Live Oak Veterinary Clinic
Phone: (940) 567-6311
3923 US Highway 380 W
Jacksboro, TX 76458

24 Hour Emergency

Mon-Fri - 8:00AM - 5:30PM

Saturday - 8:00AM - 12:00PM


Vicki Mann

Being raised with a ranching background, I have always had an interest in animals. I received my Associates Degree right out of high school, at that time becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician. Keeping my registration up with continuing education, I have gone from being a RVT to a Licensed Veterinary Technician. I feel blessed to be in a profession I truly enjoy. My husband and I have 2 sons. We recently added a daughter-in-law. Hobbies include baking and making jelly with my mother. I am also an active member of Live Oak Baptist Church.

Lyndsie Foster

I was born and raised in Princeville, Illinois. Growing up, I was very active in 4I-1 and FFA. I showed horses and was president of my FFA chapter. I attended Black Hawk College in Kewanee, IL where I received my Associates in Equine Science and Associates in Horse Science Technology. There, I was a member of the Intercolligent Horse Judging team and very active in ropings and barrel races that we hosted. Upon graduating in 2010, I took a job with Matt Miller Cutting Horses in Poolville, TX. After 2 years of hauling with them, I moved to Jacksboro and started working for Live Oak in June 2012. I am CVA certified Level 1 and am currently continuing my education online. The vet clinic, the clients and the patients are family to me and a definite home away from home. In my free time I enjoy riding horses, working cattle, shopping (of course) and spending time with friends. I have 3 pets. A perfect dachshund named Khloe, a black mouth curr dog and a cat.

Nina Besselaar

I was born in Moreno Valley California, I grew up in Bryson TX, but graduated from Jacksboro High School. I was actively involved in FFA; showing pigs and participating in CDE Judging Contest. I attended Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX. I have 2 dogs and 2 cats of my own. I enjoy cooking, hunting, fishing and painting. I recently got married in April of 2016. I started working for Live Oak Veterinary Clinic December 2014 and my life has been completely different ever since. I've learned so much by being here and not only do I get to be around animals every day and take care of them any way I can, but I get to have fun while I do it! I am CVA Level I certified and plan to continue my education with veterinary assistance. I am so very blessed to have this job and have gotten to meet so many great people along the way.

Britanny Parr

Been at Live Oak since October 2015. Love my job helping the animals in any way needed. I am currently working toward my CVA. I was born in Fort Worth, TX but have lived in the country my whole life. I grew up showing pigs, raising ducks and chickens, riding horses and working cows. I have 2 beautiful children, ages 4 and 2, who are my world and I love being able to share this experience with them.

Carolyn James

Carolyn is a Jacksboro native and has an associate degree in business mid-management from Amarillo College and then later attended the University of Houston. She spent most of her career in real estate and oil & gas, but retired from AT&T as a customer service representative. She joined the clinic in February as a receptionist. Georgia Peaches is a long haired miniature dachshund who rules at her house.

Maria Cruz

I am 31 years old and have been working for Live Oak Veterinary since January 2016. Working here has been a wonderful experience where I have learned and experienced to love and care for each of our patients while under our care. I love our working environment where everyone is friendly and willing to teach and learn in a collaborative manner. Personally enjoy caring for my furry friends but also like all other animals. Actually I am the owner of a beautiful brown Labrador Retriever, Callie, and I enjoy spending time with her. I am married and a mother of two wonderful teenagers and together we spend time fishing, playing, hiking, hunting and attending church, Casa de Oraion. In less than 9 months of working for this clinic I have grown to love Dr. Peter and Laura Armstrong (and my baby nephew Pierce), who have not only created a wonderful working place but also have been loving mentors who taught me so much.

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