We’re dedicated to your pet’s health.
Dr. Connie Hyler-Both – ” Doc” graduated from Michigan State University in 1984 and moved to West Virginia in 1986. She then opened the very first veterinary hospital in Summers County, New River Animal Hospital in July of 1988. She was also one of the founders of our humane society in Summers County. At work, Doc loves watching puppies and kittens grow and change over the years, making a positive difference in a pet’s life – improving health and behavior through education. “Doc” has devoted much of her life to the pets in our community and her goal is to continue to be a resource for as long as she is able. She and her husband, Dr. Dave share their home with a Newfoundland named “Hobie”, a Pekinese named “Leo”, 3 cats, a canary, and 5 horses. When she’s not at work, she loves reading, baking, horseback riding, and swimming.
Meet Our Team
Dr. Connie Hyler-Both AKA "Doc"
Owner / Veterinarian
” Doc” graduated from Michigan State University in 1984 and moved to West Virginia in 1986. She then opened the very first veterinary hospital in Summers County, New River Animal Hospital in July of 1988. She was also one of the founders of our humane society in Summers County. At work, Doc loves watching puppies and kittens grow and change over the years, making a positive difference in a pet’s life – improving health and behavior through education. “Doc” has devoted much of her life to the pets in our community and her goal is to continue to be a resource for as long as she is able. She and her husband, Dr. Dave share their home with a Newfoundland named “Hobie”, a Pekinese named “Leo”, 3 cats, a canary, and 5 horses. When she’s not at work, she loves reading, baking, horseback riding, and swimming.
Dr. Sarah Koressel
Dr. Sarah has been working with NRAH since 2013. She has been in veterinary medicine since 2005, graduating from Purdue University. Her favorite part of the job is meeting all types of different animals and helping people and their pets live fun and healthy lives. Dr. Koressel has a calming ability about her and is sure to make your visit with us rewarding. You can also take advantage of her Fear Free Certification!
At home, she has 4 cats, 1 dog and a snake.
When she’s not at work, she loves being active with her twin boys, outdoor endeavors, swimming, reading, and traveling.
Dr. Amy Kennedy
Ronielle has been with New River Animal Hospital for almost 15 years. She has a degree from WVU and several certifications but what makes her management style unique is that she has worked in every department in the hospital. She says, “Working in this industry is just as much about the people as it is their pets.” She aims to keep up with trends in vet-med to provide you with the best care possible for your pet. You will often find Ronielle outdoors with her sidekick, “Jessi” (her Goldendoodle), or enjoying a good book.
Professional Groomer & Veterinary Assistant
Betty shares life with her husband, daughter, 2 dogs, 4 cats and several fish. She enjoys “treasure” hunting, kayaking and spending time with family when not at work. Betty brings sunshine to all who encounter her smile.
Professional Groomer and Client Service Representative
When she’s not at work, she loves painting, being outdoors, and visiting the beach. Although Angie has been in this field for a very long time, she says she is always learning something new. Fun fact about Angie – She once owned a Siberian Tiger and a Black Mane Lion!
Kaylee has worked in the veterinary industry for almost 4 years but her experience with animals goes beyond that. As a teen, she participated in FFA and has experience with all sorts of animals including farm animals and reptiles. She is currently in vet tech school earning her degree and is also fear-free certified. She enjoys being able to help pets in need and creating lifelong connections with them. Although she has downsized her farm, she still has quite a few pets of her own including 3 dogs, 1 cat, 2 horses, a pot belly pig, and an emu named “Shemu” When away from work she enjoys gardening, hunting, small hobby farming, and horseback riding.
Candice is a true farm girl. She has 16 horses, 12 dogs, goats, cows, and chickens. But for now, she’s content working with cats and dogs at our clinic. She is currently working toward a certification in veterinary technology. From there, she may go on to Veterinary School for her Doctorate but is content with life at the moment. When she isn’t tending to her farm, she likes to hike and travel.
Soon, Kyndal will have her Veterinary Assistant Certification from the Academy of Careers and Technology. From there, she may decide to go on to veterinary school. For now, she’s happy working alongside the Veterinarian.
As a mom to her yellow lab, “Gracie” and cat, “Tito” she doesn’t feel that is challenging enough and someday wants a farm and several more animals to add to her family. The reason she chose to work in this field is that she “loves being around animals and helping them.”
Veterinary Assistant / Grooming Assistant
Emily is currently learning all areas of the hospital. She aspires to be a veterinary technician one day. She enjoys baking, shopping, hiking, and sightseeing. She says she loves helping animals as much as her knowledge and experience allows at this time. She is eager to learn more about animal health and your furry family member!
Briana is new to the grooming and vetmed world. She joins us in hopes to put her helping hands and big heart to use. She aspires to help give people and/or animals a better life experience. Her educational background is in sociology, psychology and social work. With that, in addition to the experience she gains from working here, she should achieve her goal.
In her free time she enjoys hiking, crafting and spending time with family, including her 3 furkids, Mika, Ozzy and Sammy.
She is eager to learn names and faces and the ins and outs of pet grooming!
Jessi is Ronielle’s 2-year-old Goldendoodle. She has been coming to work with her since she was 7 weeks old. She LOVES people and other pets and she couldn’t look more forward to your visit! Jessi is always happy, she never has a bad day. Her goal in life is to inspire and lift up everyone she meets. When she’s not working, she likes to go for walks, car rides and go on new adventures!
Our Junior Greeter
Sprockit is an old soul. Originating from the Kroger parking lot, he quickly earned his spot on our team. Sprodkit is known for his quiet personality. You can find him slowly wandering the hospital or lazing in an office chair.
Our Senior Greeter
Junkit is a fun cat. He came to us as a kitten in a cardboard box. To be the kitten that nobody wanted, everyone loves him now. He’s energetic and loving and he loves to check out all the cool pets that come to visit his home. He is full of personality. Not a cat person? We bet you’ll love this one!
Lizzie is the quiet kind; a touch-me-not. This pretty girl can be found sunbathing in the window. Her job is to keep Sprockit and Junkit in check. She says she doesn’t get paid enough for this job.
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.
Contact our friendly team today!
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