Community Outreach and Accolades

Veterinary Team at the Animal Hospital of North Asheville

The Animal Hospital of North Asheville is proud to be integral part of the Asheville, NC community. During our years in Asheville, we have donated a great deal of time as well as resources to a variety of local animal shelters and pet organizations. We have also been recognized by many local publications and organizations for the charitable work that we have done. We've listed on this page some of the community work, awards, and accolades we are most proud of.

  • National Award Winner: 2014 PetPlan Veterinary Practice of the Year!
  • Animal Hospital of North Asheville has been repeatedly voted #1 in the category of “Veterinary Services” by readers of the Mountain Express and is recognized in their “Hall of Fame.”
  • Lead Sponsor for Taste of Compassion 2014
  • Animal Hospital of North Asheville has repeatedly been voted #1n in the category “Best Veterinarian” in the Family Choice awards.
  • Dr. David Thompson has assisted the Madison County Animal Shelter with fundraising, consulting and rabies control clinics. He also served as a member of the Animal Shelter Advisory Board for the Commissioners of Buncombe County.
  • The veterinarians and staff at Animal Hospital of North Asheville raised more than $7,000 for animal rescue and healthcare at Louisiana State School of Veterinary Medicine for animals lost in Hurricane Katrina.
  • Drs. David and Betsy Thompson served on the steering committee as chairpersons of the veterinary committee of Asheville Humane Society Capital Building Campaign for the Nancy H. Clark Adoption and Education Center.
  • In 2007, the Animal Hospital of North Asheville raised funds for the purchase of comfortable and durable elevated beds for dogs in the Asheville Humane Society.
  • Our veterinarians personally donated more than $30,000 for the construction of the Asheville Humane Society's Nancy H. Clark Adoption and Education Center completed in 2010.
  • Dr. Betsy Thompson served as Secretary and Vice Chair of Asheville Humane Society's Board of Directors and recently completed a six year term.
  • The Animal Hospital of North Asheville provides discounted care to cats and dogs through Animal Haven and Mary Paws.
  • For the past several years, we have provided more than $23,000 per year in free medical care to dogs and cats through the Asheville Compassion Network and Asheville Humane Society.
  • Animal Hospital of North Asheville provides discounted services for service animals and pets residing in nursing homes. We also provide discounted services to the Asheville Police Dogs.
  • Dr. Warren Riggle was a frequent guest on WCQS Public Radio call-in program "Conversations." He discussed many interesting topics related to pet health care to help educate the public about pet care.
  • The Animal Hospital of North Asheville has received Beautification Awards from the Men's Garden Club and Quality Forward. We have also received the Treasure Tree Award from Quality Forward, in recognition of our preservation for many years of a large tree on our property.
  • The Animal Hospital of North Asheville serves as a Corporate Sponsor several times each year for events held by Paws for a Cause, Asheville Humane Society (A Taste of Compassion, Trivia Night, etc.), Animal Compassion Network, and Brother Wolf. In addition, we were a corporate sponsor for Pet Harmony.
  • We are very proud of our Annual Pet Food Drive held in December of each year. Last year we raised over 5 tons of pet food which we donated to Asheville Humane Society, Animal Compassion Network, Brother Wolf and the pet food assistance program of Meals on Wheels.  Our hospital donated one ton of the food ourselves!
  • Several of our veterinarians are members of Asheville Humane Society’s Leadership Circle, a group  that provides sustaining funds for special programs such as foster care and medical care.
  • Each year the staff members of Animal Hospital of North Asheville sponsor several of Buncombe County’s foster children by providing gifts and clothing for them during the holiday season.
  • Animal Hospital of North Asheville provides weekly puppy socialization/preschool in our large Education Room free of charge.
  • Animal Hospital of North Asheville provides at least one monthly Free Behavior Help Session in our Education Room for people to learn the latest in ways to help their pets.
  • Animal Hospital of North Asheville actively supports and provides meeting room space for Friends of North Asheville Dog Park.