Blue Ridge Animal Hospital



Blue Ridge Animal Hospital Inc. is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Black Mountain, NC. The professional and courteous staff at Blue Ridge Animal Hospital Inc. seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Blue Ridge Animal Hospital Inc. strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Black Mountain, NC and surrounding areas. Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Blue Ridge Animal Hospital Inc. can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.

Our Mission
To provide high quality pet health and wellness services to assist you and your pet in living a longer, happier, and healthier life together.

To provide our clients with access to leading edge products and services and authoritative educational content focusing on enhancing the human animal bond.
  • Mon-Fri: 8:00am
  • Sat: 8:00am
  • Sun: Closed
  • After Hours ER: Regional Emergency Animal Care Hospital
  • Dr. Al Wagener, V.M.D.

    Veterinarian
    Dr. Wagener graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. After practicing in Fairfax, Virginia and St. Petersburg, Florida, he opened Blue Ridge Animal Hospital in March 1974. Since then he has established Blue Ridge Animal Hospital as the first American Animal Hospital Association certified member hospital in Buncombe County. He was also the first veterinarian in North Carolina to take and pass the American Board of Veterinary Practitioner's certification test for diplomat status in companion animal medicine and surgery. He is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Association of Avian Veterinarians and the American Animal Hospital Association.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1974
  • Charity Weaver

    Office Manager
    -Charity has been a part of the Blue Ridge Animal Hospital team for 9 years. She was born and raised in Black Mountain. 
    -Her passion is making sure pets and their people have a positive experience when they come to see Dr. Wagener.
    -When not working she enjoys spending time by the pool, having fun with her family, taking pictures, being crafty and scrapbooking.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2007
  • Marcus

    Meet "Marcus" our  Quality Control Supervisor!
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2010
  • Katie

    Receptionist
    -Katie is from Bremen Georgia. She moved to Asheville with her daughter Ally who keeps her on her toes.
    -She joined the team in September 2014 and strives very hard to keep clients and their furbabies happy.
    -When she isn't working she enjoys spending time with her daughter at the park, cooking, and making crafts.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
  • Tamara

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015