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.
  • Current Hours Mon-Friday 8am-3pm
  • After Hours ER: MedVet of Asheville 828-665-4399
  • Dr. Al Wagener, V.M.D.

    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

    Office Manager
    -Charity has been a part of the Blue Ridge Animal Hospital team for 13years. 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 kiddos and 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
  • Brittany

    Brittany started working as a Vet Assistant in 2014.
    She has been with Blue Ridge since March 2018.
    She has experience working with small animals and exotics.
    She currently has 2 cats, 2 dogs and several exotics.
    In her free time her hobbies include reading, art and learning new things.
    She also enjoys hiking in the spring with her dogs.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2018