Address: One Humane Way PO Box 250 Barboursville, WV 25504 View Map
Phone: 304-736-8555

About Us

Welcome to Help for Animals....Your Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic  Call us at 304-736-8555

Help For Animals Inc operates as a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization and was organized by our founder, the late Dorothy Cridlin, and a handful of volunteers for the purpose of curbing the pet overpopulation in the Tri-state area.

If you live in Barboursville or the surrounding area in WV, Ohio, or Kentucky, then you have picked the perfect site to find a veterinarian. Dr. Kelly Pinkston is a licensed veterinarian, treating all types of pets and animals. Your pet's health and well being is very important to us and we will take every step to give your pet the best possible care.

Dr Kelly Pinkston and Dr Brandy Jones can see pets here.

Help for Animals Clinic FAQ

How did you become interested in exotic animal medicine?
Initial love of reptiles. I grew up with guinea pigs, hamsters, mice and hermit crabs. Steve Erwin was my hero. I notices as an adult that there were not enough vet prof. knowledgeable enough to treat exotics.

What classifies as an exotic?
Small Mammals (chincillas, rabbits, rats, guinea pigs)
Reptiles (snakes, lizards, amphibians)
Avian (birds)

What exotics do you see?
Small mammals and reptiles mostly. (rodents, rabbits, ferrets)

What services do you offer?
Wellness visits, exotic ownership consults and treat outpatient illnesses. For those that need further diagnostics, imaging and medical care, we refer to Pawsitive Pet Care Clinic in Flatwoods, KY.

Any special things you want to tell owners or potential owners of exotics animals?
They all require their own unique and specialized care and habitats. Do your research before acquiring an exotic pet. They are not a pet to buy on a whime. Avians and many reptile species have the ability to outlive you. Always be careful where you buy your exotic pet from as well.

Help for Animals Clinic is primarily a high volume, low-cost, spay/neuter clinic. Kelly Pinkston is specially trained in state of the art spay/neuter procedures and has performed nearly 100,000 surgeries during her 28 years of practice. The Clinic also offers other veterinary needs such as vaccinations, wellness visits, parasite control, dental care, soft-tissue surgery, therapeutic and surgical laser procedures, etc. Dr. Pinkston can take care of most of your pet's general needs. Our newly remodeled clinic features a large waiting area, 3 examination / treatment rooms, and a full surgical suite to comfortably accommodate the needs of you pets and he or she can look forward to meeting their own Tri-State area veterinarian.

We have a number of resources for you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Browse around and look at our articles and pet videos. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention. If you want to ask a question call 304-736-8555 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our office is very easy to get to, and you can find directions on our Contact Us page. You can also subscribe to our newsletter which is created especially for Barboursville pet owners. In between your veterinary visits, your pet will benefit from you reading these free informative articles.
At Help for Animals Clinic, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Types Of Pets Seen

 We spay/neuter many types of pets:

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Rabbits
  • Pot-Belly & Tea Cup Pigs
  • Ferrets
  • Other Small Mammals ( please call regarding specific species )