Lost River Animal Hospital, PLLC

"Making a Difference" Est 2004

Tina M. Keplinger
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Tina Keplinger was raised in Hardy County and graduated from East Hardy High School in 1993.  She attended West Virginia University and graduated with a Bachelors in Agriculture and a Masters in Agriculture in 1997 and 1998 respectively.  Dr. Keplinger then attended Tuskegee University in Alabama where she received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2003.  Dr. Keplinger worked at Mountain Empire Animal Hospital in Johnson City, TN for a year and a half before moving home to Hardy County and opening Lost River Animal Hospital in the Fall of 2004.  After returning to Hardy County Dr. Keplinger married her business partner Shane Keplinger and they have four children.   


Melissa J. Butts
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Missy grew up in Hardy County and is very excited to be home.  A MHS graduate of 1985 she then graduated from West Virginia University in 1998 with a BS in agriculture (Cum Laude).  She went on to the University of Georgia and was given her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1992.  

After having her own clinic in Moorefield, she went to Valley Emergency Clinic where she was Chief of Staff.  She then went on to a long career at Inwood Animal Center in Inwood, WV.

Her interest is small animals with preventative care and soft tissue surgery being her forte.  However, she can't imagine not caring for any type of animal, whatever they need.

She lives in Old Fields with her husband Larry and two boys, Gary and Dane.  She has a lot of critters including chickens, bees, a lizard, an evil bird and of course dogs and cats.