Ace the Wonder Dog showed us his favorite trick when he visited the hospital - and he was rewarded with treats!
It's hard to believe, but it's time to vote in the Mountain Xpress Best of WNC poll again! Voting is easier than it was last year, and you don't have to vote in multiple categories. You can choose to vote for one Asheville business (AHNA!) and skip the rest of the poll if you would like to. To make it even easier for you, we have a computer set up on our front desk so that you can vote in our lobby. If you need assistance, we're happy to help.
By: Dr. Susan Wootten
New technology yields amazing results for pets with ear problems. Years ago it was commonplace for pets to have repetitive ear infections that just simply could not be cured. Pet owners, across the nation, returned to veterinarians month after month to obtain ear ointments that seemed to help but did not cure ear infections.
Dr. Wootten examining a patient’s ear with video otoscopy unit while under anesthesia.
The Client Care Team of Animal Hospital of North Asheville Mission Statement
“Our mission, as the Client Care Team of The Animal Hospital of North Asheville, is to provide, in an informed and caring manner, to you, our valued client, the information and services that you seek to better care for your pet. To never assume limits on your care and love for that pet and to meet your needs in a manner that we ourselves would expect for our own pets.”
Although totally blind, Animal Hospital of North Asheville client James Hedrik resisted getting a guide dog for a long time. “I thought it would be too much responsibility,” said James. He was urged to get a guide dog by Services for the Blind and fortunately his case worker persisted in her efforts to get James to consider a guide dog.
We did not know what we were getting into when we agreed to foster 3 little kittens. They were just over a month old and suffering from lice, (fortunately only cats can get cat lice), respiratory and eye infections. A good Samaritan brought the three brothers into AHNA. We had originally planned to find homes for all three kittens once they were feeling better.
Misha is one amazing girl! While visiting Dr. Riggle, Mom demonstrated some of her talents. When asked to identify an object, she recongnized the word and pointed to the object! She truly is an amazing dog, even with her hurt leg she played along!