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Welcome to Beacon Veterinary Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Swannanoa,NC
Call us at 828-686-3828


At Beacon Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are!

Beacon Veterinary Hospital is more than just pet care. We pride ourselves on taking an alternate approach -- one that blends extraordinary pet care with your family’s needs and lifestyle, acting as good stewards for our animals, our environment, and our community.

In the heart of historic downtown Swannanoa, against the gorgeous backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Beacon Veterinary Hospital is nestled between the famous North Carolina artisan communities of Asheville and Black Mountain. As part of this community, we recognize the rich historic nature of our building and the region. Our name is, in part, a tribute to this area’s historical treasure: the Beacon Blanket.

Light from a Beacon guides travelers safely on their journeys, or it can be used to celebrate life’s special moments. Through either turbulence or celebration, the Beacon is constant and unwavering, warm and inviting, joyful and safe. In this way, we see the Beacon as the perfect symbol of our commitment to you and your pet! We invite you to explore these pages and get acquainted, to learn why you will want us as “your other family doctor!"

Pet Spotlight

Royal is our July Pet of the Month! 

Isn't he regal??

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Send us a picture of your furry friend for a chance to be our next

Pet of the Month!

Check out our NEW online pharmacy! Offering numerous trusted products from a safe and reliable source: your veterinarian! 

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule


8:00 am-5:30 pm


8:00 am-5:30 pm


8:00 am-5:30 pm


8:00 am-7:00 pm


8:00 am-5:30 pm





Meet Our Staff

Visit our "About Us" Page for more details on our wonderful team!

  • Cameron Nickerson- Director of Janitorial Services
  • Janet Pepin Schallhorn, RVT- Veterinary Nurse
  • Audria Pace, RVT- Veterinary Nurse
  • Thea Haralampous, Client Relations / Receptionist
  • Carmen Fenwick, Client Relations / Receptionist
  • Jennifer Jones, CVPM - Practice Manager
  • Dr. Jim Guenther, DVM - Medical Director/Owner


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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "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
  • "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

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