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About Us

Big Bear Veterinary Clinic is located in the beautiful small town of Hayesville, within the Great North Carolina Mountains. Big Bear Vet is the one and only veterinary clinic within Clay County and serves the entire Tri-State Area, including Western North Carolina, Northwest Georgia and Eastern Tennessee.

Established in October of 2020, Dr. Kayla Lawlor created Big Bear Veterinary Clinic in order to provide much needed veterinary services for both small and large animals within our wonderful rural community. It was no mystery that Clay County was growing; who doesn’t love the mountains? Dr. Lawlor knew that pets and their owners desperately needed a veterinarian that would be committed to their pet’s care, and to be there when it counted most.

At Big Bear Vet, we know that your pets are family, ours are too! Our knowledgeable and compassionate veterinarians and animal care team are committed to providing the expert healthcare your pet deserves. Whether you find yourself at Big Bear Vet for a scheduled wellness appointment, an after-hours emergency or anything in between, we are your pet care partners and it is our mission to treat every animal as if it were our own.


We are so blessed to be a part of this community, and our rapid growth is a testament to our commitment to our patients, and to our amazing clients for seeking the best care possible for their animals. We are always accepting new patients at our practice, and we look forward to meeting you and your treasured companions.

Give us a call today! (828) 415-1668

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