Welcome to the Balsam Animal Hospital, an exclusive companion animal practice nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina. If you live in Waynesville or the surrounding area in NC, then you have picked the perfect site to find a animal hospital.

Our Animal Hospital is a full service animal hospital and will take both emergency cases as well as less urgent medical, surgical, and dental issues. Our veterinarian are experienced in all types of conditions and treatments.

Animal hospital treatment is limited to small animals: Dogs of all size and breeds, cats, exotics and birds. Our hospital provides complete care for all stages of your pets' life by a knowledgeable and compassionate staff in a therapeutic & clean environment.

Pet Checkups | Dog & Cat Exams


Does your pet need a checkup? Yearly checkups keep your pet healthy and safe! Learn more »

Pet Vaccinations


Pet Vaccinations can save your pets life and other pets. Vaccinations are safe and easy! Learn more »

Spaying & Neutering


Does your pet need spaying or Neutering? Are you looking for a vet you can trust with your pet? Learn more »

Pet Surgeries | Cat Spaying & Neutering


Pet Surgury can be neccessary that's why we offer pet surgery. Learn more »

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Our CommitmentPaul Kern, Veterinarian Waynesville, NC

Doctor Kern is a solo-practioner with advanced training. Our promise is to fulfill our mission to provide compassionate care that improves quality of life for our patients and for those who love them.

What Our Clients Say!

  • We love Dr. Kern and his staff! Many times we called on Dr. Kern for emergency services and he was more than willing to take care of our needs. Best Veterinarian around!

    Darlene - Waynesville, NC

  • We have been taking our cats to Balsam Animal Hospital for almost twenty years - have always been pleased with the quality of care they have received from Dr. Kern and his staff.

    Sharon - Waynesville, NC

Pet Resources

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