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Meet our amazing veterinary team!

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Meet Dr. Sheffield

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 2 rescue dogs: Nova (German Shepherd/Lab Mix), and Sherlock Bones (Foxhound/Boxer Mix). Dr. Sheffield and Kristy have 3 human children: Julia (November 2018) and Everett (February 2021), and Audrey. 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.

Meet Dr. Sheffield

Dr. Christine Longo, Part Time DVM

Dr. Christine Longo attended Auburn University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree. She worked for several years at Dow Chemical before deciding to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian. While at Dow, she received a Master of Business Administration and learned how to teach Quality Performance to teams. Dr. Longo is a 2005 graduate of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. As a veterinarian she believes that although not patients can be cured, all deserve kindness and comfort. She strives to continually improve and grow and has always loved seeing her team members do the same.
In the veterinary field Dr. Longo has been a CSR, veterinary assistant, large animal ICU technician, mixed animal veterinarian, small animal general practitioner and relief veterinarian. She has even worked on exotic pets and wildlife, and been a pig caretaker for a research branch of the DeBakey Institute at Texas A&M. Dr. Longo is a Fear Free Practice Certification Consultant, Low Stress Handling Certified, FFCP-Elite, and Feline Friendly – AAFP.
Dr. Longo grew up in Waveland and is the youngest of six children. Her remaining brothers and sisters continue to live along the Mississippi Gulf coast. She enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her husband Richard, two rescued dogs named Phinn and Patti, and two formerly feral (now very pampered) cats, Snippy and George. She loves reading, travel, riding horses, live theater, outdoor activities and being on both sides of the camera.
Meet Kristy

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 2 dogs: Nova (German Shepherd/Lab Mix), and Sherlock Bones (Boxer/Hound Mix). Dr. Sheffield and Kristy have 3 human children: Julia (November 2018) and Everett (February 2021), and Audrey. Kristy is Low-Stress Handling and Fear Free Certified.

Meet Erin

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.

Meet Karen

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.

Meet Bri

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.

Meet Maggi

Medical Care Team

Maggi has called the Mississippi Gulf Coast her home her whole life. She graduated from Mississippi State University in 2018 with her Bachelors of Science degree. She has always had a passion for animals and knew this field was right for her. She joined our team as a volunteer in 2015 while attending college. Following her graduation, she joined our team full time as a medical care team member. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family on the boat, fostering for Tired Dog Rescue, and watching cheesy Netflix movies. She has one dog named Romi.

Meet Toby

Medical Care Team

Toby joined the Lakeview team in 2015. He has been a Gulf Coast resident for over 10 years. He graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. He has a bearded dragon named Marley. He enjoys traveling, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, and going to the gym during his spare time.

Meet Brooke

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 a cat named CeCe. She enjoys traveling with her husband and finding new things to experience.

Meet Melody, CVT

Certified Veterinary Technologist/Medical Care Team

Melody has been a resident of the Mississippi Gulf Coast her whole life. She joined the Lakeview team in June 2022 after graduating from Mississippi State University in May with a Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Medical Technology. She is a board certified veterinary technologist. Melody is also Fear Free Certified. She has 3 fur babies of her own, Tater, Nala, and Murphy. In her free time, she enjoys Brazilian Jiu jitsu and floundering.
Meet Melody, CVT

Pet Care Team

Mikaila joined the Lakeview team in 2020. She graduated in 2023 from the University of Virginia with a Bachelors degree in Cognitive Science. She is currently pursuing a masters degree at the University of Southern Miss in Sports management. She has two dogs Maisley Jeane and Rawlins. She enjoys playing and spending time with dogs, as well as doing outdoor activities with family and friends.
Meet Julia

Pet Care Team

Julia moved to Mississippi in the summer of 2021 and graduated from high school in 2022. She is currently a sophomore at Mississippi State University. Julia started shadowing at Lakeview in January 2023 and was hired as an assistant at the beginning of the summer. She has a dog named Fergus and two cats named George and Augie. Julia enjoys spending time with her family and going to the beach.
Meet Laura

Pet Care Team

Laura joined the Lakeview Team as a Veterinary Assistant in 2022. She has been a lifelong resident of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. In 2022, she graduated from Mississippi State University with a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Fisheries and Aquaculture, focusing on Veterinary Medicine. She shares her home with two cats, two dogs, and a horse named Saylah. Her love for animals is matched by her appreciation for family. Outside of work, she finds joy in fishing, reading, hiking with her dogs, horseback riding, and traveling.

Welcome to Lakeview Animal Hospital!

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

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Phone: 228-207-6864
Fax: 228-207-7119
Email: [email protected]

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11505 Cinema Dr. Suite #12
D'Iberville, MS 39540
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Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sun: Closed

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