Latimer, and Gulfport.
Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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