The R.E.A.C.H. team considers your pet's well-being their top priority. Our commitment is to exceed the expectations of our patients’ families and to treat your loved ones with respect, dignity and unsurpassed care. By advancing the quality of medicine we create hope, reduce pain, and assure continual care in an environment where your pet is never alone. We are dedicated to working with your primary care veterinarian and advancing the quality of veterinary care in western North Carolina thus improving the health of all of our pets.

As the only hospital in Western North Carolina strictly dedicated to providing veterinary emergency medicine, our doctors and staff are trained and experienced specifically in emergency medical care. We are prepared and equipped to handle both minor and the most critical emergencies. Upon arrival to our facility, a R.E.A.C.H. doctor will examine your pet and will provide you with a health care plan based upon the best treatment for your pet's medical condition. Throughout your pet's visit our compassionate staff will work hard to provide comfort and constant attention to the needs of both you and your loved one.

Our goal in providing the best emergency veterinary care possible, is to create an environment where our referring veterinarians and clients feel welcome, cared for and respected. Upon discharge from our hospital we will provide you with the appropriate information needed to further care for your pet's needs. It is R.E.A.C.H.'s policy to forward your pet's medical record to your primary veterinarian to facilitate the continual care of your companion.

Contact Details

  Person Dr. Randy Wetzel
  City Asheville , NC
  Zip Code 28806
  Address 677 Brevard Road
  Phone Number (828) 665-4399

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Dr. Randy Wetzel

From Pittsburgh, PA, and a family of six, Randy graduated from Northland College in Ashland, WI. After receiving a bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry, he went on to study at the University of TN College of Veterinary Medicine. His first year as a graduate was spent in small animal general practice. He has since focused on emergency medicine and has been one of the overnight doctors at R.E.A.C.H. since 2000. His interests include biking, backpacking, and environmental issues.

A compassionate and skilled doctor, Randy is an asset to the R.E.A.C.H. team and a mentor for technical staff members. His motto is "Work hard, play hard, and never, never, never, never give up." (Winston Churchill)

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Our Services

R. E. A. C. H. is available for emergency animal services from 5 pm to 8 am Monday thru Friday and 24 hours on holidays and weekends. Our mission is to provide the highest quality emergency veterinary care in a professional and compassionate manner. We provide care for trauma cases and supportive care for patients transferred from area veterinary hospitals. It is our policy to have owners transfer their loved one to their regular veterinarian for continued treatment the next business day (excluding weekends and holidays) . We offer a full range of services, including but not limited to:

• After hours emergency and critical care facility
• Fully staffed with skilled & caring veterinarians, technicians & client services staff specifically trained in emergency medicine
• Continuous patient monitoring by doctors and skilled staff
• Specialist Consultation via Telemedicine
• Advanced emergency surgeries, etc.

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