We’re dedicated to your pet’s health.
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 said 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’be grown over time to provide jobs and employment for 9 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. We treat your pets like family.
Meet Our Team
Dr. Connie Hyler-Both AKA "Doc"
Owner / Veterinarian
At work, Doc loves playing with new babies, making a positive difference in a pet’s life – whether improving behavior, health or situation for pets and their people. “Doc” has a true calling in the veterinary field and really connects with clients and their furbabies.
At home, she has a Newfoundland puppy named Hobie, cats, birds, horses and chickens.
When she’s not at work, she loves reading, baking, horseback riding, and swimming.
Dr. Sarah Koressel
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.
Practice Manager & Social Media/Event Coordinator
Her favorite part of her job is witnessing the effect pets have on their humans. You will get a pleasant vibe when meeting Ronielle. You’ll know that her heart is in this field for the pets, the people and her team.
At home, she shares her life with 2 cats.
In her spare time, she loves photography, reading, yoga and outdoor endeavors.
At home, she shares her life with her 2 dogs, Jack & Jill.
When she’s not at work, she loves shopping and family time!
Assistant Practice Manager/Veterinary Assistant
At home, Wendy has four dogs and a cat.
When she’s not doing rescue work she enjoys reading and writing.
Professional Groomer & Veterinary Assistant
Betty has spent 20 years in veterinary medicine and all of them have been here at New River Animal Hospital.
Her favorite part of work is seeing all of the happy clients and pets! And of course, working so close to her home.
She shares her life with two rabbits, two dogs, four cats, and a fish. All of them range from 1-12 years of age, a solid mix of old and young.
In her spare time, she loves cooking, photography, walking, hiking, traveling, swimming, and the beach.
Her favorite part of her job is seeing all of the different breeds that come in, and seeing her grooming transformations. Angie will guide you through home care in between grooming appointments and is able to answer any questions you may have.
She shares her home with 2 cats.
When she’s not at work, she loves hiking, crochet and crafting.
Animal Care Specialist/Receptionist
She has 2 cats and 2 dogs, herself.
When she isn’t rescuing animals, she is spending her time with family. She also loves crafting with her cricut.
Certified Veterinary Assistant
At home she has several of her own, including 3 dogs, 1 cat, a leopard gecko and even a chinchilla.
When not at work she enjoys hiking, kayaking and adventuring outdoors with her furbabies.
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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