Every day we are besieged with pet food advertisements, in magazines, newspapers and on television. Tens, if not hundreds, of millions of dollars are spent per year trying to convince us that thei ...View Article
Beacon Veterinary Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Swannanoa, NC
Call us at 828-686-3828
CLIENT ALERT: There have been two confirmed cases of Canine Influenza in the Asheville area. Canine Influenza (CIV) is a very contagious virus that can start with a fever and lead to pneumonia, and may mirror the symptoms of kennel cough. The canine influenza vaccine that is currently available has not been proven to protect against this particular strain of CIV, but is being rigorously tested. It will still, however, provide protection against the earlier strain of CIV (H3N8), and MAY provide protection against the new strain (H3N2). We recommend that all of our canine patients receive the CIV vaccine series (2 vaccines, 2-4 weeks apart), even if your dog does not have contact with other dogs. It is possible for humans to carry the virus on their clothing, then introduce it into the household (the virus can live for 24 hours in the environment). Please view the following information from the AVMA, and call us (828-686-3828) with questions or to schedule an appointment.
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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 of our animals, our environment, and our community.
In the heart of historic downtown Swannanoa against the inspirational backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Beacon Veterinary Hospital is situated 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.
But there’s more: 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 a symbol of our commitment to you. We invite you to explore these pages and get acquainted, to learn why you will want us as “your other family doctor”.
At Beacon Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.
The Staff at Beacon Veterinary Hospital
Swannanoa Veterinarian | Beacon Veterinary Hospital | 828-686-3828
101 Whitson Ave.
Swannanoa, NC 28778
"Our task must be to free ourselves…by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty."
— Albert Einstein
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