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
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
She holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences from WVU Tech and is currently working on a MBA to further develop her skills and her team.
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!
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.
Professional Groomer and Client Service Representative
Angie has worked at New River Animal Hospital since 1999 as a professional dog and cat groomer and still loves every minute of it!
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.
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!
Jessica holds an Associate Degree in Science and Veterinary Technology. She has 2 years of experience in veterinary medicine. Although she doesn’t have any pets of her own yet, (yet being a keyword) yours will certainly be spoiled while in her care.
Her favorite part of working in the veterinary field is engaging with new puppies and being part of the reason pets make health improvements.
At home, she enjoys reading, hunting, crocheting, and exploring with her husband and three boys.
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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