Veterinary Associates

3717 E Cumberland Rd
Bluefield, WV 24701



Dr. Joseph Blair

Dr. Joseph Blair:

Dr. Joe Blair obtained his DVM degree from the University of Georgia in May of 1999. He began his career as a veterinarian in Charleston, WV and started at Veterinary Associates in January 2007. A long time WV resident, Dr. Blair has a lovely wife Monica and two boys, Ray and Simon. Several fur babies round out the crew. The Blair household is taking up the adventure of camping, bringing their love of the outdoors to coordinate with their very important family time. Dr. Blair also enjoys mountain biking and plays the tuba in the town band.



Dr. Deidre Crutchfiled, DVM:

Hi, I’m Deidre Crutchfield, DVM. I am originally from Princeton and started my veterinary career at Veterinary Associates in. I earned my BS in Biology at Bluefield College and recently earned my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. I am glad to be back home helping the animals in the Bluefield/Princeton area.


Office Staff

Rhonda Hodock - Practice Manager:

Rhonda is our practice manager and brings 28 years of clinical management and genuine passion to animal health. Rhonda is responsible for coordinating all aspects of our hospitals operations. These include, personnel management, training, overseeing daily operations, staff scheduling, compliance, medical supplies, pharmaceuticals and facility maintenance. Rhonda also supports the doctors in establishing protocols ensuring your pets are healthy and happy.



Receptionist- Amanda Vance

I have been with Veterinary Associates since 2004. I love working with all the animals and taking care of them. I reside in Princeton with my dog Zippo.


Brittany Burnopp -Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant:

In August of 2008, Brittany began working at Veterinary Associates as an assistant. Brittany's love of all things living makes her a perfect addition to our staff. She currently resides in Bluefield with her fur-babies.


 Tracy Whitt- Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant:

Tracy began working with animals right out of high school, and has spent the last 25 years providing care, love and homes for many different animals. Some big, some small. With tails, without tails. With fur, without fur. She loves them all. Raising orphaned babies is her area of specialty. Being able to give these precious ones a fighting chance at life is her life goal. As a receptionist or veterinary assistant, Tracy strives to provide quality care and service to pets and owners in Southern West Virginia.  


Yoshiko Gibson - Veterinary Assistant:

Yoshiko has always been passionate about animals and their well being. So in October of 1998 she began working as a kennel assistant at a Veterinary Hospital in Va. Beach Va. Shortly after she started working as a veterinary assistant with the same hospital where she continued to work until October 2008. That is when she moved with her family to Pocahontas Va. In November of 2008 she started working at Veterinary Associates as a veterinary assistant. Currently she still enjoys pets and pet owners with Veterinary Associates.


Ashleigh Price - Veterinary Assistant:

Ashleigh Price is pursuing a career to become a veterinarian. She graduated from Concord College in 2014 with a degree in biology and joined Veterinary Associates in September 2017. Ashleigh's fur children include 4 year old Barkleigh and a rather interesting cat, Links. He jumped on Ashleigh's car, hitching a ride from Athens to Princeton. Links and Ashleigh have been happily ever after since the stowaway incident.


      Savannah Smith                          

Savannah Smith - Veterinary Assistant:

My name is Savannah and I became a member of the Veterinary Associates staff in February of 2008. I started here as a high school student volunteering for a school project. I have one four legged child, a cat name Stella, who I rescued from a winter weather storm in 2009.


Kimberly Gills- Veterinary Assistant:

"My name is Kim, I have been with Veterinary Associates for a little over 2 years now.  My family & I moved to the area 5 years ago from Ohio where I had worked at veterinary clinic for 6 years.  I have so much love for all types of animals. When I'm not at work my husband & I enjoy motorcycle riding, riding 4-wheeler's & having family time with our son that has cerebral palsy.  I can honestly say I love my job & look forward to taking care of your pets.