Meet Our Team

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Fletcher Animal Hospital. We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets.

Please call us at 828-684-4244 to speak to one of our veterinary staff members or use our online form to Make An Appointment

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Dr. Pat Galligan


Dr. Galligan, aka Dr. Pat, joined the Fletcher Animal Hospital team in May 2001, after two years at a successful veterinary hospital in Rutherford County. However, the lure of having his own practice enticed him into purchasing Fletcher Animal Hospital. Pat and his wife, Kit, were married in 1991 and have one daughter, Maeve, and a son, Huffman Patrick. The Galligans also have three pets - Buck, a black lab; a pug, Ben and a cat named Sir Purr. Dr. Pat enjoys camping, hiking, fishing, travel and spending time in the great outdoors.

Dr. Pat grew up near the Charlotte, North Carolina area, where he attended Independence High School. He served honorably in the Coast Guard from 1988 to 1992. During this time Pat was a jet engine mechanic and was part of the crew for helicopter Search and Rescue missions from a Coast Guard base in Brooklyn, New York. Upon discharge from the USCG, Dr Pat attended North Carolina State University (NCSU) where he received degrees in Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated with honors from all three programs. Following graduation he was accepted to the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia. Pat studied diverse fields of animal care, including swine, ratite (ostriches and emus), livestock and small animal medicine. Pat decided to make small animal medicine his career. He began work with the Oglethorpe County Spay/Neuter program and worked for the Animal Intensive Care Unit within the vet school. Dr. Galligan graduated in 1999 and immediately returned to North Carolina to practice in his home state.

Dr. Aaron Taylor


Dr. Taylor is a Florida native, who graduated from the University of Florida, and has been practicing veterinary medicine since 2003. He recently moved up to North Carolina because he enjoys the outdoor activities the city and mountains have to offer. Dr. Taylor is a proud father to his two daughters, a loving husband to his wife of 17 years, and has 2 dogs.
Care Team

Emily Guevara

Office Manager

Emily, born and raised in little ol’ Asheville, loves to photograph special moments with the Blue Ridge Mountains as a backdrop. She may be young but she has shown immense determination and loyalty to Dr. Galligan and Fletcher Animal Hospital. She loves to watch any Hallmark Rom-com movie, especially Christmas editions, and spend time with family and friends.

Lana Pritchard

Vet Assistant

Lana, originally from Alabama, made the Blue Ridge Mountains her home in 2006. She has been with FAH for 10+ years now. Our clinic cats, Oscar and Hank think of her as a second mom. Outside of work, she spends almost every night with her husband at the gym. She is currently studying to get her degree in Dental Hygiene. You can catch her re-watching her favorite movie, National Lampoon Christmas Vacation, or jamming out to any genre of music.

Andrea Hills

Vet Assistant

Andrea has been with Fletcher Animal Hospital since 2009. Dr. Galligan saw her basically grow up. She is a mother to sweet little Myles, who is now 4 years old, Trigger (the clinic dog), in sweet memory of Barley and 2 cats. She has such a sweet and beautiful soul, and is willing to help anyone in need. She is a great teacher, showing off her skills to hit a patient’s vein on the first or second try. She loves to spend time with Myles, and loves to spend her weekends outside next to the grill. Fun fact: she went to school with Luke Combs.

Jenny Roberts

Vet Assistant

Jenny brings the motherly advice to the clinic. Jen is from Fairview, North Carolina, raised just like a southern belle. Her jokes and stories will always bring joy into the office. If anyone needs a pick-me-up, Jen is your go-to gal. Her favorite sports team is Clemson. If she’s not in the office, you can find her in the next city over camping with her husband, 2 boys, and 4 dogs!

Dianne Wise

Vet Assistant

Dianne loves to spend her free time gardening, and taking care of her outdoors. Most of our staff is deathly afraid of bugs, but Dianne is our hero! She will just let a spider or beetle crawl up on her hand! Dianne has 18 years of experience in the Veterinary world, and is always first to volunteer in tricky situations, and never hesitates. She always brings a positive attitude. She is a team player!

Ansley Gilreath

Vet Assistant

Ansley is currently in school at AB Tech, earning her veterinary technician degree. Born and raised in Georgia, Ansley was surrounded by farm animals which only grew her interest and love for pets. She moved up to the Blue Ridge scene for school where she met her boyfriend, Chris. In her spare time, she loves to hang out in her garden with her 2 dogs, Lena and Thea, and her cat, Neut.

Stephanie Jackson

Registered Veterinary Technician

Stephanie earned her license from AB Tech in 2010, but has been in the veterinary world since 2008. When she is not spending time caring for pets,or teaching others about veterinary medicine, you can catch her outdoors with her partner Justin and her dog ReginaFay. Stephanie is excited to grow with Fletcher Animal Hospital and spread her knowledge to pet owners in our community.