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LOCVS Staff

Doctor Tyler Lurthinger

Dr. Tyler W. Luthringer is the founder and owner of Live Oak County Veterinary Services. Dr. Luthringer was born and raised in Three Rivers, Texas and began his veterinary career in 2012 when he graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. After completing his Doctorate, Dr. Tyler worked at various mixed animal practices throughout Texas, before opening his own clinic back in his hometown in 2015. Dr. Tyler practices large and small animal medicine. However, he especially enjoys beef cattle medicine.

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Doctor Kate Jimerson

Dr. Kate Jimerson is originally from George West where she grew up and graduated high school. She attended Texas A&M University where she received her Bachelors degree in Animal Science. She was accepted into Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine where she graduated in May 2021. Dr. Jimerson recently moved back to south Texas and married her husband, Will Hussey. She enjoys working with both small and large animals. Dr. Jimerson is excited to start meeting you and your pets!

Your Office Manager/Technician

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Lauren Lee

I have worked at various veterinary clinics off and on for many years since high school as a CVA. I have always grown up around animals and loved the opportunity to nurse them back to health. I consider it a privilege to have been Dr. Luthringer's first technician and able to watch the clinic grow from a small, one room building to this amazing clinic today, with all the new technology. LOCVS is the perfect place for me to continue to practice my love for animals. In my spare time, I love spending it with with my 3 beautiful girls, reading a good book and keeping God first in our lives. Starting in 2023 I will be taking a step back from being a technician and will be focusing more on the administration side of the clinic. I have loved working with all the clients and animals here at LOCVS and will still step in as needed at any and all times to help out any fur-baby in need or just to lend a helping hand to any of our awesome technicians we have here! 

Your Receptionists

 Hi guys! My name is Kristalee, but everyone calls me “Krista” for short! I am originally from Orange Grove, but I moved to Three Rivers about 14 years ago and I've been here ever since! I graduated from Three Rivers High School, and I'm currently enrolled in college for nursing! In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and my friends. I also enjoy reading, hunting, giving my animals some cuddles, and taking naps! My biggest pride and joy is my sweet cocker spaniel puppy, "Archie!" I am SUPER excited about this job opportunity, but I'm most excited to meet everyone's furry friends!  

Kristalee Stutts

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Your Technicians 

I am originally from Olathe, KS where I was born and raised. I graduated from high school in Kansas and was enrolled in college to become an elementary teacher. Soon after starting at the clinic, I discovered I belonged in the veterinary profession. I have always had a passion for animals and couldn’t imagine not being surrounded by them. Family brought us to Beeville in Oct, 2022. Although we left family behind in Kansas, I quickly felt like I had another family here within the clinic and these small towns. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, significant other, and our 2 dogs, Lani and Colt.

Taylor White

 Hi, I'm McKenzie Retzloff, a dedicated veterinary technician at LOCVS with 2 1/2 years of valuable experience in the field. I find immense joy in being part of the process that helps our furry patients bounce back to their normal, healthy selves. I am committed to providing the best care possible, ensuring that every animal receives the attention and treatment they deserve. Outside of work, I cherish spending quality time with my family and friends. Additionally, I am currently pursuing my goal of becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) through ongoing education, further enhancing my ability to provide exceptional care to our animal companions. I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the compassionate team at LOCVS, and I look forward to meeting and caring for your beloved pets.

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McKenzie Retzloff

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Maria Johnston

Hi yall!! My name is Maria but most people call me Mary! I grew up right down the road in Ray Point, Texas and went to school in Three Rivers! I was raised on my family ranch and have been around all kinds of animals my entire life! I have my bachelor’s degree in Animal Science Pre-Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University - Kingsville and am currently applying to veterinary schools across the nation in hopes of achieving my ultimate goal of becoming a veterinarian. In my free time I enjoy barrel race, fishing, and painting! I am excited to meet all your fur babies and give the most excellent care and attention!!

Hey, y’all! My name is Jessica “Jess” and I am blessed to be working here in my hometown. I graduated from George West High School in 2013, then from Coastal Bend College with an associate degree in applied science and am currently working on a second associate degree in veterinary medicine to be a certified technician. I have been a veterinary technician for a little over three years now, originally trained at South Texas Veterinary Clinic in Beeville. I have always had a great love for animals and absolutely love what I do. I look forward to helping give your pets a long and healthy life. When I’m not at the clinic I am wrangling my two boys Lucas and Avery, my husband Nick, and our dog Otto. These boys definitely keep me busy when I’m not working, but when I have free time I love working on my art and getting into nature.

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Jessica Alonzo

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Your Kennel Technician 

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My name is Jo Enna (Joey) Cortez, I am the mother of three beautiful children. Kali, Kenzie, and Kegan.  I grew up around animals and developed a love for them so working here was right up my ally. I have three dogs, Lucy, Kaiser, and Maggie, and two cats, Oliver and River.  I have worked at LOVCS Clinic for over two years, and it has been a blast learning new things every day. In my spare time I love chasing my kids around to their sporting events, being outdoors and quiet time at home. 

Jo Enna Cortez

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