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
Maddie Ware, Veterinary Nurse
Maddie is one of our veterinary nurses 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
Lauren Harris, Veterinary Nurse
Lauren has been working in the veterinary field since July 2012. She is a veterinary technician having attained her degree in Veterinary Technology from Northshore Technical Community College. Lauren has a black and white paint gelding named Levi. She has competed with him in Western Riding events throughout south Louisiana. She also has 2 miniature horses, Hope and Angel, that she uses for therapy horses. Angel is a certified therapy horse that she takes to visit sick persons, especially children. She loves seeing the excitement on the children’s faces when visiting the hospitals. Finally, she has 2 poodles named Paris and Zoey. Like most of us, her dogs are very spoiled and think they are 4-legged people. In her free time Lauren is involved in her church and enjoys helping her parents and grandparents. She also enjoys “hanging out” at the barn teaching the miniature horses new tricks.
Years in Practice: Since May 2022
Gracie Pope, Veterinary Nurse
Gracie has been working in the veterinary field since 2020. She started working as a kennel technician, followed by working as a receptionist and is now working as a veterinary technician. She is enrolled with Penn Foster College working toward a degree in Veterinary Technology. Gracie has 2 canine companions named Remington and Ace. Remington is a German Shepherd mix that is 3 years old. When he was 3 months old, he was diagnosed with parvo, and she was able to help nurse him back to health. This was her motivation to work in the veterinary field. Ace is a Pitbull, and he is also 3 years old. Gracie adopted him when he was around 1 ½ years old. When not working Gracie enjoys spending time outdoors. She enjoys playing in the water with her furry family members. She also enjoys her indoor time cuddling with her dogs while watching TV.
Years in Practice: Since July 2022