Blue Skies Veterinary Hospital
Serving with Honesty, Dedication and Compassion
Frank Wuest
Doctors Bryna Riley Frye Call for an Appointment  
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
(828) 327-7387

Our Family

Frank Wuest, DVM
Dr. Wuest graduated with a doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Illinois in 1998. His education also includes a bachelor in business management from Southern Illinois University. Dr. Wuest moved to Hickory from Virginia in 2002 and renovated our previous location into Blue Skies Veterinary Hospital. In 2016 we proudly opened our new location, next door. He, his wife, 4 children, 1 German Shepherd, 1 Border Terrier, 1Yorkshire Terrier and 3 cats are proud to call Hickory home.


Doc and KK

Bryna Frye, DVM
Dr. Bryna Frye is a 2008 graduate the NC State Veterinary College. Formerly Bryna Riley has considered Hickory home for most of her life. Her education and experiences in emergency medicine as well as general practice adds breadth of experience to our practice.
She is dedicated to providing the best pet care through sound medical principals and excellent communication. She embodies what Blue Skies has always striven to provide.


Cynthia has been a valued member, mentor and guiding force for Blue Skies since 2005. Her 12 years in the Navy as a communications specialist provides key skills in keeping our operations on track.
Cynthia has been breeding and showing Great Danes since 1996 and is shown here with her boy Stetson. You can see him and her other fine danes at Shades of Excellence.


Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)
Brandy has worked in the veterinary field since 1999 and graduated with her RVT in 2004. She has been a pivotal member of the Blue Skies team since 2005. Pets include her husband, a rescue yorkie named "Emmy", her mix breed "Bonnie" and her cat "Ms. Kit".


Jana P.
Veterinary Technician

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Katy M. Katy
Bri S Bri

Veterinary Assistant

Dr. Wuests daughter has been a productive and helpful employee of Blue Skies since she was 9 years old. We are proud and appreciative to have her on board.


Ashley H.
Customer Service

Die hard cat enthusiast, kind person and (rather not) hard worker. Ashley has been here since 2015 and we did not know what we were missing!
Her positive personality and

Doc's Gang
Often upon your arrival you may notice assorted elfin beings raising cane or presenting drawings upon your arrival. Rest assured they are not gremlins but doc's family in visiting.



Gertrude (Gerty)
Clinic Cat
Gerty was a rescue left in a cardboard box that said "good cat, spayed" and they were about 1/2 right, she appears spayed! Never met a person that wasnt there to pet her, or a food bowl that didn't have her name on it.