Meet our Staff

Alexis Eppinett, Veterinary Nurse

Alexis is an invaluable asset to Live Oak Animal Hospital.  She is caring, compassionate and the one who keeps us organized. She is a graduate of Live Oak High School and is married to Joseph and has two daughters and one son. She also has 2 Siberian Huskies, 5 Pembroke Welsh Corgis, and 1 Pom-ski. Alexis enjoys art projects. If she has any time for relaxation, it’s usually spent painting or reading a good book.

Years in Practice: Since October 2007


Emily Farve, Veterinary Nurse

Emily has been a veterinary assistant since June 2020.  She moved to Watson from the Mississippi gulf coast in 2019 after graduating college with an associate degree in the arts and getting engaged to Collins.  Emily has two equine partners Mister and Hazer that she uses to compete in barrel racing.  Hazer is a 13-year-old roan gelding that she used for high school rodeos.  Mister is a 10-year-old bay gelding that she used for college rodeos.  These days Emily spends her time riding her horses, going to local barrel races, and working at Live Oak Animal Hospital.

Years in Practice: Since June 2020


Lindsay Tippett, Veterinary Nurse

Lindsay is a resident of Central City where she lives with her husband, Nick, and her two children, Winrie and Welsey.  She also has two dogs, Oreo and Maddy.  Lindsay received a certification in 2010 for veterinary assistance and has been taking care of large and small animals ever sense.  In her down time, she continues to study veterinary technology in hopes to become a registered veterinary technician.

Years in Practice: Since August 2021


Brittany Kennedy, Veterinary Nurse

Brittany joined the Live Oak Animal Hospital team in July 2020.  She has experience as a Veterinary Assistant with other clinics in Louisiana.  She is a Certified Dental Assistant, and has a Beauty School License, but her heart feels at home working with animals.  Brittany is a single mother of two girls.  They love spending their free time fishing, riding four wheelers, and tending to their mini farm they have at home, consisting of one horse, tons of chickens, 3 red eared slider turtles, a few goldfish, and the dove that she rescued from the clinic.

Years in Practice: Since July 2020


Christian Lala, Receptionist

Christian has been working with Live Oak Animal Hospital since 2018.  She does a wonderful job coordinating the flow through the hospital daily.  Christian is married to BJ and they have 3 awesome sons.  In her time away from the hospital she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.  They have three four-legged family members that they also enjoy spending time with.

Years in Practice: Since May 2018


Maddie Ware, Receptionist

Maddie is one of our receptionists at Live Oak Animal Hospital. She has a very outgoing personality and a warm presence to greet clients as they come into the office. She recently moved to Louisiana from Missouri with her husband, Dustin, and her Siberian husky, Jetsam.  When not working she enjoys taking long runs with Jetsam. She also enjoys spending time with her friends and swimming.

Maddie enjoys working at Live Oak Animal Hospital because she gets the opportunity to help our clients with their pets daily. Her future life goals include finishing her education in marine biology. She wishes to pursue a career in marine life rescue.

Years in Practice: Since November 2021