Help For Animals


We are proud to announce a partnership with Purina an offer your beloved pets PRESCRIPTION food needs . Plus they have some amazing deals Just click the link below

Our Clinic Identification number is when setting up an account with Purina is: QB61W

The Cats House Adoption Center

****Fall Sale****

Kittens- $60.00

2 kittens- $110.00

Adults -$55.00

This includes the kittens/cats being spayed or neutered, fully vaccinated, wormed, current on flea prevention, and Felv/
FIV tested ( all negative for both ). When adopting one of our sweet babies, we will waive the office visit fee for 6 months and receive an extra dose of their monthly flea prevention!!

So come on down and see us!! We are open Monday through Thursday 8:30 am-5:00 pm, and Fridays 8:30 am- 12:00 pm.

We hope to see you soon!!


Help For Animals Inc operates as a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization that 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.

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 160,000 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 laser procedures, and more. 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 your 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 have any questions please do not hesitate to 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.


Dr. Kelly Pinkston DVM, and her late beloved Hija.

Dr. Kelly Pinkston DVM, and her late beloved Hija.

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One Humane Way

Barboursville, Wv 25504

(304) 736-8555

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Areas of Practice

Common Issues

Veterinary care is crucial and effective for a wide variety of conditions. The following is a partial list of some of the most common. If you do not see your pet's specific condition listed, we encourage you to give us a call so we can personally address your particular concerns.

veterinary resources

Help for Animals Clinic is aware of the vast amount of information available on the internet.  Our team has taken the time and evaluated the following sites.  We trust the information the listed websites provide to you, our client, and member of our family. 

New Patients

Veterinary care is crucial and effective for a wide variety of conditions. The following is a partial list of some of the most common. If you do not see your pet's specific condition listed, we encourage you to give us a call so we can personally address your particular concerns..

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Today's veterinarians are in the unique position of being the only doctors educated to protect the health of both animals and people. They are not only educated to meet the health needs of every species of animal but they play an important role in environmental protection, food safety, and public health.

Payment Options

Payment is expected when services are rendered. In order to focus on our patients' needs, customer service and minimizing costs, we do not bill. Effective June 8, 2016 we will no longer accept checks for payment. We accept cash, all major credit cards as well as Care Credit.


Currently at the Help for Animals Clinic, we have a number of kittens and cats that are up for adoption. Please come by the clinic at One Humane Way, Barboursville Wv to see them all. All adoption kittens and cats have been vaccinated, spayed or neuter, dewormed, and tested for FIV/Felv.

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Contact Us

Use the form below to contact us regarding all your enquiries. Please be as detailed as possible. Include your pets speices, name  along with any specific issues they are having. To help us best service your pet, we recommend that you first describe the issue you’re having before telling us what you want to achieve. You may also email or call us to make an appointment.

For job opportunities, please email us your resume. We’re always looking for new and exceptional talent to lead the firm into uncharted fields of practice.

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