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Beacon Veterinary Hospital

Primary Location
101 Whitson Ave.
Swannanoa, NC 28778
Phone: 828-686-3828
Fax: 828-686-7093

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Quality of Health & Quality of Life

As your “other family doctor”, we will guide you in every aspect of your pet’s health and well-being.

Getting Started

Each patient-owner relationship is special, with a unique set of needs and requirements.

  • First, schedule your initial appointment by calling (828) 686-3828. Gather any pet history information you have along with your completed New Client form—copy and print this form at our New Clients page.
  • Next, browse through the topics below for some basic guidelines, perhaps jotting down any questions or concerns you have.
  • Then, bring your paperwork, questions, and concerns to your appointment with the doctor and together we will develop a health plan for your pet.
  • Last, schedule your next appointment before you leave our office, whether for vaccinations or medical follow-up—that way, you will secure a time that is most convenient for you and your pet.

Note: If you have limited access to a computer, or are uncomfortable with paperwork, call us for an appointment. We will complete your history when you arrive.

Adopting an Adult Pet

If you are adopting an adult pet (12 months of age or above) from a shelter or rescue group, congratulations—we commend you for taking in a pet that needs a home! These animals typically receive good veterinary care through their adoption organization, and are generally started on vaccines and a parasite control program by the time you have adopted them. Very often they are spayed or neutered, sometimes just prior to adoption. Occasionally, an adopted pet may have an undiagnosed medical problem or an unresolved behavior issue. We can help you identify any possible concerns and begin to resolve them immediately. Call us as soon as possible to schedule your new pet’s first check-up.

When you come for your appointment please bring us any paperwork you have from your rescue or shelter organization, including medical records and any history on the animal. This way we can help put together a health plan specifically tailored to your new pet’s needs.

If behavioral issues are a concern—from housetraining to fearfulness or aggression—our behavior advisor will work with you to help your new pet adjust to your home environment and lifestyle.

Finally, please read through our Puppies and Kittens page. The “healthy firsts” mentioned on that page will also apply to your new older pet.

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.” 
― Anatole France

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Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients! Learn more about all the services we provide. Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.


Testimonials from our wonderful clients!

"Not possible to improve! Dr. Guenther and his staff are very professional and welcoming. Cannot imagine receiveing better care anywhere else." -Dennis K. 2018

"Everything and everyone was perfect! Due to your professionalism, I wish I had made the switch to your hospital sooner. You are awesome and I'm so happy knowing my two babies will be under your care from this point on." Tangi P. 2018

"These folks really do CARE about the health of your pet. I didn't feel rushed in the least. The vet was willing to answer all my questions and take the time needed. I found their pricing to be extremely reasonable. We'll definitely use them for future needs and pet meds. THANKS for fitting us in unexpectedly. Milo and I send our " -Janet F. 2017 

"Beacon vet is the best ever! With a million questions with our first dog Mila & a million & 1 with our second Sig they have helped with everything. They have gone above & beyond the call of duty with our pets & I will always be grateful. Thank you beacon for always being extremely helpful, friendly, & patient with all of my questions & concerns! You guys rock!" -Emily S. 2017

"Thank you for all you do. My pups and kitties have always gotten the best care. And the staff is compassionate, helpful, and friendly. You have a hard job. If anyone is ever mean to you just let me know." -Susan P. 2017 

"One of the best vets I have been to. They really do care about your pet and the prices are really good!" -Julie S. 2017

"This is the best vet I have ever used. Patient, kind, and all about your furry friend. They take time and don't rust. Love this place!" Tina L. 2016

"They were really great with my dog, and the whole place was clean and well maintained. Will be returning in the future." -Ethan G. 2015

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  • 101 Whitson Ave. Swannanoa, NC 28778
  • 828-686-3828

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