Our Story

Dr. Connie Hyler-Both, a 1984 graduate of Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, moved to WV in 1988. In 1987, she was working for another practice that had a mobile clinic in Hinton, as there was no permanent practice there. She was approached by someone looking to sell a building that he thought would be a great location for a veterinary practice in Summers County. She had no idea that it would become New River Animal Hospital, but God did!

After much thought and prayer, it was decided to renovate the old store in Nimitz and start a veterinary hospital. Starting with a single employee, we’ve grown over time to proved jobs and employment for nine people. The years have had their ups and downs, including some major health challenges for Doc, but we have developed a loyal clientele and staff. We’ve expanded to provide surgery, digital radiology, dentistry, preventative medicine, laser therapy, boarding, and grooming,

In 2013, Dr. Sarah Koressel, a 2005 graduate of Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine joined our team in helping offer “our best for pets and their people.” Thirty years later, we’re still here, proudly serving the community with care and experience.

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We strive to provide complete care for our patients at our state-of-the-art hospital.


We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today!


We’re a team of dedicated professionals that put your pet’s health first.

Your preferred Nimitz veterinarian!

New River Animal Hospital is a modern small animal health facility dedicated to the well-being of pets as well as their owners. Our hospital has seen thousands of pets since opening in 1988.

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Our Address

7295 Beech Run Road
Nimitz, WV 25978
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Our Hours

Mon: 8:30 am-1:00 pm + 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
Tues: 8:30 am-1:00 pm + 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
Wed: 8:30 am-1:00 pm + 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
Thurs: 8:30 am-1:00 pm + 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
Fri: 8:30 am-1:00 pm + 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

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