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Beacon Veterinary Hospital

Your other family doctor!
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!

Pudgie is our March Pet of the Month! Isn't she adorable??

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Pet of the Month!

Poison Prevention

The third week of March is Poison Prevention Week, and we want to highlight it's importance! 

If you think your pet may have ingested something poisonous, the best plan of action is to call your veterinarian immediately. If it is a weekend or after hours, you should call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center hotline at 1-888-426-4435 or the Pet Poison Helpline at 1-855-764-7661.

Understanding what potential harmful poisons exist in your home and yard is the first step to keeping your pet safe.  Some of them are very obvious and others might be new to you. 

Here’s the top ten pet poison list for dogs and cats from the Pet Poison Helpline; the lists are based on what they most frequently get calls about. Keep in mind that some of these listed are very toxic, while some are minimally toxic. When in doubt, call your vet or poison control to make sure there won’t be a problem. Take special care to keep these toxins out of your pet’s reach and pet-proof your house!


  1. Chocolate
  2. Mouse and Rat Poisons (rodenticides)
  3. Vitamins and Minerals (e.g., Vitamin D3, iron, etc.)
  4. NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.)
  5. Cardiac Medications (e.g., calcium channel blockers, beta-blockers, etc.)
  6. Cold and Allergy Medications (e.g., pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine, etc.)
  7. Antidepressants (e.g., selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors)
  8. Xylitol (common in toothpaste and chewing gum – read your labels to ensure your pet is safe!)
  9. Acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol)
  10. Caffeine Pills


  1. Topical spot-on insecticides
  2. Household Cleaners
  3. Antidepressants
  4. Lilies
  5. Insoluble Oxalate Plants (e.g., Dieffenbachia, Philodendron, etc.)
  6. Human and Veterinary NSAIDs
  7. Cold and Flu Medication (e.g., Tylenol)
  8. Glow Sticks
  9. ADD/ADHD Medications/Amphetamines
  10. Mouse and Rat Poison

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