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 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.
  • 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 in North Carolina in 2011. She graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree Sustainable Development. In 2018 she graduated from AB techs veterinary technician to become a registered veterinary technician. She lives on a farm with her husband, three dogs, two cats, goats and ducks.
  • 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.
  • Ashley

    I am a native of WNC and reside in beautiful Mills River. I started working in veterinary medicine in 2004. I currently reside with a feisty Jack Russell mix named Cooper and a pampered house cat, Big Fred. When I am not spending my days at WNC Veterinary Hospital, I enjoy spending time with my beautiful daughter Evie, home improvement projects, and working out.
  • Ashley Thomas

    I was born and raised in Myrtle Beach, SC but have recently spent the last three years in Charlotte, NC. In January of 2019 I moved to the Asheville area and have been loving mountain life ever since! I originally went away to grooming school in 2013. After spending five years grooming for private and corporate hospitals, I decided to focus more on the customer service and medical side of the industry. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, fishing, boating, and movie nights with my boyfriend and family. We have two dogs. We have a lab mix named Trout and a Pekingese mix named Sammy!
  • Carly Shaw

    Carly grew up on the Eastern side of the state. She moved to Asheville in 2016 to attend AB Tech’s Vet Tech program. She became a registered veterinary technician in 2019. She did her externship with us during the summer of 2018 and then joined our team in December of 2018. On her days off she enjoys spending time outside or with friends.