WNC Veterinary Hospital

WNC Veterinary Hospital is proud to have served the Asheville, NC area for the past 40 years for everything pet related. Our veterinary clinic and animal hospital is run by Dr. Brett Young and Dr. Sara Farmer.  We are happy to welcome new clients.

Our team is committed to educating our clients in how to keep your pets healthy year round, with good nutrition and exercise.  WNC Veterinary Hospital stays on top of the latest advances in veterinarian technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.  

  • Mon, Wed, Fri: 7:30 - 5:00
  • Tue, Thu: 7:30 - 7:00
  • Saturday 8:00 - 12:00
  • Dr. Brett Young, DVM

    Dr. Brett Young, DVM

    I am a native of Charlotte and a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill and the Royal Veterinary College, London, UK. I have been practicing in the Asheville area since 2003. In February of 2009, I joined WNC Veterinary Hospital. I enjoy Internal Medicine, Surgery, and Ultrasonography. I have an amazing wife and two young children. I also have two quirky rescue dogs; Buddy and Docky.

    In my spare time I enjoy hiking, biking and running. I love spending time outdoors with my family.
  • Dr. Sara Farmer, DVM

    Dr. Sara Farmer, DVM

    I am originally from Boulder, Colorado and attended the University of Colorado for an undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology. I received my DVM from Colorado State University in 2008 and following graduation moved to Knoxville, Tennessee for an additional one year internship at the University of Tennessee where I met my husband. I have spent the last 5 years practicing emergency medicine at a 24 hour referral hospital in Richmond, Virginia, and now I am very excited to be joining the team at WNC in June of 2015. I have a special interest in ultrasound, endocrinology, and geriatric medicine and hospice care.

    In my spare time, I enjoy eating and cooking gourmet food, trying to keep up with my husband on mountain biking trails, and getting in over my head with home improvement projects. My four legged family includes a Brittany named Josephine, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Ophelia, two orange kitties named Zufi and Marzi, and we have recently added a two legged member: our daughter Helen.
  • Shasta


    Registered Veterinary Technician
    I am a native of Lakeland, FL, but have resided in WNC since 1987. I live in Fairview with my husband, Donnie, and two stepsons, Alex and Tyler. We have five dogs (Jake, Dusty, Zoey, Butter, and Gemma), a cat (Fubar), a rat (Timothy), and two snakes. I have a background in retail management, but finally found my passion when I joined WNC Boxer Rescue as a co-VP and foster. From there, I pursued a Veterinary Technology degree at AB Tech. I have completed my degree and am now an RVT. I joined WNC Veterinary Hospital in 2012 as a volunteer. I was quickly added on as a full time employee and can't wait to grow within this company and profession.
  • Krystal


    Veterinary Assistant
    I was born and raised in WNC. I joined WNC several years ago as a Veterinary Assistant, but after having my son, I decided to stay home for awhile. I am now back full time since August of 2013.  I have two wonderful kids, Kaylie and Jacob, and a dog named Keisha. My newest passion is exotics thanks to the love in my life. I thoroughly enjoy being outside and spending time with my friends and family.
  • Cathy

    Veterinary Assistant
    I have been in veterinary medicine for over 20 years. I previously worked with Dr Young at another hospital and was excited for the idea to work with him again. I joined WNC Veterinary Hospital in the Winter of 2015. Sometimes you will see me assisting the technicians as well, since i have been trained there too. I have an amazing husband, Jeff, a beautiful daughter, Riley, and crazy cat named Goobie.  I love to be outdoors and spend time with my family.
  • Ellen

    Ellen grew up in Maryland and moved down to North Carolina to attend Appalachian State University. While in school she interned at the Watauga County Cooperative Extension Office where she worked with large animals. She graduated with a degree in Sustainable Agriculture in 2015 and took a year long AmeriCorps position at an Agricultural Center. She is currently back in school at AB Tech to become a registered Veterinary Technician. She lives with her Mastiff-Bernese Mountain dog, Nova, and kitty, Calcifer. In their free time they enjoy gardening, traveling, and spending time with family. 
  • Barb

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