Jennifer Jones, CVPM – Practice Manager
Jennifer was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and moved to Asheville in 1997. She is a 2009 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Asheville with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Administration. She received her Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM) credentials in 2015. She currently lives in Leicester with her husband, Travis, and their furry children, two Welsh Corgis, Wrigley and Duncan, and a silly kitty named Maggie. Their angel Corgi, Brewster, watches over them and Beacon, too! Jennifer enjoys traveling, boating on the lake, hitting a few golf balls now and then, and spending time with her family.
Renée Caron – Client Relations / Receptionist
Renee moved to Western North Carolina 6 years ago from Durham, NC. She has over 20 years administrative experience working in human medicine and academia. She began her career in veterinary medicine volunteering as a dog walker, became an adoption counselor at a local animal shelter and spent time working at REACH Animal Emergency since settling in the mountains. She lives in Weaverville with her dog Ivy and enjoys painting in her spare time. She is excited to be part of a primary practice and watching your furry family members grow and live their healthiest lives!
Christine Hart – Client Relations / Receptionist
Although she is originally from GA, Christine prefers calling the mountains home for the past 6 years. Her family includes her 3 human children, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and more shrimp than they can count! She loves exploring all the beautiful nature hikes and waterfalls with her pups, swimming in the summer with her kids, visiting breweries with her boyfriend, or just watching Stranger Things with her cat! Christine thinks pet owners are often surprised to realize how quickly we become attached to their furry friends but it’s so easy when you see all that pure love in furry ears, wet noses, and tail wags! Working in Veterinary medicine has given her the most fulfillment and she is excited to be part of the Beacon Vet family!
Larissa Clegg – Lead Veterinary Nurse
Larissa was born and raised in California and has been an Asheville resident for 25 years. From a young age she realized true path was in veterinary medicine. She has been working in the veterinary field for over 15 years, beginning in a small feline only clinic, then taking on emergency medicine for a decade. During this time she also gained experience in zoo medicine and worked as a laboratory technician in a veterinary pathology office. Larissa’s second passion is art, and she enjoys sketching, painting, sculpting, and everything in between. She lives in Asheville with her wife, Lauren, and a menagerie of dogs and cats. She is very honored to be a part of the Beacon family.
Kelsey Ketron – Veterinary Nurse
Kelsey is from East Tennessee, but has been here in Swannanoa for the past three years. She has been working in veterinary medicine since 2014 and is currently working to complete Veterinary Technician school. Kelsey and her husband Colby live together with their little zoo of dogs, cats, fish, and a bearded dragon. In her free time, Kelsey enjoys reading, hiking with her dogs, playing video games, caring for her many plants, and spending time with family. Kelsey has a passion for quality veterinary care and loves helping people and their furry friends live their best lives together.
Anna Meier – Veterinary Assistant
Bio coming soon!