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Dr. Michael Sheffield, Owner/DVM

Dr. Michael Sheffield is a native of Long Beach, MS. He attended Univeristy 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 with 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 the hospitalized children. He also worked very closely with 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 kayaking, hiking, and fishing; and is a long time New Orleans Saints fan. WHO DAT! Dr. Michael Sheffield and Kristy were married August 2nd of 2014. Together they share their home with 3 rescue cats: Cleo, Gary, and Jack; and 4 rescue dogs: Solie (Pit Mix), Ripley (Great Dane Mix), Nova (German Shepherd/Lab Mix), and Sherlock Bones (Foxhound/Boxer Mix). Dr Sheffield and Kristy also share their passion for aquatic life and to date have three planted fish tanks and two saltwater reef tanks. Dr. Sheffield and Kristy are expecting their first child December 2nd 2018.

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. 

Office Manager/Medical Care Team/Animal Behavior Specialist

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 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. Growing up in Mobile, AL Kristy enjoys spending her free time being outdoors and creating mixed media art. Dr. Michael Sheffield and Kristy were married August 2nd of 2014. Together they share their home with their cat Jack; four dogs: Ripley (Great Dane Mix), and Nova (German Shepherd/Lab Mix), Sherlock Bones (Boxer/Hound Mix), and Grady (Toy Poodle). Kristy and Dr Sheffield also share their passion for aquatic life and to date have three planted fish tanks, two saltwater reef tanks, and two nano reef tanks. Dr. Sheffield and Kristy welcomed the birth of their first child, Julia, in November 2019.

Kristy is Low Stress Handling and Fear Free Certified.

Client Care Team

Jessica, originally from Las Vegas, grew up in a military household moving quite often. She eventually ended up in Florida where she met her husband Tim, who ironically is also in the military and has continued to move around a bit since then. They have been stationed here in Mississippi for the past five years and love the Gulf Coast lifestyle. Jessica has one human son, Joshua who is almost 14 years old, and is a mommy to many fur babies. In her free time, Jessica is a foster and volunteer for Tired Dog Rescue (and is a self admitted Foster Failure), she also enjoys running marathons and exploring the wide variety of food our community has to offer.

Client Care Team

Karen was born in Massachusetts but raised in California where she met her soulmate of 19 years. She has five children ranging in ages from nine to eighteen and three fur-children – Sadie (an English Mastiff), Gussman (a Poodle mix), and Harleigh (a Goldendoodle). She moved to the Gulfcoast 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.

Reagan

Patient Care Team

Bio coming soon!

Client Care Team

Meet Erica, born and raised here on the coast she developed her love for animals very early on. From dogs, cats, horses, and even the occasional turtle she helps cross the road, her passion is strong. She is the mother of 3 children Zoe, Eva, and Jaxton while also raising her 4 furbabies (Zeus, McCoy, River, and Neptune) and her one finbaby (Fishy). When not working she is an avid gamer. She had always dreamed of working with animals and since starting at Lakeview Animal Hospital, she has worked with Tired Dog Rescue and adopted 2 of her dogs through the program and helped foster others while waiting to find their permanent home. She loves her job and thoroughly enjoys being involved in animals and their parents’ lives.

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. Animal planet was the only TV network she would watch and still the only one. She grew up on 3-T Ranch in Vancleave where they raise registered Woods Texas Longhorns and when she was younger, where she would compete in rodeo competitions such as team penning and team sorting.She is currently enrolled at the university of sourthern MS as a junior and her major is in environmental science. She is very involved with Jackson County Animal shelter as a volunteer/foster mom for many rescue animals. In the 3 1/2 years she has been a foster, she has fostered and adopted out over 200 cats/kittens and 30 something dogs/puppies. She also has multiple furbabies of her own all of which were rescued either from the shelter or from bad situations, 7 dogs ( Sugar-chi/heeler mix, Cash- beagle mix, Bandit- rat terrier/chi mix, Raptor- pit mix, Foxee- Heeler, Bindi-Pom, Riggs-Pom), 1 inside cat Wednesday and close to 20 outside cats that live at the barn/garage and are all shelter kitties adopted to make some space and love it outside,3 horses ( Alibi, Smoke, and Dusty), 3 mini horses ( Banjo, Bonnie, and Bailey), 5 goats ( Nugget, Buttercup, Mickey, Billy, and Minnie), and 2 pot belly pigs ( Rock And Jingle), 1 goose ( Goosegoose), 2 rabbits ( Marshmellow, Honey), 1 bottle fed cow that thinks he’s a dog ( Mookie)

Licensed Veterinary Technician/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 Technician and she recently became Low-Stress Handling certified. She loves to spend time giving attention to cats and kittens. She also enjoys going to Disneyworld, playing sports when she has the chance, and fostering litters of kittens for Jackson County Animal Shelter. She has 2 dogs named Bear and Nola, and 2 cats named Jackson and Rajah.

Toby

Pet Care Team

Bio coming soon!

Patient Care Team

Maggi was born and raised on the Gulf Coast. She graduated from Mississippi State University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science degree and a minor in Microbiology.  Maggi started volunteering with us in 2015 while she was still in college and joined our team full-time in 2017. She is currently applying to Veterinary school to hopefully fulfill her lifelong dream as a veterinarian. Maggi enjoys running 10ks with her dad and riding on the boat with her family and two dogs, Romi and Geezi.

Pet Care Team

Julie was born and raised in Gulfport. Even at a young age, Julie had a passion for animals and her favorite pastime is still spending time with her furry friends. Working for a veterinarian has always been Julie’s dream job and she hopes to further her education by pursuing a degree as a certified veterinary technician.

Welcome to Lakeview Animal Hospital!

We proudly serve the pets of D'Iberville, Ocean Springs, Vancleave, Biloxi, St. Martin, Woolmarket, Latimer, and Gulfport.

Contact Us

Phone: 228-207-6864
Fax: 228-207-7119
Email: info@lakeviewah.com

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11505 Cinema Dr. Suite #12
D'Iberville, MS 39540
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Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sun: Closed

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