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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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At Beacon Veterinary Hospital, we focus on the health and well-being of your dog or cat. Our wellness approach results in a fulfilling life experience for both you and your pet by promoting your pet’s general health and vigor. This, combined with preventive care, early diagnosis and treatment of any medical conditions, and wellness programs enhance your relationship with your pet. Together we will make a plan that suits your needs and lifestyle which can lead to a long and joyful experience for you both.

Adopting a new dog or cat from a local rescue group or shelter? Beacon Veterinary Hospital supports your decision by offering free initial physical exams for those animals adopted from a rescue group or shelter. Simply call our office and share the good news—we will schedule your adoptee’s first free appointment right away.

General Medicine

Sometimes pets develop illnesses or injuries and need more than routine care. Dr. Guenther, experienced in emergency, shelter and general medicine, is skilled at detection and treatment of many diseases and conditions including:

  • Diseases of the kidneys, liver, and other internal organs
  • Thyroid, adrenal, and other endocrine diseases
  • Infectious diseases
  • Dermatology
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer treatment and chemotherapy
  • Pain management
  • Geriatric care

Our on-site laboratory services and digital x-ray equipment allow us to diagnose medical problems without delay, fill a prescription at our pharmacy, and send you home with the least amount of inconvenience for your pet or you. In the few cases when your prescription is not available on site, we will gladly call it into a pharmacy for you.


Occasionally pets require surgery, whether it is a simple spay or neuter, or a more complicated procedure. Dr. Guenther is an experienced soft tissue surgeon with a background in emergency, shelter, and general medicine. He is able to provide you with the excellence you need for your pet’s care. We screen all patients carefully for safety, and we tailor anesthetics to the needs of your pet. Pain management is an important part of every surgical intervention—compassionate and humane treatment is the hallmark of our program.

If your pet requires highly specialized surgery, or if you just want the comfort of a second opinion, we refer to the best: board certified surgeons and specialists.

"The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man."

-Charles Darwin

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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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