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

    Veterinarian
    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 moved to Asheville in June of 2015 after practicing emergency medicine in Richmond, Virginia. I have a special interest in ultrasound, internal medicine, and soft tissue surgery.

    In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my daughters Helen and Audrey, eating and cooking gourmet food and trying to keep up with my husband on mountain biking trails. My four legged family includes a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Ophelia and two orange kitties named Zufi and Marzi.
  • Shasta

    Shasta Cole

    I am a native of Lakeland, FL, but have resided in WNC since 1987. I live in Fairview with my husband Donnie, and stepson  Alex. We have three dogs ( Zoey, Butter, and Gemma), two foster dogs (Buddy and ChooChoo), a cat (Titten), and various small animals and reptiles. I have a background in retail management, but finally found my passion when I joined WNC Boxer Rescue as a co-VP and foster in 2011. From there, I pursued an Associates of Applied Science degree at AB Tech. I have completed my degree, took my state and national exams, and am now an RVT. I joined WNC Veterinary Hospital in 2012 as a volunteer and was quickly added on as a full time employee. In my free time I enjoy riding motorcycles and hanging out with friends and family. 

  • Krystal

    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. 
  • Stephanie Davis

    I have been working in veterinary medicine since 2015. After starting as a kennel technician in a small clinic in Waynesville NC it was confirmed that working with animals in the medical field is my passion. In previous years I volunteered at my local animal shelters and took photographs of adoptable pets for rescues. After being hired at WNC veterinary I moved to Asheville, while employed here I have obtained my Fear Free Certification and aspire to continue bettering myself. Outside of work I enjoy pet sitting, photography, and spending time with my Toy Australian Shepard and one eyed tortoiseshell cat.
  • Megan “MG” Graves

    Megan started her career working with animals in 2008. She has experience in Agility & Basic Obedience Training, managing daycare & boarding facilities, veterinary assisting and enjoys aiding clients (owners and their furkids alike) as WNC Veterinary Hospital’s Client Services Specialist.  Megan loves all animals but certainly has a soft spot for the “bully” breeds!! Her Red Nose American Pit Bull Terrier named Swayzie is her best friend and adventure partner! In her spare time Megan enjoys hiking & kayaking, attending Carolina Panthers Football games, and creating art projects with her Partner, Ali. 

  • Barb

    I am originally from New Hampshire, and moved to North Carolina 2 years ago. I have worked in the veterinary field for many years and have enjoyed all aspects of this field.  I have a wonderful husband, two incredible children and three furry family members of my own. When not at WNC, I work as a fabric artist and enjoy long walks with the pups and hubby.