Live Oak U

Live Oak Banlob-lou-logok strives to give back to and help the industries we serve. For us a key part of that is education.  The mission of Live Oak U is to promote practical, innovative business education within Live Oak Bank’s niche industries.  We hope to equip both current and future professionals in these fields with a better understanding of industry related business trends.

Our focus on education started within the veterinary space.  We began speaking at individual veterinary school campuses within the U.S., now expanding into continuing education events. By monitoring our portfolio of veterinary loans, we identify trends that emerge within the industry, and use these trends to shape the topics we address. We work very closely with the student run Veterinary Business Management Association (VBMA) to help provide quality business education to veterinary students.  Live Oak U seeks to function as a resource for veterinarians interested in business topics, specifically how to own and successfully run their own practice. Live Oak will ultimately expand this type of outreach to other industries we serve. Keep up to date with the latest from Live Oak U on Facebook and Twitter.


Jessica Trichel, DVM
Jessica Trichel, DVMEducational Outreach
Growing up riding horses, it was a natural fit for Jessica Trichel to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine from Louisiana State University. Now she is combining her specialized training with her love of education to lead Live Oak Bank’s educational outreach program for the bank’s niche industries, with an emphasis on veterinary medicine. Her goal is to inspire and educate medical professionals on how to use their specialized degrees to live out the American  dream of owning their own business.
Jim Mahan
Jim MahanConsultant
Jimmy is a lifelong teacher and educator, who graduated from Washington & Lee University in 2000, and joined the Live Oak team at its inception in 2007. Along the way, he was a teacher, coach, High School Principal, Kentucky Basketball Graduate Assistant, and full blown Comic-Con attendee. He out-kicked his coverage when he married his lovely wife Cathy, but his Great Dane, Kona, and Golden Retriever, Luke, help him around the house. Jimmy is now a consultant with Live Oak U as he is also pursuing a life long dream of helping orphaned children out in the mountains of North Carolina. He is still actively involved with helping to provide quality educational resources to the people Live Oak serves.

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